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Urban Planning

Urban Development Concept Berlin 2030


Design the change

Berlin is growing. The economy is well-positioned; the population is on the rise. We must use this growth for a systematic, high-quality development of Berlin that is oriented towards the future. To do so requires a perspective that can inform urban development. The goal is to make Berlin more economically stable, more attractive to businesses, more socially balanced, and to further enhance its international reputation.

Based on the guidelines of government policy and under the aegis of the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment, the Berlin Strategy | Urban Development Concept Berlin 2030 focuses on the city´s future and paints a picture of the Berlin of today and the Berlin of tomorrow.

Composition and Structure

The Urban Development Concept Berlin 2030 includes a status report (Berlin Today) and the strategies for Berlin 2030 (Berlin Tomorrow). The status report details the current situation of selected issues relating to urban development. Building on this, the strategies for Berlin 2030 focus on the city´s development goals, promising initiatives and specific areas for exemplary implementation.

"Berlin Today": Status Report (from 2013)

As the basis for the Urban Development Concept Berlin 2030, the status report consists of a knowledge-based, data-rich analysis of Berlin´s current urban development. The status report thematically concentrates on the most important developments in Berlin. In a summary overview, the report takes a cross-sectional look at the central strengths and weaknesses, as well as the opportunities and risks, concerning a sustainable and future-oriented development of Berlin. The status report creates the foundation for the debate on develop-ment needs as well as on the strategies for the city´s future.

"Berlin Tomorrow": BerlinStrategy | Urban Development Concept Berlin 2030

The BerlinStrategy provides city-wide development perspectives focusing on specific selected urban locations in concrete, spatial terms. For these transformation areas, the Urban Development Concept Berlin 2030 describes the targeted direction of development. Target situations are defined while practical approaches to achieving them are also indicated. Transformation areas can be regions that are undergoing many changes that need intervention from the public sector, that are suitable for location profiling, or that play a special role in the fabric of the city. Thus, the transformation areas offer urban development planning the advantages of steering important development impulses in the right direction and setting priorities. This also allows public and private stakeholders to design and engage in coordinated group actions.
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