Leipzig, Germany

The urban region of Leipzig in eastern Germany is a shrinking region with a stabilized nucleus. The area is characterised by a surplus of housing stock and office buildings. One of the major questions to be explored is how to steer sustainable land use development in both the core city and the surrounding municipalities. What are the spatial and functional effects of shrinkage of the core urban area and what exactly are the driving forces causing changes in location of functions and land use patterns? Is the actual perforated urban form the most efficient in terms of social economic and environmental costs compared to alternative spatial urban forms?


Mr. Ralf Thomas, City of Leipzig: ralf.thomas[at]leipzig.de

Mr. Bernd Augsburg, Saxon State Chancellory, Dresden bernd.augsburg[at]dd.sk.sachsen.de

Dr. Dietmar Röhl, Regional Authority Leipzig: dietmar.roehl[at]rpl.sachsen.de


Regional researchers: 

You might also wish to contact case study researchers from the region:  


Leipzig, Germany Büro für Urbane Projekte - Leipzig (http://www.urbaneprojekte.de), Marta Doehler-Behzadi (doehler@urbaneprojekte.de)

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ (www.ufz.de)

Dagmar Haase (dagmar.haase@ufz.de)



Coordinator of PLUREL's research practice cooperation from Alterra in the Netherlands is Ms. Carmen Aalbers: carmen.aalbers@wur.nl

PLUREL project manager from the University of Copenhagen is Dr. Thomas Sick Nielsen sick@life.ku.dk