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Concept 5

Neustadt Resilienzia
- Making the urban fringe fit for the future

In order to develop a degree of resilience, municipalities need to plan for current and future developments. Especially in times of social upheaval, ongoing technological innovation and climate change, it is essential to prepare (small) cities for these changes now.

To do this, it is important to take a look at the 15 megatrends identified by the Future Institute and select those that are particularly relevant to small cities. The next step is to translate these trends into general transformation processes and then to apply them specifically to the local conditions and needs of Neustadt and to make the spatial effects visible.


The local transformation processes identified in the analysis are grouped into three overarching fields of action within the concept:

Resilient Open Spaces (shown in green) includes adaptation measures to climate change and deals with the qualification of green and open spaces.

Resilient value creation (shown in blue) requires a local contribution to energy supply and food production, as well as the sustainable development of tourism structures and the attractiveness of jobs and training places.

Resilient housing (orange) in Neustadt requires an emissions-efficient transformation of the existing stock and an adaptation of the housing supply through the creation of new forms of housing that respond flexibly to the diversification of household types.

Central Idea

Within the strategy, actions are developed for each of the three strands. These three colours form the 'base layer'. In addition, explicit measures are formulated for areas that are coded more than once: These are productive open space (green/blue), commercial housing (blue/orange) and dual inner development (green/orange). A red/blue coded area, for example, addresses all measures from red and blue, and specific red/blue measures are also applied there.

The location of the action areas is based as much as possible on the existing situation and its potential. These potentials are to be strengthened or exploited through various measures.

Plug-in measures complement the overarching measures in order to target individual areas.


A special feature of the concept are areas that are coded with all 3 colours. These areas are used as experimental spaces and are intended to bring together different functions. One of these areas is the focus area Deepensoll.

Deepensoll functions as a central opportunity space within the concept, which integrates innovative forms of housing, open space design and use, and a sustainable value creation system within the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood creates focal spaces for the three central uses, and transitional areas are profitably interlinked.

Multifunctional spaces are created that not only enrich the people who live and work in the neighbourhood, but also provide opportunities for the residents of Pelzerhaken.


The green space, which surrounds the focus area with the exception of the southern part, will be drawn into the neighbourhood by means of targeted openings and continued by means of qualified open spaces within the neighbourhood. This creates a permeability that creates a special quality for people and nature.

The productive character is demonstrated by the production of food in the productive open spaces, but also in the focus of the word creation: Here, energy production is combined with food production.

The added value is further enhanced by areas for small productive enterprises, expansion areas for the health sector, holiday homes and accommodation for trainees.

Helene Brüns, Jenny Flohr, Julian Rink, Carina Hoffmann, Jan Ole Könnecker, Calvin Fleischfresser

Content was developed by students of the Masters in Urban Planning at the TH Lübeck:



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