In its sustainability strategy, the German government has set itself the goal of halving the daily use of land by 2030 on 30 hectares. At the same time, however, especially in metropolitan regions like Munich, the steady economic growth makes residential and commercial space an increasingly scarce resource. There is a lot of debate about the side effects of growth and the search for new strategies.
With classic urban planning approaches and strategies, the areas required in addition to the area needed for housing and traffic do not implement the areas for energy production or to ensure the food supply etc.
Based on an existing planning area, the currently discussed urban development measure (SEM) on the northeastern outskirts of Munich, this study, therefore, shows the actually required space requirements for new planning areas. By presenting different scenarios, the new scope for future planning is made possible.


Elena Ambacher, Gerd Wetzel