Research subjects include

  • economic aspects of the transformation of cities and rural areas between the conflicting demands of globalisation, regionalisation and sustainability 
  • methodic concepts for regionally differenciated measurements of prosperity - with a focus on developing countries
  • spatial planning and economic strategies to cope with demographic change - with a focus on shrinking regions in Europe
  • regional development concepts and their evaluation with reference to the regional value added and sustainability matters
  • aspects of the communicative steering of sustainable regional development