|Project name:||Sust.Space - Sustainable Land Use and Spatial Development|
|Project team:||Olivia Koland|
|Partners:||Regional Management Graz & Graz Umgebung|
|Provincial Government of Styria|
The research project SpaceTranSust (Dynamic Infrastructure Development, Transport and Environmental Sustainability; funded by Research fund of the Austrian National Bank) delivered first theoretical results for the larger Graz region. In order to increase the applicability of the results for the Styrian communities, this projects builds on the theoretical results. In particular, the existing results indicate that trends towards urban sprawl lead to considerable negative feedbacks on environmental quality and thereby reinforce urban sprawl. Thus, an analysis of concrete political options and measures is required. In this research project, together with the spatial planning institution Regionalmanagement Graz& Graz Umgebung” concrete options for action will be developed.