Guiding Principles for Spatial Development in Germany by Wendelin Strubelt (auth.), Wendelin Strubelt (eds.)

By Wendelin Strubelt (auth.), Wendelin Strubelt (eds.)

The papers of this e-book are focused round the subject of the improvement and the formula of guiding ideas, recommendations or visions for spatial making plans and coverage. In German we use a time period now not but renowned in overseas contexts - Leitbilder. For the non-German viewers it would be vital to understand that in the German context we're facing a slightly complicated federal process. during this regard, this publication displays using guiding rules, thoughts or visions – Leitbilder – for spatial making plans and coverage on the assorted federal degrees. This comprises the eu point or cross-border kin on the macro point and the micro point of the area people in addition. It comprises particularly theoretical reflections concerning the "philosophies" in the back of such suggestions in addition to the very concrete research of neighborhood techniques required by means of neighborhood groups with diversified historic traditions and backgrounds.

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1 The University and Hanseatic City of Greifswald The original settlement of Greifswald can be traced back to the founding of a monastery in the 13th century. This particular location was chosen for its strategic position near a large salt deposit. Towards the end of the 14th century, Greifswald was involved in the development of the Hanseatic League, and in the 16th century, it achieved the status of a university city — one of the first in north-eastern Europe. Over time, Greifswald developed into an important centre of trade, research activities — particularly in the areas of science and medicine — as well as commerce and administration, and military functions.

In the mid 19th century, Greifswald began to experience a first wave of industrial development. In connection to this, several factories for production of machinery as well as a central railway facility were located here. However, this period of industrialization did not have a significant impact on the economy of the city. Furthermore, the closure of the railway plant in the 1920s halted the effects of industry on Greifswald. It was only towards the end of the 1960s, with the re-location of a communications engineering plant (Nachrichtenelektronik Greifswald, NEG) and the establishment of a nuclear power plant in Greifswald, that industrial activities began to define local economic life.

This popular survey demonstrated that popular opinion in most cases does indeed coincide with the opinions of the experts consulted. A positive self-image of, identification with, and solidarity towards the region on the part of the general public, coupled with self-confidence on the part of both the public and regional actors, can make a positive contribution to regional development. 4 Factors Responsible for the Success of Growth Engines beyond Metropolitan Areas In regard to the organisational and institutional determinants accounting for the success of engines of growth outside metropolitan conurbations, prime importance has to be attached to inner-regional networks, and equally to “influential figures” from politics and business.

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