Coping with Demographic Change in the Alpine Regions

Actions and Strategies for Spatial and Regional Development

  • Thomas Bausch
  • Madeleine Koch
  • Alexander Veser

Part of the European Studies of Population book series (ESPO, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Processes and Issues of Demographic Change in the Alps

  3. Addressing Specific Impacts of Demographic Change: Experiences from DEMOCHANGE Pilot Actions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Hans Karl Wytrzens, Matthias Jud, Emanuel Valentin, Gerlinde Haller, Oswin Maurer, Marion Anwander et al.
      Pages 45-61
    3. Dario Ceccarelli, Matthias Jud, Gerlinde Haller, Emanuel Valentin, Oswin Maurer, Hans Karl Wytrzens et al.
      Pages 63-75
    4. Heidrun Wankiewicz, Stefan Rieder, Andrea Niederhauser, Daniel Matti, Madeleine Koch
      Pages 77-87
    5. Alexander Veser, Stefan Rieder, Frederik Littschwager, Felix Hörmann, Marion Anwander, Angelika Martin
      Pages 89-116
    6. Thomas Bausch, Damjana Gantar, Barbara Černič Mali, Emanuel Valentin, Matthias Jud, Gerlinde Haller et al.
      Pages 117-151
    7. Stevo Ščavničar, Madeleine Koch, Heidrun Wankiewicz, Emanuela Dutto
      Pages 153-176
  4. Implications and Recommendations for Spatial Planning and Regional Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Emanuel Valentin, Hans Karl Wytrzens, Oswin Maurer
      Pages 179-185
    3. Emanuel Valentin, Hans Karl Wytrzens, Oswin Maurer
      Pages 187-205
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-229

About this book


Europe’s population is ageing and decreasing. Demographic change is making not only regional and territorial adaptation necessary, but also new region-specific spatial planning and regional development. This publication focusses on demographic change and its implications for the economy and social systems in the Alpine areas, which differ widely from their surrounding metropolitan areas. It provides a specific regional in-depth study in order to help establish suitable adaptation and development programs. It covers various aspects including demographic analysis, onsite participatory strategies and implementation processes, as well as generalized adaptation strategies. Reports on pilot actions in various regions across the Alps demonstrate how demographic change can be approached from a practitioner’s perspective. The volume is based on the results of the project DEMOCHANGE, which was co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund in the frame of the European Territorial Cooperation „Alpine Space" program.


Alps Demographic Change Labor Migration Regional Development Spatial Planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Bausch
    • 1
  • Madeleine Koch
    • 2
  • Alexander Veser
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of TourismMunich University of Applied SciencesMunichGermany
  2. 2.Social Geography Working GroupUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria
  3. 3.Institute for Emergency Medicine and Medicine ManagementLudwig Maximilians University MunichMunichGermany

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