Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Connectivity of cross-border axes in regional planning in Euroregion Elbe/Labe (2016-2018)

An investigation of cross-border axes in spatial planning in the Euroregion Elbe / Labe relativized the impression of insufficient fit at the border that one might have when looking at the graphical representations. This impression arises mainly due to the different perspectives on the instrument of the defined axes in regional planning.

The Spatial Development Section of the Elbe / Labe Euroregion started a project in 2016 to examine the suitability of cross-border axes in spatial planning. In the past, the impression arose that these defined axes would not match at the limit (see picture above).

The Institute for Ecological Spatial Development Dresden and the University in Ústí nad Labem have jointly carried out a scientific study and derived recommendations for action from the results. They were always closely monitored by the specialist group and reported several interim results.

It turned out that the impression that the axes would not match at the border was based primarily on the different perspectives on the instrument of the defined axes in regional planning. The planners must therefore get to know the other country's point of view above all. In addition, it was recommended to look at a development axis in and through the Schluckenauer tip.

The results of the investigation were presented to the specialist group and various guests from Saxony and the Czech Republic on September 27, 2017 and discussed intensively. On the part of the experts, there was a lot of recognition for the work done and the illumination of a topic that has so far received too little attention for cross-border spatial planning. Since the beginning of 2018, the results have also been available in written form in a brochure (download below).

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