Berlin-Barnim urban biosphere region. Preliminary feasibility study

Associated persons Lisa Wolf, Daniel Zollner, Daniel Wuttej, Romana Piiroja, Raphael Süßenbacher
Clients Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection, Department for Climate Protection, Nature Conservation and Urban Greening, Division III B - Nature Conservation, Landscape Protection, Forestry
Regions Germany
Year 2021

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.