Publications by the ARL
In the “Forschungsberichte der ARL” (Research Reports of the ARL) the findings of the fundamental and applied interdisciplinary research undertaken by the working groups and the results of individual research projects are published. They are aimed primarily at academia (research and teaching) but also offer up-to-date and informed support for planning practice.
The “Arbeitsberichte der ARL” (Working Reports of the ARL) publish the (interim) findings of application-oriented scientific discussions of the working groups. They are particularly aimed at planning practice and primarily offer topical and practical support and promote discussion within the Academy.
The “Positionspapiere” (Position Papers) on current issues of spatial development on the national and European levels are aimed primarily at decision-makers in the political and administrative spheres.
The scientific magazine Nachrichten der ARL is published four times a year and always has a specific focus. It reports on current topics of spatial development and targets those contributing to the work of the Academy, decision-makers in the political and administrative spheres, professionals in the field, and interested citizens.
The academic journal “Raumforschung und Raumordnung” is published by six issues a year. Its scientific papers have passed a peer-review procedure and target spatial scientists in Germany and abroad, but also policymakers and planning practitioners. It is jointly published by the 5R-Network of the Leibniz Association (ARL, IÖR, Ifl, IRS and ILS).
The Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL) has published the handbook “Handwörterbuch der Raumordnung” for over four decades. It is directed at interested academics and practitioners. The established handbook will be completely updated and reissued in an enlarged version in 2018. Additionally in 2019 for the first time an online version will be published via a specific website and by means of Open Access.
Through the compendium “Grundriss” the ARL disseminates fundamental knowledge and background information on the field of spatially relevant research and planning. The papers focus on the relationship between policy and planning in Germany and Europe and supplement the lexicon character of the “Handwörterbuch der Raumordnung”.