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Department of Spatial Planning


Understanding polyrationalities of space, actors, and policies on suburban densification

Within the SUBDENSE research project we examine the impact of suburban densification and its effects on suburbia under different planning regimes in relation to the interests and agency of local stakeholders and landowners. Therefore, researchers from Germany, France and the UK collaborate in an interdisciplinary team to understand polyrationalities of space, actors, and policies on suburban densification. This project addresses this knowledge gap using an innovative combination of geodata analysis with social and policy science and planning. With a strong focus on landowners’ and local stakeholders’ plural interests and agencies, SUBDENSE will contribute to social science knowledge on the often rather technical-administrative academic debate on land policies.

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Please contact Thomas Hartmann, Bénédicte Bucher, Mathias Jehling or Sebastian Dembski