• Space Lab at ISU / TU Braunschweig
  • Space Lab at ISU / TU Braunschweig

by Vanessa Miriam Carlow, Grace Abou Jaoude, Chantal Karadag, Olaf Mumm, Marie Scheer, Kristin Schöning, Ryan Zeringue
Cover design by Studio Lauke Siebein

Hot off the press: SpACE Lab's latest book release has arrived!

for Urban-Rural Sustainability in Lower Saxony

Urban and rural areas alike witness severe dynamics. Moreover, understandings of what constitutes the urban and the rural are changing, too. Metapolis conceptualizes the network of urban and rural settlements interconnected by flows of people, goods, and information. How can this Metapolis be understood and evolve in a more sustainable manner? Using the example of two study regions in Lower Saxony – a federal state of Germany consisting of few large cities and predominantly medium-sized and small towns, suburbs, and villages – this volume presents an innovative analytical framework called TOPOI. It offers a new perspective on urban and rural settlement types. Based on this, distinct scenarios explore innovative solutions for sustainable planning and design along the urban-rural gradient.

ISBN 978-3-86859-725-7