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Research Group Regional Development (Prof. Dr. Tobias Chilla)

We analyse and support regional development.


Newsroom: www.spatial-development.eu

The Regional Development Working Group has its focus in partiuclar on the following three fields:

European spatial development – spatial integration:

Firstly, we focus on the European dimension of regional development. We address the most topical debates, including cohesion and regional policy, cross-border development and the establishment of macro-regions. Important projects:

Regional value creation

Secondly, we analyse the functioning of regional value creation. We focus on the spatial dimension of an interconnected economy from a regional(ised) perspective. Important projects:

  • BMBF Reprola (2018-22): Regionalproduktspezifisches Landmanagement in Stadt-Land-Partnerschaften am Beispiel der Metropolregion Nürnberg
  • AlpBioEco (2018/19)
  • Kompetenzprofil der Lebensmittelwirtschaft in der Wirtschaftsregion Bamberg/Forchheim (i.A. WiR, 2016/17)
  • Potenzialanalyse/ Strategieentwicklung für das KErn (Kompetenzzentrum für Ernährung) im Bereich Obstanbau; Profilstudie für den Clusterstandort Kulmbach (ebf. KErn) – 2016/17

Spatial development on the local level:

Thirdly, we address questions of applied geography on the local level: economic development, land use/ real estate development and demographic change are important issues, in particular in the regions around the University of Erlangen. Examples:

  • Räumliches Monitoring zum Siemens-Campus in Erlangen (mit Prof. Glasze; i.A. Siemens AG, seit 2014)
  • Flächenmanagement Landkreis Fürth mit den Modellgemeinden Oberasbach, Roßtal, Ammerndorf (i.A. Regionalmanagement Lkr. Fürth, 2016/17)
  • Demographie-Strategie Landkreis Erlangen-Höchstadt (2015/16)
  • Demographie-Coaching: Politikberatung und -begleitung zu den Konsequenzen des Demographischen Wandels (Bad Berneck, Arzberg, Hof) im Rahmen des INTERREG-Projektes-Projektes ADAPT2DC. i.A. Bayerisches Wirtschaftsministerium (2013-2014)

European Planning Studies, Member of the Board

Prof. Dr. Tobias Chilla

  • Address:
    Wetterkreuz 15
    Room 03.126
    91058 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-23308
  • Email: tobias.chilla@fau.de
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