Does the responsible body of regional planning influence its plan contents and regional urban development? Theoretical considerations and an empirical analysis for Germany Authors David Pehlke Justus-Liebig-University Giessen Department of Geography Spatial Plannung and Urban Geography https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8095-7934 Christian Diller Justus-Liebig University Giessen Department of Geography Spatial Planning and Urban Geography Sebastian Eichhorn Institute for Regional and Urban Development Spatial Planning and Urban Design https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3825-0614 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.74 Keywords: Responsible body, regional planning, regulatory intensity, causes, impact analysis, land take Abstract This paper deals with the question of whether the responsible body of regional planning has an influence on the regulatory intensity of regional plans on the one hand and on regional settlement development on the other hand. Seven hypothesesare formulated for this purpose. Based on a nationwide evaluation of regional plans and data on settlement development in Germany, these hypotheses are tested. The presumed clearcorrelations between the degree of centralization of responsible bodies and the regulatory intensity cannot be confirmed. However, a final hypothesis for further research can be stated. The effect of regulatory intensity on land take varies betweendifferent responsible bodies. The effectiveness of the formal spatial planning instruments depends on the implementation competencies of the responsible body. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) Published 2021-08-30 How to Cite Pehlke, D., Diller, C., & Eichhorn, S. (2021). Does the responsible body of regional planning influence its plan contents and regional urban development? Theoretical considerations and an empirical analysis for Germany. Raumforschung Und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.74 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 David Pehlke, Christian Diller, Sebastian Eichhorn 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.