The same goods in the same supermarket shelves from the North Cape to Fireland, the „business districts“ of cities around the globe are like two peas in a pod and the price for the global product “hamburger” provides information about the economic resources of a country. Also the dream of one's own home with garden is nearly everywhere alike.

Do the meanings of local and regional characteristics completely disappear? Are they reduced to a few marketable folkloristic aspects? Or does the local and regional level even gain significance in the view of global and international developments? Is the slogan “think global, act local!” antiquated or more important than ever?

The guidance topic of CORP2003 is a request:


The discussion is up for the possibilities to act on local and regional level under the aspect of international and global developments, and the relationship of these aspects in the planning of the future. IT does not only stand for the request to act but also for the role of information and communication technologies in these processes.


3D-models are permanently rising in popularity. More and more cities and tourism regions rely on the effects of 3D modelling. New techniques and fast hardware allow to produce stunning illustrations relatively cheap and quick.

But do these improved visualisation opportunities really result in better plans and advantages in the development of cities and regions? Where are the real benefits of 3D modelling? And what about the time dímension for future plannings as well as for the past, i.e. for documentation and reconstruction of historical buildings?

Do 4D City & Landscape Models already deploy all of their advantages?



Hier finden Sie die Beiträge der CORP 2003
Here you can find all papers of CORP 2003