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Urban and regional planning

Spatial planning, regional and urban development are our traditional areas of expertise. We develop tailor-made solutions for our clients by working in cooperation with local and regional actors. In addition, our approach builds on cross-sectoral thinking and takes into account the diversity of factors impacting on urban and rural development: settlement development and green belts, labour market and other economic drivers, housing and quality of life as well as transport and environmental issues.

The aim of this project is to further develop and optimize the methodology of the OIR project “Regional Challenges in the Perspective of 2020” (commissioned by DG Regio) by a...
Spatial planning | 19.06.2012
DEMOCHANGE – Demographic Change in the Alps
What is the impact of a changing age structure and migration movements on alpine regions in Land Salzburg, for example the outmigration of peripheral regions? How does the...
Spatial planning | 16.04.2012
SmartCitiesNet
Focussing on energy relevant aspects the final project report ‘SmartCitiesNet’ provides an overview of current research topics related to “Smart Cities” as well as actors active...
Climate change will affect spatial development, including land use, socio-economic activities and life sustaining ecosystem services in the Alpine Space more severely than in...
Spatial planning | 24.10.2011
SUME – Sustainable Urban Metabolism for Europe
The urban metabolism concept investigates the biophysical interaction between a society and its environment. It does this by accounting for resource use (energy, materials, land,...
Spatial planning | 14.06.2011
Spatial Typology of Styria
The Division 16 of the Styrian Federal Government commissioned ÖIR with a baseline study creating a comprehensive spatial typology of Styria. This topology will function as an...
In the region of Pinzgau a process focussing on regional development took place in 2003. In 2010 the regionally significant projects were updated by a questionnaire sent out to...
Spatial planning | 21.10.2010
STEP Mid-term evaluation 2010
Five years after the adoption of the Urban Development Plan of the City of Vienna in 2005 the embodied goals and visions were due to be reviewed. ÖIR provided a mid-term...
Spatial planning | 23.06.2009
URBAN SMS – Soil Management Strategy
Within the URBAN SMS project an international consortium developed a digital system for greater consideration of soil and its functions in spatial planning processes. ÖIR focussed...
Spatial planning | 14.04.2009
Population Development Preview Carinthia 2030
In recent years, two major trends characterised the population development in Carinthia: In the peripheral areas as well as in those communities that have recently lost important...