Third-party funded project

Integrative development of a fair balance of interests between city, suburbs, and rural areas TP 4: Regional infrastructural justice (ReGerecht)

Research department: Politics and Planning

Project Leader within IRS: Dr. Ludger Gailing

Project Team: Eva Eichenauer

Consortium: Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (Coordination) Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Technical University Dresden Schwerin Amt für Raumordnung und Landesplanung Westmecklenburg Landgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Funding Organization: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Duration: 09/2018 - 12/2020


The joint research project “ReGerecht” funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research aims at developing and implementing solutions for a fair balance of interests between city, suburbs, and rural areas. It seeks to answer two core questions: How do regional land use conflicts arise? And: How can just solutions for these land use conflicts be found?

As part of a project consortium of seven scientific and practice partners, the IRS focuses on problems of regional infrastructures, mainly looking at the energy-infrastructure nexus and urban-rural relationships. It analyses spatial and socio-technical constellations with respect to informal institutions and questions of spatial justice and infrastructural criticality. The work package positions itself in international theoretical debates on “energy justice”, “spatial justice” and “infrastructural justice”. The joint research project is coordinated by the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) in Müncheberg.


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