AS+P brings its urban planning expertise to bear in the Ahrtal

since 2021

Since the beginning of the year AS+P has been supporting and advising the Altenahr local authority association on urban development and planning law issues in the wake of the devastating flooding of July 2021. Among other things it is drawing up an urban master planning concept

  • Timeframe: since 2021
  • Planning Area: 15,400 ha
View of Rech, January 2022
View of Rech, January 2022

In the Ahrtal, the Altenahr local authority association, comprising 12 smaller administrative districts, faces huge challenges: In July 2021 heavy downpours of rain led to the river Ahr bursting its banks and flooding on an unprecedented scale. This led to immense damage and destruction that will take a considerable amount of time to put right. Urban planners are now also being called upon to help tackle the catastrophe.

 

Developing a core mission
Developing a core mission

Since the start of the year AS+P has been supporting the local authority in handling the numerous urban planning tasks and planning law issues it faces. Among other things it is devising an urban master planning concept that will include a basic urban planning roadmap for the local authority and the districts it covers and provide residents with a vision for the future. This strategic framework will identify opportunities and key goals as well as making proposals for specific measures. The local communities, experts, and regulatory authorities will all likewise be brought on board.

 

In addition, AS+P is advising the local administration on and helping it deal with a number of pressing issues: Rebuilding the campsites, developing the building gaps in the individual communities or handling the existing development plans directly on the banks of the Ahr – not only are the urban planning challenges immense they are also diverse and complex. The concepts are being developed in the Altenahr local authority’s temporary town hall and in the office in Frankfurt. AS+P provides urban planning disaster management – this translates into mediating, monitoring, and moderating. They bring the relevant actors “together around one table” and bundle the relevant planning topics.

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