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Lessons in Rural Persuasion: Village Infill Development in Bavaria, Germany

Gerend, J. (2020)

Sustainability 12, 8678 (11), S. 1-14.
DOI: 10.3390/su12208678


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Sustainable rural development in Germany was examined by linking conceptual and applied aspects of the land and housing question, broadly considering the ownership, use, and regulation of land. In the state of Bavaria, a new interagency initiative aims to curb land consumption by persuading villagers to embrace rural infill development. The study explored the background debate leading up to the Space-saving Offensive (Flächensparoffensive), the resource providers involved, and the options for funding actual rural infill building and renovation projects. Here, space-saving managers and other resource providers actively promote the positive societal meaning of central infill sites in contrast to unsustainable land consumption. In addition to the communications campaign, planning, regulatory, and funding interventions round out the multi-level initiative, as described in this study. A modern barn reuse exemplifies the Bavarian bundle of resources, while demonstrating how modern village infill redevelopment also contests oversimplified notions of stagnant rural peripheries. The initiative’s focus on linking key resources and bolstering communications can be read as validation for a more social perspective on land consumption and village infill development. 

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Grenzüberschreitende Governance in der Großregion – Schwerpunkt Raumplanung La gouvernance transfrontalière en Grande Région – Focus sur l’aménagement

Christmann, N.; Evrard, E.; Gerend, J.; Pallagst, K. (2019)

UniGR-CBS Working Paper: Territorial Science Echo 2019 (7), S. 1-25.
DOI: 10.25353/ubtr-xxxx-492c-e555

 

Mit diesem Territorial Science Echo werden wesentliche Facetten von Governance beleuchtet, die sich für die künftige Entwicklung der Großregion als relevant erweisen können. Es wird insbesondere dargestellt, wie thematische Kooperationen und Konflikte zur der Etablierung von Governance Strukturen beitragen. Das Paper setzt sich mit den Themen Governance im Allgemeinen, Partizipation und Wohnen sowie den Außenbeziehungen der Großregion auseinander, formuliert wesentliche Herausforderungen und Empfehlungen, und ist somit als Anregung im fachlichen Diskurs um die weitere Gestaltung des Raumentwicklungskonzeptes der Großregion zu verstehen.

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Urban-rural waste borderlands: City planning, EU water quality, and local wastewater

Gerend, J. (2019)

Cogent Social Sciences 5, 1589662 (1), S. 1-11.
DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2019.1589662


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In Search of a Decolonial Urban Transformation

Bruns, A.; Gerend, J. (2018)

GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society 27 (3), S. 293-297.
DOI: 10.14512/gaia.27.3.9


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The impacts of e-commerce on the high street: Nascent responses in Germany

Gerend, J. (2017)

Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal 10 (3), S. 266-275.


Planning for retail change: a survey of municipal governments in Washington State

Gerend, J.; Novak, M. (2016)

Planning Practice & Research 32 (2), S. 120-131.
DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2016.1222145

 

Effectively managing retail is essential for municipalities in terms
of meeting land use planning goals, developing revenue sources
through taxation, furthering economic growth and providing access
to goods and services for residents. In 2013, a survey was conducted
to examine the retail planning practices of all the 110 small- and
medium-sized municipalities in Washington State. The online survey
addressed data collection and analysis, land use, retail recruitment,
inter-jurisdictional cooperation and evaluation. A large majority of
respondents had retail planning goals in their comprehensive plans,
yet only 30% dedicated staff for implementation. Jurisdictions would
benefit from regional retail planning (especially in light of changes
underway from e-commerce), yet the state tax structure places
municipalities in competition.

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Native Currents and Coast Salish Planning

Gerend, J.; Ackley, K. (2015)

Sterrett, J., Ozawa, C. P., Ryan, D., & Seltzer: Planning the Pacific Northwest, S. 115-124.


BID International: Update aus den USA

Gerend, J. (2012)

DIHK BID News (a publication of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce) bidnews-16-12 (1).


U.S. and German Approaches to Regulating Retail Development: Urban Planning Tools and Local Policies

Gerend, J. (2012)

Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der Doktorwürde der Philosophischen Fakultät I der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, 260 S.

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The Logic Behind Germany’s Retail Development Regulations

Gerend, J. (2009)

ICSC Research Review.


Temps Welcome-Jennifer Gerend describes how temporary uses can revitalize neighborhoods--In Planning Practice

Gerend, J. (2007)

Planning 73 (11), S. 24.


Remaking Germany’s Capital: A look at the role of urban design competitions in cities like Berlin, Germany

Gerend, J. (2007)

Urban Land (7).


Business Improvement Districts

Gerend, J. (2006)

Die Wohnwirtschaft (10).


Getting Local Chains in the Mix

Gerend, J. (2004)

Planning 70 (1).


Signs of Progress

Gerend, J. (2003)

Center for an Urban Future, September 2003.


Prof. Dr. Jennifer Gerend


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