Updating Aachen´s strategic concept for housing development

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Updating Aachen's strategic concept for housing development – Participative process and scientific consulting

Being an important hub for higher education and research, the city of Aachen is increasingly gaining population. This implies both, changes for development and challenges for the housing market. The concept of action on housing aims at steering the housing supply regarding quantity as well as quality. Political key objectives and tools to steer the local housing supply and market are intertwined to an integrated, holistic strategy. The municipality of Aachen and the Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development cooperate to update the concept of action.

The participatory process aims at embedding the concept in the daily work of local stakeholders such as politics, administration, housing industry and the public. A multi-step approach creates added value by cultivating and ensuring joint results.

The services of the Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development include: the design of the participatory process: designing, conducting and documenting surveys of the interested public as well as scientific advice and support in updating the strategic concept: the analysis of existing and discussed instruments.


Project Information

  1. Client  City of Aachen
  2. Project leaders Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development, RWTH Aachen: Prof. Dr. Agnes Förster, Moritz Maikämper
  3. Project timeframe January 2020 until January 2021
  4. Further informations The City of Aachen´s project website