Growth Coalitions and Growth Critics in Urban Development: Reurbanisation and Migration Policies Authors Henning Boeth Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung Manfred Kühn Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.161 Keywords: Growth coalitions, Growth critiques, Post growth, Immigration policies, Jena Abstract In this paper, growth coalitions and growth critiques are examined by using the example of in-migration policies in the context of Jena case study. This is based on the following questions: Which local growth coalitions do exist with which growth goals? To what extent do growth boundaries lead to an expansion of local growth coalitions with the urban hinterland? What kind of growth-critical positions are there in urban politics and to what extent do they question growth policies? The paper particularly ties in with the theoretical discussion of post-growth planning and enriches it by an empirical reflection by examining forms of municipal growth scepticism as well as limits of regional cooperation. The results show that there is a distinct growth coalition in Jena, which pursues the goal of attracting skilled workers to secure economic growth. However, due to natural growth limits and the resistance of individual residents, in-migration policies are reaching their limits, so that intermunicipal cooperation in the urban region is being sought as a fallback solution. Explicit critiques of growth and a fundamental public discussion about growth policies, on the other hand, just begin to emerge. Downloads Download data is not yet available. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) XML (Deutsch) Published 2022-04-20 How to Cite Boeth, H. and Kühn, M. (2022) “Growth Coalitions and Growth Critics in Urban Development: Reurbanisation and Migration Policies”, Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. DE. doi: 10.14512/rur.161. More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Online First Section Article License Copyright (c) 2022 Henning Boeth, Manfred Kühn This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planing are published under a Creative Commons license. Until Vol. 79 No. 1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, redistribute, or adapt these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited and the contributions are distributed under the same license as the original.