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Dipl.-Ing. Kati Volgmann - formerly Research Associates

Email: kati.volgmann(at)ils-forschung.de

since June 2012:

ILS – Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGmbH
Brüderweg 22–24
D-44135 Dortmund

Tel.: (0231) 9051-230


Fields of work:

  • Urban and metropolitan development
  • Metropolitan regions
  • Polycentricity
  • Rhine-Ruhr
  • Quantitative regional structure analyses
  • Symbolic dimension of metropolises - systematization of the symbol function

Research project:

The division of functions within the German system of metropolitan regions. Survey and analysis of metropolitan functions in the system of German cities

  • The goal of the research project is to broaden the analytical basis for the spatial concept of the metropolitan regions in Germany by analysing metropolitan functions in the German city-system. Processes of polarisation, hierarchisation and networking will be identified and analysed.
  • Duration: 2009 - 2012
  • Granted by the German Research Foundation (DFG)