Urban Social Geography
This field of research deals with (1) population structure and demographic change, and the development of urban areas as centers of employment and places to live, (2) questions of sustainable urban development for ex. perception of the urban environment or the relationship between public health and urban environment. Survey methods are used to analyze activity patterns and preferences of households, consumers and firms. Micro scale differentiation of urban sociodemographic and socioeconomic milieus at the block level is analyzed using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Studies provide information for public and private actors of spatial planning.