Municipal cooperation for sustainable land use in the region of Northern Black Forest
The region of Northern Black Forest is very heterogeneous in the development of its municipalities. High settlement pressure along the federal motorways contrasts with a trend towards out-migration in less well-connected parts of the region. In some cases, there are conflicts between the municipalities. This is where the “KoOpRegioN" project joins in.
Goals and approach
The project aims to show how urban and rural communities may benefit from cooperation and improvement in sustainable land use. The aim is to jointly develop a strategy at regional level that combines the following three levels of action in a practical way: land management, sustainability and intermunicipal cooperation. Therefore, opportunities for actions are to be developed by analyzing actor and conflict constellations, identifying obstacles and action needs, developing sustainability indicator sets and applying participatory methods.
Expected results and transfer
The results will be processed in a guideline, which will include practical policy clusters, recommendations on process methodology, sustainability indicator sets and decision support tools. The results should enable decision-makers to compare options for intermunicipal cooperation and related sustainability effects and translate them into joint market and location strategies. It is planned to continue the project with a pilot project.
Project Lead / Contact
Dr. Matthias Proske
Westliche Karl-Friedrich-Str. 29-31
Telephone: +49 7231 14784 0
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Integrated Urban Development
KoOpRegioN - Municipal cooperation for sustainable land use in the region of Northern Black Forest
01.02.2020 – 31.01.2023
- European Institute for Energy Research
- The Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies (ZIRIUS), University Stuttgart
- Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis at the Karlsruhe Instituts of Technology
- Market and Organisation Research Würzburg
- City of Pforzheim
- IHK - Chamber of Commerce and Industry Northern Black Forest
- Regional Economic Development Agency