Programme Structure and Content

City regions worldwide are incorporated into economic, demographic, social and ecological transformation processes which are accompanied by profound functional and structural changes of urban landscapes. This take place in an interplay of planned and unplanned processes. This comprises selective processes of growth and shrinking as well as re-, sub- or postsuburbanisation processes. Notably postindustrial urban landscapes like the Ruhr Region are faced with special challenges of an integrated and sustainable restructuring. New types of urban landscapes are an essential result of these transformation processes.