Prof. Dr. Stefan Pützenbacher

Prof. Dr. Stefan Pützenbacher, Expert in Planning LawThe Frankfurt high-rise master plan, often also referred to as the skyscraper master plan, is a so-called urban development model within the meaning of Section 1 (6) No. 11 BauGB in Germany. As a planning guideline, it specifies the general objectives of urban land use planning. The high-rise

Why did Frankfurt have abusive names?

The city of Frankfurt has been an important trading and financial center since the Middle Ages. Before the Second World War there were more than 1,250 half-timbered houses in the historic old town, which made Frankfurt one of the most important medieval half-timbered towns. The city center was considered a gem of the European metropolis

What is a high-rise plan?

Large cities use so-called development plans for better urban planning. Generally speaking, a development plan is an informal planning instrument in Germany to sound out development potentials in a city or in a district and to outline the prospects for its future use. It is not legally binding and is not subject to any standardized

Master Plans

A master plan is an informal planning tool to explore development potentials in a city or district, to present a rough outline for its potential future use. It is not legally binding, and is subject to a standardised procedure. The planning scale is arranged between the regional land-use plans and local development planning, and is