Municipal Development Council
in Hoyerswerda

In Hoyerswerda, a municipal development advisory board advises on the utilisation of green spaces and demolition sites
Photo: City of Hoyerswerda

Hoyerswerda is located in Lusatia in Saxony and has a population of 31,000. From the 1960s onwards, Hoyerswerda underwent massive structural expansion to provide housing and living space for thousands of employees of the "Schwarze Pumpe" lignite-fired power station. At its peak, 70,000 people lived in the town. Today, Hoyerswerda is characterised by a very active civil society and numerous socio-cultural meeting places. 

In 2022-2023, Hoyerswerda was a partner municipality in the pilot project "Municipal development councils - shaping the future together locally" funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb).


01/2022 - 12/2023


What was the order?

A "green border" for Hoyerswerda

In Hoyerswerda, the Municipal Development Advisory Board focussed on the sensible use of green and demolition areas in the city. The aim is to create a "green fringe" that connects the old and new town and is used as a sustainable experience space. The Municipal Development Advisory Board worked on linking the ideas of politics/administration, civil society and business on inclusive design and putting them into practice.

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