World’s largest online database on architecture. Currently archINFORM includes more than 13 000 buildings and planned projects of eminent international architects. The focus in the selection of projects is 20th century architecture.
Archplus is devoted to experimenting in architecture and urban development. Established between architecture, city and visual media, it explores the boundaries of the changing disciplines in theory and practice.
The web portal Arcguide provides information about the entire spectrum of architecture. Its pages present new trends, projects, exhibitions and competitions as well as literature lists, job vacancies or news from universities. Arcguide publishes a daily press roundup with articles on architecture from important German-language newspapers. In addition it publishes the magazine Arcguide every quarter.
On the pages of BauNetz architects can find useful information about their field of work, about education and training as well as safety measures and building regulations. BauNetz also announces projects in planning, competitions and contributions from specialist journals. In addition it offers current news from the architectural scene.
The Academy for Spatial Research and Planning studies the effects of human activity on regions in the fields of economy, ecology, culture and in the social sector. In addition the institution analyses the possibilities of sustainable spatial development.
The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is a place of research, teaching and experimental design. Apart from preserving, studying and promoting the Bauhaus heritage, the Foundation is devoted to the city – its contradictions and cultural power between the conflicting poles of population development, globalisation and technological revolution.
The BBR is a federal authority and a recognized research institute within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs. The institution supervises building projects at home and abroad, gives expert advice and carries out research in the fields of regional development planning, urban development as well as the building and housing industry.
The Federal Chamber of Architects represents the interests of more than 118 000 architects vis-à-vis politicians and the public on a national and international level. The Chambers of Architects of the 16 German federal states are members of the BAK. The website offers information about education and further training and a list of professional journals.
The Center for Metropolitan Studies combines university-related basic research with application-oriented research and counselling in the field of metropolitan research, pushes the international promotion of young talent and encourages increased co-operation and communication among the people in charge in science, the economy, politics and civil society.
This European organisation sees itself as a platform for a reform of urban development in times of deep-rooted changes in the society, population decline, aging societies, urban sprawl and dwindling resources. The Council forms a network for exchanging experience and ideas with regard to the necessary redevelopment and redesign of the manifold European cities and regions.
Founded in 1979, the DAM is a well-known institution worldwide. The museum exhibits the entire spectrum of present-day architecture.
The German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) was founded in 1973 on the initiative of German cities. It is intended to help municipal authorities to solve their local problems by way of well-founded research and further training. Moreover, Difu tries to offer fairly long-term prospects and possibilities of action for urban development.
The Institute for Applied Social Sciences in Freiburg was founded in 1983 and works in the field of practice-related empirical social research focussing on the topic of “City, Region and Social Safety“.
The GUS, founded in 2000, provides a platform for an exchange of information and discussion among scientists working in the interdisciplinary research field of town history and urbanity. The society organises conferences and symposia and is dedicated to the promotion of young talents.
The association of well-established social scientists “Society for Socio-Scientific Urban Research” is officially recognized as being academic and non-profit-making. The society sees its tasks as entailing the support and development of socio-scientific projects, academic counselling and further education and training.
The “Institute for Research on Regional and Town Development“ is a research and counselling institution of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Those who commission its work include theMinistry of Construction and Traffic, the Ministry of Economics, Medium-Sized Businesses and Energy, the State Chancellery and the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Institute of Spatial Planning, founded in 1974, is the central scientific facility of the Faculty of Spatial Planning at the University of Dortmund. IRPUD helps in integrating the faculty’s various disciplines in terms of content by way of interdisciplinary research projects and services.
IRS has the responsibility of investigating problems and opportunities of urban and regional development in terms of spatial planning; the investigations are carried out with respect to the national and international context, the main emphasis being on the European context.
The Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development, Reg. Assoc. (IÖR) in Dresden carries out interdisciplinary research into fundamental questions of ecologically-oriented spatial science with respect to the national, European and international context.
stadtkultur international, a registered association, is dedicated to promoting a cultural exchange between Berlin and other large cities in the world, especially in China. Its members are architects and urban planners, consultants, jurists, sinologists and geographers. stadtkultur international’s work is concentrated on architecture and urban development, but also includes other topics such as cultural issues and the development of society in cities.
Research group at the University of Applied Sciences Constance. Based on the „Netzstadt“-approach of networking urban systems, research activities are focussing on theoretic observations of the trinational Lake Constance region as well as pragmatic intervention strategies in the field of urban and regional planning – including the conceptual development of the IGA 2017 around the Lake Constance.
Since 2000 the prize has been awarded biennially by the Federal Association of German Housing Enterprises (GdW), the Conference of Municipal Authorities, the Federal Workers Welfare Association, the Schader-Foundation and the Federal Association for Property Ownership, House Building and Urban Development (vhw). The award has attracted great interest.
This scholarship programme gives – among others – photographers, visual artists, architects, writers as well as social and cultural scientists, together with local experts on the spot, the possibility to research the informal influences on the present-day development of urban culture in Latin America, using Caracas as a case study.
Cittaslow worldwide awards a prize to cities that enjoy an urban and scenic quality, a functioning environmental and infrastructure policy, are self-sufficient and show friendliness towards visitors.
Deutschlandscape was the German contribution to the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale and presented examples of successful architecture in peripheral areas.
European-oriented joint project for the development of innovative ideas in the fields of sustainable urban management, spatial planning and design as well as cultural heritage.
The idea behind the project is to reconcile expert opinions and experiences about the topics of architecture, town planning as well as landscape architecture and planning in Rotterdam every two years.
The IBA association is part of a network that forges links among people in charge on the spot and with national and international specialists. A workshop for new landscapes, IBA combines creative and technical innovation, confronts science and art and draws international attention to the region.
Competition for the project to promote urban development in Bavaria in order to improve town and village centres.
In this dossier the Federal Agency for Civic Education offers articles and video interviews about megacities.
Online magazine for European urban development. The partners are the Council for European Urbanism and the Laboratory for Regional Planning.
In the scope of the project "Shrinking Cities", architects, scientists and artists examine recent developments in Detroit, Ivanovo, Manchester/Liverpool and Halle/Leipzig. "Shrinking Cities” (2002-2006) was initiated by the German Federal Cultural Foundation under the direction of Philipp Oswalt (Berlin) in co-operation with the Leipzig Gallery of Contemporary Art, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the magazine Archplus.
Dossier of the German Federal Agency for Political Education
El centro de transferencia “Urbanismo a cero euros” dedica sus actividades a la búsqueda de proyectos y acciones realizadas en el ámbito de urbanismo, planificación urbanística y desarrollo urbano, que puedan servir de ejemplo de “good practice” y se distingan por los relativamente pocos recursos financieros de las arcas municipales empleados en ellos o que, demostrablemente, no involucren costes algunos para el municipio.
Urban Age is a series of conferences taking place worldwide, for example in November 2006 in Berlin. The participants’ objective is to discuss and examine more closely the future of big cities.
The European Commission programme "URB-AL" promotes direct, long-term and decentralized co-operation among municipal and local governments in Europe and Latin America. URB-AL is intended to be a contribution to improving socio-economic conditions and quality of life for the inhabitants as well as to sustaining the development of urban centres.