Interko2

Coordinated Action for Sustainable Regional Housing Development

Motivation

Population growth in Leipzig and Halle/Saale is leading to a lack of affordable housing in both cities and to an increasing settlement pressure in the surrounding areas. An integrated housing concept coordinated by the two major cities and municipalities in the adjoining districts aims to prevent an unorderly extension of residential areas. Measurements for land saving and needs-based housing development are especially important, since parts of the region increasingly face depopulation tendencies.

Goals and approach

To encourage and support cooperation between municipalities, the project establishes a practicable monitoring system. Its purpose is to analyze and visualize local data on development trends and to identify small-scale development requirements. A cooperative process of participation and negotiation with the municipalities provides the basis for the concept, considering mobility patterns and housing demands of the local population. The importance of smaller and medium-sized regional centres, preferred housing locations, requirements for future residential developments as well as integrated mobility solutions must be discussed and tested for practicability.

Expected results and transfer

Based on the housing concept, recommendations for action are derived for the state spatial planning and regional planning. The planning instruments, as a combined system for identifying locations for sustainable housing development which is developed in the R&D phase for the region of Halle/Leipzig, are to be transferred to the region of Jena. The instruments are to be tested for their applicability to other regions and critically evaluated in regards to sustainability and target relevance.

Project Management / Contact

Dr. Annedore Bergfeld
Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 60055-140
Email: a_bergfeld@leibniz-ifl.de

Interko2: Example for a potential preferred housing location: The City of Pegau in the surrounding area of Leipzig © Regionaler Planungsverband Leipzig-Westsachsen
Interko2: Example for a potential preferred housing location: The City of Pegau in the surrounding area of Leipzig © Regionaler Planungsverband Leipzig-Westsachsen

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Project Profile
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Funding Measure:
Stadt-Land-Plus

Project Cluster:
Dynamic Housing Market Regions

Project Title:
Interko2 – Integrated Housing Development Concept in the Metropolitan Growth Area of Leipzig and Halle (Saale)

Duration:
01.08.2018 – 31.07.2023

Project Number:
033L207

Funding Amount:
1.352.935 €

Partners:
- Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
- City of Leipzig
- District of Leipzig
- City of Halle (Saale)
- District of Northern Saxony
- Saalekreis District
- City of Jena
- Saale-Holzland District
- Regional Planning Association (RPV) Leipzig-Westsachen

Internet:
Website: www.interko2.de

Version:
June 2020