Department International Planning Systems


IPS Working Paper Series

The  IPS Working Paper Series´ provides current research findings to the interested scientific and planning community as well as to politicians and administrations.

 IPS Working Paper 2018 No. 1: PlanShrinking² -Trajectories of planning cultures in shrinking cities: the cases Cleveland/USA, Bochum/Germany, and Nagasaki/Japan

The online journal "PlanIt!"

The online journal "PlanIT", which was designed by Prof. Pallagst, publishes selected student theses carried out at the Department of IPS (Diploma, Bachelor, Master) in the form of articles on specific topics. The students thus get the opportunuty to make their thesis accessible to a broad audience and to create their first publication, usually in English on 15 pages per article. For the journals titles there was an online voting amongst, the students of the Faculty of RU who could choose out of three proposals. 

The second issue of the journal "PlanIt!" has appeared as a special issue in July 2014 and is titled "European Cross-border Cooperation: EU instruments as drivers of convergence?" and includes four articles. 

Issue 2019

 Vol.1/ 2019: Land use challenges in a global context cases of (re)development from Latin America, Asia, and Africa

Issue 2017

 Vol.1 2017: Green Innovation Areas and sustainable planning approaches as drivers for urban and regional development?

Issue 2016

 Vol.1 2016: Global South - Urban development in aspiring economies



Issue 2014

 Vol.1 2014: European cross-border cooperation - EU instruments as drivers of convergence?


Issue 2015

 Vol.1 2015: Urban Re-/Development of Cities in a German-American context



Issue 2013

 Vol.1 2013: SHRINKING CITIES: WHAT NOW? - Experiences from urban development in Europe and the USA

Les cahiers de la Grande Région

The series "Les cahiers de la Grande Région" shines a  light on different aspects of the Greater Region. Its goal is to inform the public as well as institutional and civil actors about problems and challenges and to contribute to the development of a "spirit of the Greater Region". 

This half-yearly publication is available in French and soon in German as well.

Publications of the department of International Planning Systems

Geographies of borders

space - orders - interdependence

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