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New HWWI Survey On Housing In the Hamburg Metro Region

The Hamburg Institute of International Economics clearly shows in its analysis the increase and decrease of population. Experts to discussed the survey at city hall

The study forms the basis for discussion at the regional conference 2015 at city hall with 400 participants from politics, business and science.

In his study, Prof. Alkis Henri Otto reveals the impact of demographic change on the housing markets of the metropolitan region of Hamburg: where does the metropolitan region grow – and where is it shrinking? His team of Hamburg researchers also analysis the impact of demographic change and the aging of society on the size of residence. The survey also takes into account the additional burdens triggered off by the rising number of refugees.

Different Developments in the Demand for Housing

Based on an analysis of relevant housing market trends and the regional population forecast of the BBSR (Regional Planning Forecast 2035), the survey outlines the development of housing in the metropolitan area by 2030 with the help of the HWWI apartment market model. According to HWWI, significant differences in the development of the sub-areas of the metropolitan area can be expected. While the demand and supply of housing in Hamburg and the surrounding districts will continue to develop dynamically, growth at the outskirts of the metropolitan area will be mostly moderate or even decrease. Based on the model results, HWWI proposes adaptation strategies and courses of action.

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