Integrative Development of a Just Balance of Interests between City and Country
Different interests regarding the use of land and its resources are a challenge for sustainable urban and rural development in general and also in the region surrounding Schwerin. Space is needed for settlement and industry, but also for agriculture and recreation. The project ReGerecht aims to develop solutions to reduce conflicts between urban, suburban and rural spaces and to find new ways of balancing diverging interests. The intention of the project is to address the question how a just balance between different land and resource use interests can be achieved.
Goals and approach
The goals of the project are to conduct research on the causes of land use conflicts, examine justice as a vital criterion for the evaluation of conflict resolution as well as develop applicable solutions. To do so, all relevant actors are involved in identifying existing conflicts, formulating objectives and in developing solutions which can be transferred to other cities.
Expected results and transfer
The project is set to contribute to the establishment of sustainable land use and spatial structures in the region surrounding Schwerin as well as in the identified transfer regions. Moreover, the City of Schwerin and the Amt für Raumordnung und Landesplanung Westmecklenburg specifically aim to achieve a cooperation agreement for the urban-rural space surrounding Schwerin. Results are targeted towards local, regional and federal decision-makers, businesses and NGOs.
Project Lead / Contact
apl. Prof. Dr. Thomas Weith
Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research
Eberswalder Straße 84
Telephone: +49 33432 82-124
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ReGerecht – Integrative Development of a Just Balance of Interests between City and Country
01.09.2018 – 31.08.2023
- Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
- TU Dresden
- Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space
- City of Schwerin
- Amt für Raumordnung und Landesplanung Westmecklenburg
- Landgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
- Bundesverband der gemeinnützigen Landgesellschaften
- T-Systems MMA
Website: www.regerecht.de (in German)