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Dorferneuerung#

Village Renewal, collective term for measures of regional planning aimed at adapting village structures to meet today´s social requirements. In the early 1980s the term "village renewal" mainly stood for activities aimed at improving the appearance of a village (village decoration, decoration of façades, restauration and maintenance of the original village structure); since the end of the 1980s it has also included cultural aspects aimed at improving the quality of life in rural areas. Projects on village renewal include the appearance of a village, neighbourly help, culture in the village, traffic reduction, improving the economic situation of villages, etc. The Austrian province of Lower Austria has been particularly active in village renewal.

Literature#

Schriftenreihe des Club Niederoesterr., 1981ff.; Amt der Niederoesterreichischen Landesregierung (ed.), Niederoesterreich schoen erhalten - schoener gestalten, 1982ff.; idem, Wir erneuern unser Dorf, 1986ff.; C. Kirlinger, Dorferneuerung in Oesterreich, 1986; Erhaltung - Erneuerung, Zeitschrift fuer Stadt- und Dorferneuerung, 1989ff.; Amt der Burgenlaendischen Landesregierung (ed.), Unser Dorf, 1991ff.; B. Gawlik and O. Wawschinek (eds.), 2. Europaeischer Dorferneuerungs-Kongress, published by the Oesterreichische Gesellschaft fuer Land- und Forstwirtschaftspolitik, 1991.