In our Intensified Density research project, the aim is to investigate and test small-scale modular redensification in suburban or Zwischenstadt zones by planning based on the mid-sized Austrian city of Graz. The first step was to define these suburban or peri-urban zones in terms of concepts and to identify them in the urban space of Graz.
Where are the boundaries between intact urban fabric and “unplanned” space with its “fringed edges”?
Examining various planning documents, including the Regional Planning Model (2004), the Urban Development Concepts 3.0 and 4.0, and taking existing planning target areas into account such as Smart City, Europan, etc., the city was examined in terms of urban development so as to graphically circumscribe the area under consideration that forms the basis of our research project.
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