Third-party funded project

From Shrinkage to Immigration. New Perspectives for Peripheral Large Housing Estates (StadtumMig)

Research Department: Regeneration of Cities and Towns

Project Leader within IRS: PD Dr. Matthias Bernt

Project Team: Dr. Madlen Pilz

Consortium: Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (Coordination) Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung Brandenburgische Beratungsgesellschaft für Stadterneuerung und Modernisierung mbH Stadt Schwerin Stadt Halle (Saale) Stadt Cottbus

Funding Organization: Federal Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF)

Duration: 05/2019 - 04/2022

StadtumMig
StadtumMig

The joint project examines potentials and problems of former urban redevelopment neighbourhoods ("Stadtumbauquartiere") in transition to arrival neighbourhoods for immigrants. The joint project is divided into five sub-projects. Sub-project 1 "Governance" is being worked on at the IRS. It examines planning principles and actor constellations in the cities of Cottbus, Schwerin and Halle (Saale) to enable better governance of change by municipal actors. The conception, implementation and utilisation of the results are closely interlinked with the other sub-projects of the research network and should contribute to the development of recommendations for action that are adapted to the respective local contexts and can be implemented.

News
July/19/2020

Since 2015, international migration to Germany has become a top topic of many political debates. In many East German cities, these debates are also taking place against the background of a growing concentration of refugees in certain residential areas. Especially peripheral prefabricated housing estates are currently developing into new "arrival neighbourhoods". This development raises many new questions in planning practice: Are the quarters in question developing into stepping stones that facilitate the integration of immigrants - or are new "ghettos" emerging here? What new tasks and needs arise at the neighbourhood level? How is this development processed politically? Two events were held at the IRS in July 2020, during which the challenges of arrivals' neighbourhoods were intensively discussed. more info

Publications

Bernt, M. (2021). Die Segregationsmaschine: Entmischung in deutschen Großwohnsiedlungen und ihre Ursachen. Die Wohnungswirtschaft, 74(2), 8-11.
Bernt, M., El-Kayed, N., Milstrey, U., & Rößler, S. (2021). Stadtumbau und Migration - Herausforderungen für Großwohnsiedlungen. Planerin, (1), 51-56.
Dörner, W., Haase, A., Hedtke, C., & Pilz, M. (2021). Konflikte und ihre Gegenbilder: Ein Gespräch. In K. Großmann, M. Budnik, A. Haase, C. Hedtke, & A. Krahmer (Eds.), An Konflikten wachsen oder scheitern?: Beiträge zur Reflexion eines komplexen Phänomens (pp. 29-45). Erfurt: Fachhochschule Erfurt. DOI: 10.22032/dbt.49375