Regional Services of General Interest (2012-2014)

The action programme on "Regional Services of General Interest", part of the Demonstration Projects of Spatial Planning (MORO) commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, supported selected model regions in rural areas to address the infrastructural challenges of demographic change in an innovative manner by developing an appropriate regional strategy to adapt services of general interests. Within this action programme, S&W took over accompanying research on central data services. This included the coordination of data acquisition, processing and provision for the 21 selected model regions. For about half of the model regions, additional calculations and forecasts were performed to support the regional processes of strategy development. This comprised population forecasts and the generation of disaggregate population distributions to estimate demand potentials. Accessibility indicators were calculated to inform about the supply of different services for different user groups and to assess the accessibility consequences of optional regional strategies. A comparative analysis across all model regions concluded the project. The German-language Final Report of the contribution of S&W to the project is available for download. More English information is available on the project page and the MORO programme page on the website of the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR).