Shrinking towns and unoccupied housing A new phenomenon and the future trend — not only in Eastern Germany Authors Dieter Bullinger Alter Teichweg 23, 22949, Ammersbek DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03183060 Keywords: Article Abstract Over the next 10 to 15 years, the towns and cities of Germany — and indeed throughout Europe — will feel the full impact of overall population decline. At present the effects of this new megatrend in urban development are most clearly evident in the towns of eastern Germany, which are suffering not only from the effects of natural negative population development, but are also experiencing serious population depletion through outward migration. The result is unoccupied housing, with major consequences both for the economy and for settlement structure. The author outlines possible measures and conflicts associated with managing urban shrinkage processes. Downloads Download data is not yet available. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) Published 2002-05-31 How to Cite Bullinger, D. (2002) “Shrinking towns and unoccupied housing: A new phenomenon and the future trend — not only in Eastern Germany”, Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. DE, 60(3-4), pp. 264–271. doi: 10.1007/BF03183060. More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Vol. 60 No. 3-4 (2002) Section Research Article License Copyright (c) 2002 RuR Editors This work is re-published by oekom 2022 under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung – Spatial Research and Planning are published under a Creative Commons license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is CC BY 4.0. From Vol. 77 No. 1 to Vol. 79 No.1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. Earlier volumes have been re-published by oekom 2022 under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0.