The journal 'Raumforschung und Raumordnung' and the GDR. The reception of GDR spatial planning in 'Raumforschung und Raumordnung' Authors Harald Kegler DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.47 Keywords: RuR, DDR Abstract In the journal ‘Raumforschung und Raumordnung’ (RuR), the topic of spatial planning in the GDR played but a subordinate role. Nevertheless, it is possible to deduce basic statements on the reception of GDR territorial planning. This paper examines articles in the journal with the aim of identifying tendenciesin discussion of spatial planning in the GDR. It is essential to also take a look at the development of spatial planning in the GDR itself in order to trace the relationship between theimage in the journal and the real frame of reference in the GDR. The analysis oscillates between chronological consideration of epistemologically promising articles in RuR and distinctive findings in GDR planning research. The focus of the analysis is on key publications that also contribute to interpretation ofthe spatial turn. The tendencies found also reflected socio-politicalconnotations of federal policy towards the GDR. These began with rather distanced reporting on the ‘Soviet zone’ and critical observations on individual aspects of spatial planningthere. This was followed by increasingly objective reports andcritiques that sketched a differentiated picture of spatial planning in the GDR. Finally, the papers comprised professionaldiscussion about the GDR on equal terms, combining critical reflection with consideration of problems in the FRG. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) Published 2021-06-24 How to Cite Kegler, H. (2021). The journal ’Raumforschung und Raumordnung’ and the GDR. The reception of GDR spatial planning in ’Raumforschung und Raumordnung’. Raumforschung Und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.47 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) 2021 Harald Kegler 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.