New entry "Inner City" in our Compendium
The inner city is the spatial, political and cultural centre of a city and is characterised by a high structural density, an intensive mixture of functions and a high concentration of goods and services. Featuring prestigious, often historical buildings and public spaces, the inner city embodies community and shapes its identity. Developing and stabilising inner cities is an ongoing task for municipal planning and features prominently in urban development policy.
Read more in our Compendium of Urban and Regional Development in the entry "Inner City" authored by Franz Pesch.