New Advisory Council for Area Development of the Ministry of Construction

04/25/2022 - The Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building (BMWSB) has appointed Hermann Lotze-Campen, a researcher from Potsdam, to its new Advisory Council for Area Development. The aim of the advisory board is to advise the ministry in the current legislative period on fundamental questions of spatial development and the strengthening of regions in Germany. Lotze-Campen, an agricultural economist, heads the Climate Resilience Department at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
New Advisory Council for Area Development of the Ministry of Construction
The members of the newly constituted Advisory Council for Spatial Development. Photo: Simone Hübener / BBR

In addition to PIK researcher Hermann-Lotze-Campen, the 24 representatives from science and practice contribute diverse expertise, for example from urban and spatial planning, environmental protection, climate research and business. At the very first meeting, Federal Minister for Building Klara Geywitz emphasized in the discussion with the members the importance of good planning for tackling the major challenges - climate adaptation, energy transition and the creation of affordable housing: "The broad expertise of the Advisory Council will make a big difference."

The members of the Advisory Council are appointed for one legislative period of the German Bundestag. They are made up of representatives of socially relevant groups, especially academics and practitioners, whose activities have relevant links to the spatial development of the federal territory. In order to promote European cooperation and the exchange of experience, members from neighboring countries can also be involved in the work of the Advisory Board on a topic-related basis. The members of the advisory board are not bound by any instructions; their work is honorary.

More information on the Advisory Council for Area Development at the BMWSB (in German):


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