urbanes.land is a research and transfer branch of Biberach University of Applied Sciences.

We specialize in evidence-based analysis and strategic consulting of planning bodies and political decision-makers at a local and regional level. Our focus is on urbanized territories of intermediate density. Our research operates on different scales and with different tools – classical geographic methods, cartography and stakeholder analysis are complemented by net-based archives, storytelling and social media experiments. The team facilitates, initiates and supports planning processes and equips them with new arguments and tools. We operate on projects in South West Germany, the Benelux and Baltic states.

Transforming Peripheries

ULM/GER | 26.09.2019

The Conference took place on 26.09.2019.

The first Urban Land Conference provided a platform for the exchange between policy makers, urban planners, business leaders, academics and community groups. With impulse lectures and practical examples, they stimulated discussion while local stakeholder assessed the importance of the topic for the region. Regional cooperation and space for experimentation were named important factors for successful sustainable development in urban areas.

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Challenging Perceptions:

Stadt-Land-Oberschwaben

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Learning with Cities:

Campus City Biberach

Eurocities

Urban Consultancy:

Crossborder

Exploring patterns of small and medium sized cities in Southwest Germany. Oberschwaben is a growing region – similarly home to unique local tradition and global linkages. We want to understand the spatial and social characteristics and the interdependencies between cities, towns and their rural backbones. We approach the region through cartographic, visual and social layers for analysis and experiment.

The city of Biberach hosts around 10.000 students and apprentices daily, highly relying on regional commuting. Driven by field analysis, mapping and qualitative research we develop scenarios for the relationship between the city and its education landscape. We analyse current patterns and propose future developments as possible levers for structural transformation in urban development and mobility patterns.

We identify potential benefits and beneficiaries of co-ordinated development approaches for a series of host cities across Europe. Based on the EUROCITIES network on metropolitan areas, urbanes.land outlines practicable co-operations in land-use across administrative borders. The projects evidence new arguments to facilitate innovative strategies for implementation and process.

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Challenging Perceptions:

Stadt-Land-Oberschwaben

Exploring patterns of small and medium sized cities in Southwest Germany. Oberschwaben is a growing region – similarly home to unique local tradition and global linkages. We want to understand the spatial and social characteristics and the interdependencies between cities, towns and their rural backbones. We approach the region through cartographic, visual and social layers for analysis and experiment.

DSCF3891-min

Learning with Cities:

Campus City Biberach

The city of Biberach hosts around 10.000 students and apprentices daily, highly relying on regional commuting. Driven by field analysis, mapping and qualitative research we develop scenarios for the relationship between the city and its education landscape. We analyse current patterns and propose future developments as possible levers for structural transformation in urban development and mobility patterns.

Eurocities

Urban Consultancy:

Crossborders

Invited by host institutions of the EUROCITIES network we outline fields of practicable co-operation in land-use across administrative borders in a series of case studies in functional urban areas across Europe. We therefore identify potential benefits and beneficiaries of co-ordinated development approaches and evidence new arguments that facilitate an innovative implementation strategy and process on a metropolitan scale.

photographic series

We are collecting, curating and sharing image data to document regions of intermediate density. These images, on the intersection of research, cartography and photography, create a visual basis that encourages viewers to develop their own opinion about the relationships between urban and rural areas.

Find the ongoing series on Instagram.