Targeted and effective spatial planning begins at the national level. We analyse and develop integrated spatial planning strategies for federal states, relying on relevant research to support our plans and empower our clients to overcome their location’s key challenges. (Supra)regional stakeholders are actively involved in strategic planning and evaluation.
Regional and intercommunal development strategies
Whether we’re dealing with LEADER strategies or minor or comprehensive regional planning, our clients decide their main activities and development priorities, and we work with them to generate fact-based spatial strategies. In doing so, we often go all the way to the project management stage. We unite the interests of federal states, regions and communities in formal regional planning processes and use them to develop robust regional development programmes – always ensuring that expert opinions and participation are at the heart of our strategies.
Master plans for towns and cities
Towns and cities have a natural impulse to develop in a way that’s sustainable for the future. Solutions, visions and natural limitations are often already present locally. They must, however, be crafted into a feasible, coordinated strategy. We achieve this by working with community representatives, local stakeholders, inhabitants and city users to create master plans and integrated town and city development concepts. The process begins with a large knowledge base and intensive on-site work. We also rely on innovative, inclusive and inspirational methods of participation and cooperation.
Keynote speeches and raising awareness
Cities and communities are facing various challenges linked to spatial development. Everyone has something to gain from coming together, talking, learning and intensively examining a particular topic. Our many years of experience have provided us with extensive knowledge that we share in keynote speeches, round table discussions and courses. What do the major global trends mean at a community level? How can regions develop resilient structures? How do space management and sustainable community development work? When cities, communities and regions are focused on orientation and innovation, we can make more progress.
Optimising vacant spaces and developing centres
City and town centres are spaces where changes in consumption, mobility, community and the climate are particularly noticeable, as though put under a microscope. At the same time, these centres provide fertile ground for new, future-oriented living concepts. City and town centres can therefore develop sustainably when currently vacant spaces and brownfield lands are effectively optimised. We have the right tools to optimise vacant lots (addressing owners, analysing potential, vacancy management) and develop stronger, more attractive centres.
Target audience and stakeholder analysis
Developing cities, towns and regions requires detailed knowledge of which groups should be targeted by new development concepts or building projects. At Modul5, we analyse your target audience using a combination of spatial-based statistics and qualitative methods. We also analyse networks and partnerships to ensure that decisions and actions are based on a solid foundation of actors from the outset.
Spatial analysis and community checks
We analyse spaces at national, regional, municipal and neighbourhood levels to examine whether existing plans are based on a solid foundation. This allows us to establish the starting point for developing a spatial strategy. Modul5 specialises in location-based statistics and qualitative analysis. Our ‘community checks’ are specifically designed for communities, allowing them to run thorough checks on their situation and performance in the run-up to a new local development concept. Meaningful plan and map renderings give a clear voice to the analyses – just listen to what they have to say!
‘Plan as you go’ and other forms of participation
Participation (involvement, collaboration) is perhaps the most fundamental component of our process. Participation means collecting feedback, awakening the desire for change, opening horizons and encouraging the critical analysis of structures and principles, which are often regarded as set in stone. Target group-specific surveys, co-creation, future workshops and ‘plan as you go’ walks have all proven effective here, with their focus on intensive local collaboration. ‘Plan as you go’ allows participants to plan while walking, facilitating the process of arriving at shared solutions and furthering the concept of managing locations as a society.
Advisory boards and juries
We participate in advisory boards and juries, providing an external point of view and experience-based expertise to check concepts’ feasibility and relevance. Our assessments and recommendations always take a clear stance and are based on a sustainable, fair vision of spatial development.
From small group discussions on specific topics to large, open events, we offer motivational moderation based on facts and goals to help develop communities, regions and countries. The goal or intent of the event is discussed and defined in advance so we can implement a tailored moderation concept.