German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development (DV e.V.)
The DV addresses basic issues and future perspectives in the fields of housing and real estate economy, urban planning and spatial development. It provides the essential platform for experience exchange and cooperation among the responsible stakeholders from politics, businesses, administration, jurisdiction and sciences on both the national and European level.
For more than 60 years the DV has been bundling the various interests and opinions, taking advantage of the experiences gathered in national and European projects and networks. The DV counsels decision-making processes of the German Federal Parliament, the German Federal Government, the German federal states, cities and municipalities as well as credit, real estate and housing industry and the institutions of the European Union.
Since the mid 1990s, the DV is committed to the European policy and to European networks and programmes like URBAN, URBACT and INTERREG. Its fields of activities comprise political debate and public relations, thematic working groups and science-based think tanks as well as the initiation and realisation of European cooperation projects.
In European projects, the DV acts in different functions and fulfils the tasks of the responsible project leader, organisational and financial implementation, content-related coordination as well as strategic public relations and political communication.
The DV is Lead Partner of the INTERREG IV B-project “Urb.Energy“