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May 2020
Headquarters 63450 Hanau, Germany

aREAL® - A platform for digitising inner-city development potential

Despite numerous approaches, it has not yet been possible to sustainably reduce the land consumption of ecologically valuable areas. At the same time, cities and municipalities have great inner-city development potential that could be tapped quickly. These potentials are managed by different departments. Urban planning, real estate office, building authority, green space office, economic development, housing department, each department manages its own data management, often in different formats.

aREAL® is a platform that combines all these different data sources. It digitises the entire process of recording, digitising, qualifying and activating inner-city development potential such as vacancies, brownfield sites, unused areas, redensification areas and potential for expansion. aREAL® enables map-based presentation of development potential from a variety of data sources and formats of a municipality. By activating these inner-city areas, it helps to reduce land considerably.

Key features

  • In 3 years, it activated more than 13 development areas and developed 600 apartments without expanding the city limits and using green fields, of an area with a size of 17'000sqm


  • In average the payback time is less then 12 months

Categories of Application

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Germany, Austria,

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