Christian Diller

Evaluation of Settlement Development Planning. Ideas from the International Debate for Germany


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In an international comparison the state of evaluation research in Germany has its deficits; especially concerning theory-based, comparative or generalizing approaches. The article discovers the reasons for this diagnosis. Thus, firstly an overview of the international debate on evaluation in spatial planning research is given with an emphasis on the USA. Then, methodological questions and results of provided implementation and impact analyses for spatial planning instruments are discussed in greater detail. Finally, suggestions for evaluations in the German spatial planning research are given.

Settlement Development, Spatial Planning, Impact Analysis, Implementation Analysis