Graphic shows the effects for the target groups of the neighborhood © Agnes Förster  

District⁴ – new instruments for planning urban quarters

Urban quarters are a living environment in which the quality of life of a city becomes tangible for its citizens. In cities, there is a multitude of types of neighborhood, each with different assets and challenges. Active neighborhood development by the municipality is necessary,  in some neighborhoods, while others "work" by themselves.

The project takes a look at the level of action on the scale of the urban quarter. It examines how new offers and services in the neighborhood can be recombined in order to effectively meet the challenges of cities, to initiate change, and to develop a new quality of life in the existing and new building structures.


Project Information

  1. Client  Consortium of cities and housing associations supported by the German Association of Cities (Deutscher Städtetag)
  2. Project leaders Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development, RWTH Aachen: Prof. Dr. Agnes Förster, Dr. Nina Berding, Angelina Bolten
  3. Project timeframe May 2020 to March 2022
  4. Further informations  Website of the Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development