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Roles beyond size? Investigating polycentricity and accessibility of small towns in the Alps

Fair accessibility to services of general interest is a considerable challenge in mountain regions due to low population density and morphological context (see, ESPON Alps2050). However, the centrality debate has hardly taken morphology into account, even though mountain areas require a specific form of spatial organization. A lower level of accessibility leads either to longer distances and travel times or (in the better case) to increased service supply in smaller settlements. Our recently ...

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Cohesion in Border Regions (CoBo): Delphi survey on policy options starts

European cohesion is of key concern in Europe's internal border regions. The CoBo project examines the current state and existing potentials (funded by the federal ministry of research, duration 2021-23). In these days, a so-called Delphi survey starts. Its aim is to identify future potentials and challenges of Germany’s border regions. Key experts from the border regions will be asked for their participation in two rounds of digital surveys. In the second round, we will present the interim r...

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Short Value Chains in Food Production – the Role of Spatial Proximity for Economic and Land Use Dynamics

A new paper from our team reflects on the question to what extent regional food supply chains support the status of agricultural demand in the competition for land. The main objective of our paper is to understand the role of proximity between the different stages of value creation. Our empirical study on the example of three food products (beer, sweet cherry, asparagus) in Bavaria (Germany) shows that short distances within food value chains support the agricultural condition in land use dynami...

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Grenzregionen und Kohäsion – neues BMBF-Projekt CoBo

Viele Facetten des europäischen Zusammenhalts zeigen sich besonders plastisch an den europäischen Binnengrenzen. Das Projekt CoBo (Cohesion in Border Regions) untersucht die Organisation des Zusammenhaltes in Grenzregionen und lotet die hier bestehenden Potenziale aus. Zwar sind grenzüberschreitendes Zusammenwachsen und regionales Prosperieren auch die Erfolge der Kooperation auf verschiedenen Ebenen. Dennoch spielen Barrieren und Randlagen trotz des europäischen Integrationsprozesses weiterhin ...

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