Multilocality affects large sections of the population. Decisive motives are primarily education, work, leisure, relationships or a combination of these. Multilocal lifestyles have different effects in and on rural areas. They can present both challenges and opportunities and reinforce existing trends. In order to prevent or counteract negative effects and utilise potential, multilocality should be considered in a differentiated manner in planning practice, particularly in regional planning and development.
This study builds on the current state of the discourse in spatial sciences and planning practice. It is supplemented by a comparative approach with four study areas representing selected rural areas in Austria. In addition, a broader spectrum of multi-local lifestyles is included and the associated need for action for different areas of spatial planning is visualised.
Concrete options for action were developed in the five fields of action of housing, mobility, infrastructure, work and participation. These form the core result of the study and are explained in the first part of the report. The second part contains two supplementary in-depth studies.
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This project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management as part of the departmental research programme via dafne.at. The BML supports applied, problem-orientated and practical research in the department's area of competence. To the project on dafne.at, opens an external URL in a new window