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Urban researcher


What is a urban researcher?

The urban researcher deals with the spatial, social and economic structure of a city. He also documents its development processes.


What are the tasks of an urban researcher?

In order to keep an eye on the historical and current development of a city, the urban researcher documents all demographic, historical, social and ethnic aspects. On this basis, the city can, for example, present itself in the city competition for investors, visitors and residents.


Which urban researchers are there?

Urban researchers can specialize in different directions. For example, there is hermeneutic urban research (investigation of the structures and processes of urban development) or historical urban research (historical-geographical analysis of the urban structure).