Implementing the UN sustainability development goals in urban and rural areas 


Current conflicts between objectives regarding land use require new solutions to implement sustainability goals. In the project region of Lüneburg, there are interactions and conflicts of interest between different stakeholder groups with regard to the use of land. The handling of the finite resource land therefore represents a significant challenge for the project region. A transdisciplinary team consisting of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, the city and district of Lüneburg and the BUND takes on this task.

Goals and approach

The project develops scenarios and options for action with a focus on the UN sustainability development goals. The innovative character of the project results from the combination of quantitative and qualitative data. In addition, economic management measures are not only tested with the aim of efficiently restricting the use of natural resources, but the effects of these instruments on the balance of interests between different groups of actors and different types of regions (urban and rural) are also examined.

Expected results and transfer

In project phase 1, scenarios and options for action are to be developed and the preparation for the implementation of these options in project phase 2 is to take place. The cooperation between university, municipal administration and NGOs will ensure a direct transfer.

Project Management / Contact

Prof. Dr. Jacob Hörisch
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Fakultät Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften
Universitätsallee 1
21335 Lüneburg
Telephone: +49 4131 677 2260

SUSTIL: Elbe © Henrik von Wehrden
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Funding Measure:

Project Cluster:
Regional Justice

Project Title:
SUSTIL – Szenarien zur Umsetzung der UN-Nachhaltigkeitsziele in Stadt und Landkreis Lüneburg: Implikationen für die Steuerung von Landnutzung

01.02.2020 – 31.01.2023

Project Number:

Funding Amount:
650.798,60 €

- BUND Landesverband Niedersachsen
- Hansestadt Lüneburg
- Landkreis Lüneburg
- Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg

Website: (in German)

June 2020