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Socioeconomics and Sustainable Site Development

Intep’s team carries out site-related socio-economic assessments and helps you develop well-founded, targeted, prudent and elaborate strategies for sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, districts, and municipalities.

Intep’s comprehensive service portfolio

1. Site analysis and district development strategies
We work with our customers to define relevant site criteria and identify the sites best suited for their specific needs based on a well-founded analysis. We develop customized strategies to make optimal use of industry sectors and sites offering unused potential.

2. Regional and urban economic analyses
We conduct regional and urban economic analyses and determine a site or building project’s potential social and economic effect, thus helping our customers to make informed decisions.

3. Sustainable development of neighborhoods, regions and cities/municipalities
We help you develop sustainability strategies which will remain effective beyond legislative terms, supporting you in setting appropriate goals, choosing suitable measures and continuously monitoring them based on selected indicators.

4. Stakeholder process support
By implementing participatory processes, we help you increase the acceptance of sustainability strategies and the corresponding measures in municipalities and neighborhoods and facilitate their implementation, while enhancing co-operation and awareness for the added value these strategies provide.

5. Sustainability research
Is sustainability an ideology or does it refer to concrete everyday decisions? We study the various aspects of sustainability, identifying what decisions can have a “sustainable“ effect and how to optimize this effect. These studies may relate to various fields including energy and spaces, sports as a location factor, the importance of education for a sustainable development, or sustainable tourism, for example.

6. Evaluation of measures, programs and projects
Working to ensure that our customers‘ activities are effective, we evaluate their measures, programs, and projects, relating to energy and innovation policies, for example.

Would you like to learn more? Please don’t hesitate to contact Christian Schmid ( and Daniel Kellenberger (


– Kempten Twin City energy report | City of Kempten
– Expert assessment on the 2,000-Watt Society | City of Munich
– Rough concept for a municipality compatible with the 2,000-Watt Society | Municipality of S-chanf
– Implementation of municipal energy strategies | IEA EBC Annex 63
– Sustainable neighborhood development Berlin Heidestrasse | Vivico Real Estate GmbH
– Social City Forchheim Nord | City of Forchheim
– Kellenberger, D., Victor, K. (intep), Hoesli, B., Passaglia, M. (PLANAR), Schuster, G. (rundum mobil) (2015): Analyse der 2000-Watt-Gesellschaft-Aspekte im städtebaulichen Planungsprozess. Im Auftrag des Bundesamtes für Energie BFE. (Analysis of the 2,000-Watt Society aspects within the urban development planning process. On behalf of the Federal Energy Agency BFE.)
– Kellenberger, D. (Intep), Ménard, M. (LemonConsult), Schneider, St. (Planungsbüro Jud), Org, M., Victor, K., Lenel, S. (Intep) (2012): Arealentwicklung für die 2000-Watt-Gesellschaft. Leitfaden und Fallbeispiele. (District development for the 2,000-Watt Society. Guideline and case studies.)
– Schmid, Ch. (2013): Sozioökonomische Analyse der Gemeinde Rafz. Beitrag zuhanden des Grundlagendossiers Saalsporthalle der Gemeinde Rafz. (Socio-economic analysis of the Municipality of Rafz. Contribution to the basic file on the municipal sports hall in Rafz.)
– Schmid, Ch. M. (2010): Dynamik sozioökonomischer Zentrum-Umland-Beziehungen im Schweizerischen Alpenraum – Erarbeitung von Entwicklungsoptionen anhand dynamisierter Branchenverflechtungsmatrizen. (Dynamics of socio-economic urban-rural-relationships in the Swiss Alps – Preparation of development options based on dynamized sector-linkage matrices.) Shaker Verlag, Aachen. Diss ETH Zürich, No. 19222.