DE-2.1 :: Cicular Land Management

In this context, the Circular Land Management (Ferber, Preuss: 2008) presents a comprehensive strategic approach for steering the development of settlement structures. The aim of the approach is rooted in the implementation of the land-related policy of the sustainability strategy of the Federal Government with a double strategy of safeguarding quality by preserving undeveloped outskirt areas through the development of inner areas. Circular land management also offers a starting point for the achievement of the international goals related to a “no-net-land-degradation” on the level of the EU and the UN. Furthermore, circular land management can contribute to the implementation of strategies for climate adaption and “healthy” cities. Research is required to understand the patterns of behavior and interdependencies of actors active in land-related policy areas. Examples include:
• Which causes are responsible for the consumption of land (for example private investments, city development or investment-oriented assistance programs)?
• How can stakeholders, especially landowners, be included in the circular land management to support integrated action plans?