Sustainable Agricultural-Urban Development

  Sketch of a city Copyright: © Nathalie Pszola  

NACHWUCHS: Sustainable Agricultural-Urban Development

The research project aims to develop innovative, space-saving spatial structures and at the same time attractive settlement forms for the 21st century. During the course of the project, important parameters for sustainable settlement structures and multifunctional open space uses will be identified. This should reduce land consumption and minimize conflicts between agriculture and settlement development. With the help of new strategic approaches and cooperation in the region, a reversal trend is to be initiated.

For the research project NACHWUCHS, the Chair of Landscape Architecture is developing spatial and settlement concepts that illustrate implementation-oriented approaches for future-oriented settlement development in the region. The focus is on the development of settlement concepts with a higher density and the simultaneous strengthening and preservation of agriculture, open space qualities and other desirable functions in the urban region.


Project Information

  1. Client Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  2. Project leaders Professorship of Urbanism and Regional Planning, University of Bonn: Prof. Theo Kötter, Dipl. -Geogr. Frauke Rehorst, Dr. rer. pol. Dominik Weiss
  3. Cooperating partners Institute of Landscape Architecture, RWTH Aachen: Prof. Frank Lohrberg, M.Sc. Nathalie Pszola, Research Institute of Ecosystem analysis and evaluation e.V. (gaiac) at the RWTH Aachen: Dr. Andreas Toschki, Dr. Gottfried Lennartz, Landwirtschaftskammer NRW: Elisabeth Verhaag, Steffen Thurow, Melanie Müller, Empirica: Timo Heyn, Jan Grade, Rhein-Erft-Kreis 
  4. Project timeframe January 2018 to June 2023
  5. Further information Projectwebsite (german)