Warehouse buildings in Germany: A new methodology for regional land use quantification Authors Daniel Kretzschmar Robin Gutting Georg Schiller Alexandra Weitkamp DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.55 Keywords: Warehouse buildings, non-residential buildings, land use, methodology, spatial quantification Abstract In 2018, the building segment of warehouse buildings accounted for around a quarter of all newly constructed floor space in German non-residential buildings. Despite this great significance, there is a lack of in-depth analyses that look at construction activity in a differentiated manner by region and sector. As a consequence, little is known about the land-use implications of construction in this building segment. This paper presents a methodology to quantify the land use of warehouse buildings on a regional scale. Based on a dataset from the Research Data Centre for the years 2000 to 2015 and by applying GIS-supported conversion parameters, propositions on the small-scale nature of land use down to the municipal level are possible. It is apparent that the segment of warehouse buildings is characterized by concentration effects in three respects: the buildings are becoming larger and larger, they are increasingly being constructed by specialized logistics service providers and are spatially concentrated in only a few well-connected municipalities. As a result, contrary to the general trend, the land use of this segment is steadily increasing over time. A differentiated consideration of land use along spatial and functional contexts seems to be advisable for the success of national land-use targets. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) Published 2021-02-26 How to Cite Kretzschmar , D., Gutting, R., Schiller , G., & Weitkamp, A. . (2021). Warehouse buildings in Germany: A new methodology for regional land use quantification. Raumforschung Und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.55 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 Daniel Kretzschmar , Robin Gutting, Georg Schiller , Alexandra Weitkamp 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.