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Urban development in East Germany since reunification

Head of Project:

Prof. Dr. Josef Nipper, Department of Geography, University of Cologne

Since Germany has been reunified in 1990 in the New Länder of East Germany intensive transformation processes take place. These processes are observed since reunification whereby the own research is focussed on the following topics:

  • city center development and shopping behavior in East German medium and small size cities,
  • modernization and keeping of historical heritage in East German cities since reunification,
  • trends in population and housing markets in East Germany.