Integrated Urban Development as a Precondition for Successful Sustainable City German Institute of Urban Affairs (DIFU)

Content:
  • Informative review of the situation with urban development across Europe based on surveys of 35 countries and comparative studies held in Brazil, China, India and the U.S.A.
    The key statement is: ‘A range of EU Member States and accession countries and, first of all, the majority of Central and Eastern European countries under review, still focus their urban development efforts mostly on urban planning […].’
    Most of Western European countries focus attention, in the scope of integrated urban/urban district development, ‘not only on urban planning aspects but also on social issues and problems of local economies as well as on issues of ethnic minority integration and professional training of socially vulnerable groups.’ (Summary, p. 87)
    Country surveys:
    A  Countries with comprehensive national integrated urban development programmes (neighbourhoods with socially vulnerable population) (11 countries, mostly in Western and Northern Europe), p. 23 onwards.
    B  Countries with national/regional programmes or national directives on integrated urban development (neighbourhoods with socially vulnerable population) (16 countries of Eastern Europe, also Portugal, Spain, Cyprus and of Western and Northern Europe), p. 43 onwards.
    C  Countries with predominantly community approach towards integrated urban development (neighbourhoods with socially vulnerable population) (8 countries, a range of smaller-size countries with varying geographical position), p. 55 onwards.
    Comparative studies: Brazil, China, India and the U.S.A., p. 75 onwards.

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    Bibliographic information:
  • Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development: 5 Years of Leipzig Charter – Integrated Urban Development as a Precondition for Successful Sustainable City – Integrated Urban Development in 27 EU Member States and Accession Countries. Berlin 2012. 92 p. ISBN 978-3-88118-511-0

  • Additional Information:
  • Edited by: German Institute of Urban Affair, GmbH, Zimmerstraße 13 –15, 10969 Berlin – Federal Institute of Building, Urban Research and Space with the Federal Department for Building and Spatial Planning, Deichmanns Aue 31 –37, 53179 Bonn

  • Date of publication:
  • 2012
  • Rights:
  • Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development

  • Contact Information:
  • Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development
    Berlin Office: Invalidenstraße 44, 10115 Berlin. Phone: 03018 300-0
    Bonn Office: Robert-Schuman-Platz 1, 53175 Bonn. Phone: 022899 300-0

  • Languages:
  • German and English
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