Berlin-Barnim urban biosphere region. Preliminary feasibility study
Since 2017, discussions have been held between the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg regarding the further development of the Barnim Nature Reserve into an urban biosphere region.
Within the scope of a preliminary study, E.C.O. examined the area and created possible zoning proposals based on the local, legal as well as geographical conditions. A special focus of the study was put on the chances and risks of the individual proposals with regard to a nomination by UNESCO, both for the people and for the nature conservation of the regions Berlin and Brandenburg.
The urban nature of the Biosphere Reserve with a transnational administration as well as the high dynamics and pressures of use represented special challenges in this project. The final presentation of the results took place on site with all project partners.