Urban and Rural Areas
The Ministry has various programmes and funding schemes to support towns and cities. A changing economic framework and demographic change confront us with new challenges, and we have to join forces to tackle them.
On 11 and 12 October 2012, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development joined forces with the Standing Conference of Federal State Ministers and Senators responsible for Urban Development, Building and Housing, the German Association of Cities and the German Association of Towns and Municipalities to host the International Conference on Urban Energies in Berlin.
With its regional planning policy, the Federal Government is striving to create equivalent social conditions in all sub-regions of Germany. This task is anchored in the constitution and must come to terms with the sweeping changes to which our society is subject.
Within the framework of the German EU Council Presidency in the first half of 2007, an informal meeting of the ministers responsible for urban and spatial development was held on 24 and 25 May. The key policy issue of the informal ministerial meeting was “Strengthening European cities and their regions – promoting competitiveness, social and territorial cohesion in the cities and regions of Europe”.