Regionally specific land management in urban-rural partnerships


Economic growth, demographic developments, and changing lifestyles result in increased land use conflicts. The production of regional agricultural goods can help  increase regional value, improve the quality of resources, and alleviate urban-rural conflicts regarding land use.

Goals and approaches

With the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region functioning as an example, ReProLa connects land management and the production as well as marketing of regional agricultural goods. It establishes land use monitoring in order to identify changes and the driving forces behind them. ReProLa systematically records the relevance of specific land and environmental impacts. This includes enhancing regional value chain potentials. It also investigates potentials with regard to employment and the creation of added-value. A goal of ReProLa is to improve the decision-making process concerning land management on a municipal level and to preserve land for the production of regional goods.

Expected results and transfer

The urban-rural partnership will initiate a dialogue seeking to improve management structures for regional land management in the project region. ReProLa will develop and operationalize a governance structure that relies heavily on inter-municipal participation. ReProLa will distribute the results achieved in the project region and among the Board of German Metropolitan Regions.

Project Lead / Contact

Dr. Christa Standecker
Europäische Metropolregion Nürnberg
Telephone: +49 911 231-10511
Email: Geschäftsstelle der EMR

ReProLa: Regional Products - Land management and regional value chains in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region © Jeanette Niqué
ReProLa: Regional Products - Land management and regional value chains in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region © Jeanette Niqué

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Project Profile

Funding Measure:

Project Cluster:
Regional Products

Project Title:
ReProLa – Regionally Specific Land Management in Urban-Rural Partnerships within the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region

01.10.2018 – 30.09.2023

Project Number:

Funding Amount:
2.731.489 €

- Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Institute of Geography
- Research Group Agricultural and Regional Development Triesdorf
- Fraunhofer-Team for Supply Chain Services SCS
- City of Nuremberg


June 2020