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The website is published by Difu, the German Institute of Urban Affairs.

The site will not longer be updated. Last update: 30 June 2012.

REFINA was a programme by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in coaction with the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. The project management organisation Projektträger Jülich coordinated the work of the REFINA programme and supported projects technically and administratively. The German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu), Berlin, together with the Office for Local and Regional Planning, Aachen (BKR Aachen) had assumed responsibility for the cross-project accompaniment of the REFINA programme. REFINA ended on 30.3.2012, and the site gives an overview of the status of research by the year 2012.


Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik
Dr. Stephanie Bock, Phone: +49 (0) 30/39001-189, Fax: +49 (0)30/39001-269, E-Mail:

Projektträger Jülich
Maike Hauschild, Phone: +49 (0) 30/20199-454, E-Mail:


Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (Difu)
Zimmerstr. 13-15
D-10969 Berlin

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Projektträger Jülich
Zimmerstr. 26-27
D-10969 Berlin