Kategorie-Archiv: Allgemein

BorderData: Bavarian-Czech research project on ’new data‘ in border regions

Together with scientists from the Palacký University in Olomouc led by Mgr. Vít Pászto, Ph.D., the Regional Development Working Group led by Prof. Dr. Chilla will explore new possibilities for improving the knowledge base on border regions over the next 2.5 years. The project “The potential of new data sources for border-related knowledge gaps (BorderData)” brings together two research teams that have a high level of international expertise in their fields and are at the same time complementary....

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Mapping the Scene: Cartographic sketches on the EUSALP cross-cutting priorities

The Swiss Presidency of the EU Alpine Strategy (EUSALP) 2023 has focused on transversal topics and their political relevance. At the end of the presidency, the Annual Forum and the General Assembly took place in Bad Ragaz (19th Oct 2023), where four cross-cutting priorities were discussed: a) Promoting Digitalisation for the Alps, b) Accelerating the Energy Transition for a Carbon-Neutral Alpine Region, c) Promoting a Joint Water Management Transition and d) Boosting Circular Economy. We were...

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Cross-border mobility: Rail or road?

In our latest article, we position different modes of transport in border regions by developing a new methodological approach. The key elements are ‘space-time-lines’, combined with an indexation approach. Both build on open-source data and allow for comparative analysis and visualization of cross-border mobility and accessibility. The results show that (a) the process of catching up in terms of cross-border accessibility is not yet complete, and (b) some regions show tunnel effects, as cross...

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Digitale Toolbox zur Ortsbindung in ländlichen Regionen

Die Ortsbindung in ländlichen Räumen stärken und dafür die Potenziale der Digitalisierung nutzen? Praktisches Wissen dazu haben wir in einer "Digitalen Toolbox" gesammelt und aufbereitet: www.heidi-toolbox.de Im Rahmen des Forschungsprojektes "HeiDi" (Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft / Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung 2020-2023) haben wir anhand von rund 200 Projekten und Gesprächen mit vielfältigen Akteuren der ländlichen Entwicklung jede Menge Praxiswissen g...

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The COVID-19 pandemic as a catalyst for cross-border cooperation? What have we learnt for border-regional resilience?

Our recent study addresses border-regional resilience in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on German border regions. The main objective is to shed light on vulnerability, resistance, adaptability, and recoverability in the border-regional context. Our key questions are: To what extent were the German border regions affected and what differences can be seen among them? What impact does the pandemic have on future resilience of cross-border cooperation? What options do border region...

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European border regions: more or less resilient than non-border regions?

The ongoing times of poly-crises raise fundamental questions for border regions: How do crises affect convergence processes in border regions? Are border regions more resilient than non-border regions? In what ways are convergence and resilience interconnected?   Our recent study shows, first, that border regions are more affected in the short term, but recover more quickly from the crisis. This finding calls for policy reflections on how to improve short-term resistance in b...

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9. Alpenzustandsbericht zum Thema „Alpine Towns“

Welche Rolle spielen Städte und das alpine Siedlungssystem für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung der Alpen? Dieser Frage geht der 9. Alpenzustandsbericht (RSA9) zum Thema „Alpine Towns“ nach. Tobias Chilla, Dominik Bertram und Markus Lambracht sind die Autoren des analytischen Berichts (Part 1: Facts, Maps and Scientific Debates) – der ergänzt wird durch einen Szenarien-Teil (Part 2: Five Pictures of the Future) und politische Überlegungen (Four Postulates of Sustainable Urban Development). Di...

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Innerdeutsche Vernetzung von Grenzregionen – welche Optionen bestehen?

Auf der Bundesebene haben die Grenzräume mit Beteiligung Deutschlands in jüngerer Zeit zunehmend größere Aufmerksamkeit bekommen, insbesondere im Zuge der Bemühungen um gleichwertige Lebensverhältnisse. Am 16. und 17. Mai 2022 hat die AG Regionalentwicklung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bundesministerium des Innern und für Heimat den Workshop ‚Innerdeutsche Vernetzung von Grenzregionen‘ in Berlin durchgeführt (Foto: Dirk Enters). Durch eine bessere Vernetzung der Grenzregionen mit deutscher Betei...

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Reflecting on border regions with ‚institutional mapping‘

Institutional mapping combines institutional information and visualisation techniques. Our team has worked with this approach for several years now (e.g. ESPON ACTAREA 2017, Chilla et al. 2012). Now we published a new paper that a) describes the state of art in institutional mapping and b) does so with the example of German INTERREG VA programmes. Chilla, T. & M. Lambracht (2022): Institutional mapping of cross-border cooperation. INTERREG programme analyses with KEEP data, European Plan...

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New book on EU cohesion policy

Our colleagues Daniel Rauhut, Franziska Sielker and Alois Humer have edited an inspiring book on EU cohesion policy: "Discussing the ongoing and future challenges of EU Cohesion Policy, this book critically addresses the economic, social and territorial challenges at the heart of the EU’s policy. It identifies the multifaceted and dynamic nature of the policy as well as the cohesions goal interlinkage with other policies and considers unresolved questions of strategic importance in territorial g...

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