Our Profile

The Sustainable Housing Stock Development Unit is dedicated to research and teaching on the question of the extent to which the existing housing stock needs to be further developed, converted and extended both conceptually as a building and at the same time as a component of the built city in order to meet current needs, demands and requirements.

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3rd floor, Wüllnerstraße 5b © Copyright: städtebau

Junior Professorship for Sustainable Housing Development

Wüllnerstraße 5B RWTH Navigator

52062 Aachen

WorkPhone: +49 241 80 95034


ILS Colloquium

Stephanie Geertman during her speech © Copyright: Junior Professorship for Sustainable Housing Development

The ILS Colloquium Series deals with the planning and design of adaptable cities and city districts.

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Presentation of results © Copyright: Junior Professorship for Sustainable Housing Development

The Academy program offers an integrated introduction to German and international students of interdisciplinary planning into the current regional, urban and landscape planning and governance policy themes structures within large urbanized regions.

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Home Sharing

Schloss © Copyright: NWB

The Sharing Economy has gained increasing economic and social importance. Today it touches our lives in fundamental ways, including housing and the housing market. Housing stock that was once intended for long-term residents of the city is now being used as holiday homes and rented out to tourists, visitors and travelers on a short-term basis. Especially in times of urban growth, rising rents and tight housing markets, this development contributes to an increasing urban housing challenge.

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Functional segregation through post-compaction

The booming housing market in major German cities is leading to the displacement of commercial enterprises from the city centres

First results from the ongoing joint pilot study by ILS, RWI and RWTH Aachen University

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