Schlagwort-Archiv: cross-border spatial development

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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Grenzraumakademie ’23 – Grenzregionen Deutschlands mit seinen Nachbarländern

  Am 20./21. April 2023 fand in Berlin die ‚Grenzraumakademie‘ statt. Diese Veranstaltung brachte ca. 130 Gästen aus den Grenzregionen Deutschlands und den Nachbarstaaten in den Austausch mit Expertinnen und Experten verschiedener Politikbereiche und -ebenen.   Die Ver­anstaltung war durch ein Forschungsprojekt initiiert: Das Projekt CoBo ‚Cohesion in Border Regions‘ wird von der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg und der Universität St. Gallen bearbeitet (Januar 2021 bis Dezember ...

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How to overcome the ‘size problem’ of the Alpine settlement system?

The Alpine settlement system is of key relevance for sustainable development in the mountain region. However, maps on the European scale indicate almost no cities in the Alps but only a few small towns. The Alpine region seems to be an ‘empty’ space (see, e.g. Atlas for the Territorial Agenda 2030). We argue that a differentiated mapping approach should involve medium and small settlements in mountain regions, as they have a high functional importance for the surrounding area.   Our r...

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Money, cities, distances? Why people become cross-border commuters

A new publication from our team was released a few days ago in the Journal of Borderland Studies:  The paper discusses the question what the main structural driving forces for cross-border commuter dynamics are. It does so at the example of the Alpine region, referring to results of the ARPAF cross border project. We tested several hypotheses and we found out: "The results show that cross-border commuting has several driving forces. A statistical causality in the strict sense cannot be ...

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Cross-border mobility in the Alpine Region – ARPAF Cross-border final report

Cross-border commuting is of growing importance due to the ongoing efforts of political liberalisation and the growing cross-border integration of economic activities. In the Alpine region (EUSALP) cross-border commuting shows much higher values than the European average: 0,9% cross-border share amongst the employees on the EU level, and 1,6% within the Alpine region, i.e. almost the double value. This is one of the main insights of our final report of the ARPAF cross border project. The map ...

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New publication online: Measuring cross-border accessibility

A new paper of our working group is now online, reflecting on cross-border accessiblity. We present a rather innovative way of capturing qualities and gaps in cross-border infrastructure in two case study regions, namely the Greater Region around Luxembourg and the Bavarian-Czech case. The analyses are based on the involvement in the projects Entwicklungsgutachten Bayern-Tschechien and the MORO Raumbeobachtung Deutschland und angrenzende Regionen (for more details see the site of the cross-borde...

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