Urban development of Leipzig
Leipzig has undergone an enormous social, economic and structural transformation in the last 25 years: in the 90s, urban development in Leipzig was in decline, this was followed in the 2000s by a phase of stabilisation. Since the 2010s, the city has shown strong growth both in its population and its economy. This growth has once again fundamentally changed the challenges facing Leipzig's urban development.
In the Integrated Urban Development Concept for Leipzig 2030 the city is addressing these challenges, outlining the priorities for the city and has set out the central goals of Leipzig's Strategic Vision for Leipzig 2030. Leipzig's urban development is based on the principles of the Leipzig Charter for a Sustainable European City and the sustainability guidelines set by the United Nations. The aim is to ensure that growth is ecologically, socially and economically balanced. The spatial development priority focuses primarily on the development of the inner city. Development should tie the urban centre to its surrounding districts and create mixed-use neighbourhoods. This should lead to an adaptable urban structure that is able to withstand various development trends.
The most important issues in our growing city include maintaining and promoting affordable housing both in new and existing buildings and establishing land management policies geared towards the common good. Space in urban areas for schools and kindergartens must be found quickly in order to meet the increasing demand. Various mobility requirements must be met in a sustainable, low-conflict and efficient way in the spirit of a "city of short distances". Climate protection measures and adaptation to climate change are necessary to achieve the CO2 reduction targets that have been set and to reduce both the city's impact on the climate and the climate's on the city.
These and many other topics are being considered in the current integrated development of new urban districts (see also Urban Development Projects, content only available in German).