Urban development dynamics at long-distance railway stations in Germany

Authors

  • Sebastian Eichhorn
  • Christian Gerten ILS – Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung
  • Manuel Weiß ILS – Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung
  • Angelika Münter ILS – Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.229

Keywords:

Long-distance rail, Accessibility , Long-distance rail stations, Urban development, Transit-oriented development

Abstract

Changes in the accessibility of a city – for example, due to the connection to the long-distance rail network for the first time – not only affect transport demand but can also have catalytic effects on urban development. Using a mixed-methods approach, the study presented in this paper investigates whether long-distance rail stations in Germany between 2004/2005 and 2016/2017 generate such impulses for urban development in their catchment areas via their accessibility level and dynamics. Results show no direct impulses of accessibility on urban development in many cases, suggesting that other reasons such as population and housing pressure or the existence of inner-city (unused) development sites are the more significant factors for urban development dynamics. In addition, accessibility changes are often subject to business considerations that are generally detached from local political and planning goals and interests.

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Published

2023-01-13

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Eichhorn, S., Gerten, C., Weiß , M. and Münter , A. (2023) “Urban development dynamics at long-distance railway stations in Germany”, Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. DE. doi: 10.14512/rur.229.

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