Cross-Border Metropolitan Regions in Germany

February 2014

Cross-Border Metropolitan Regions in Germany

Final report – “Cross-Border Metropolitan Regions” (MORO IMeG project, Germany)

The IMeG1 is a project of the MORO2 spatial planning research programme of the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) that was carried out between April 2011 and November 2013. The project’s final report3 was published in December 2013.
The project promotes the concept of cross-border metropolitan regions along Germany’s borders (the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, Greater Region, Upper Rhine and Lake Constance). The conference held in November 2012, in cooperation with the planning authorities in Luxembourg, opened up a European perspective that is also reflected in the report, with concrete examples of other cross-border metropolitan regions in Europe. It is aimed at players involved in territorial development at the regional, national and European levels, who are urged to take account of this concept in the implementation of cohesion and transport policy, but also at the general public, with a view to promoting greater territorial cohesion.

1 In German „Initiativkreis deutscher Regionen in grenzüberschreitenden Verflechtungsräumen“.
2 MORO receives scientific support from the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) within the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR). The IMeG project was steered by the Regional and Urban Development Directorate General of the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Transport of Saarland.
3 The final report is available in German and English: click here



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