Germany's refugee housing policy

Hamburg, Germany: A Case Study of Refugees in Towns

The Hamburg case study report focuses on the domain of housing in integration. In response to Germany receiving more than 1.3 million refugees since 2015, the national government approved an unprecedented land use policy enabling the construction of refugee and asylum seeker accommodation in non-residential zones. This case study explores the spatial, ethical, social, and economic implications of Germany’s refugee housing policy and its impact on integration.