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Help shape the knowledge base

We are proud to present the new function for editing selected content! Would you like to update and expand the Country Profiles or Thematic Collections with your expertise? Join us, get accredited and contribute to selected content on the platform! Let's develop the Knowledge Base into one of the world's largest repositories of knowledge for planning practice and science! 

And here is how it works: 

  1. Visit the knowledge base at
  2. Select a Country Profile or a Thematic Collection that interests you
  3. Export the text, the figures or tables you want to update
  4. Work on the text
  5. Send your amendments to 
  6. See your changes and become visible as a co-author
  7. Discuss the content with other users!

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The ARL is an independent, non-partisan institution for the spatial sciences under public law and is based in Hanover.

As a Leibniz institution, it is funded jointly by the Federal Government and the federal states due to its supraregional significance and its work in the interest of national science policy.

The specific working method of the ARL, which is transdisciplinary and network-based, allows for close collaboration and a wide-ranging exchange of ideas and knowledge between members of the academic community and planning practitioners.


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