An Approach to Adapt the Paradigm of Integral Planning to Urban Development

Rexroth, Karsten and von Both, Petra (2016) An Approach to Adapt the Paradigm of Integral Planning to Urban Development. REAL CORP 2016 – SMART ME UP! How to become and how to stay a Smart City, and does this improve quality of life? Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 99-106.

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The paper presents results of an examination of planning processes and situations of urban development in Germany. The paradigm of Integral Planning is currently located in a few disciplines, e.g. in the context of energy efficient and sustainable building design, or in the field of organizational development. There has been an attempt to define the term of “Integral Planning” in a generic manner to use the concept across different levels of system boundaries and planning disciplines that were met in this context. Further, an attempt was made to distinguish several characteristics of urban development that can be used to configure an integral planning process more specifically according to the planning situation at hand. The work is part of an accompanying research programme concerning the participating cities in the “Energy Efficient City Contest” (, awarded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The contribution should lead to an improved insight in the paradigm of Integral Planning, and an improvement that breaks this approach down into a practical value in communal administration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integral Planning, Urban Development, Strategy, Planning Method, Methodology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2016 12:17
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 12:17

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