Demography and Infrastructure

National and Regional Aspects of Demographic Change

  • Tobias Kronenberg
  • Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs

Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The Macroeconomic Perspective

  3. Specific Types of Infrastructures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Markus Mehlin, Anne Klein-Hitpaß, Rita Cyganski
      Pages 95-110
    3. Michael Hepting, Henry Pak, Dieter Wilken
      Pages 111-129
    4. Thomas Pregger, Joachim Nitsch, Wolfram Krewitt
      Pages 131-146
  4. Households and Lifestyles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Anne Klein-Hitpaß, Barbara Lenz
      Pages 167-188
    3. Kerstin Engel, Patrick Hansen, Tobias Kronenberg
      Pages 189-210
  5. Evaluation of Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Hermann Keimel, Holger Schlör
      Pages 213-224
    3. Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs, Tobias Kronenberg, Joachim Geske
      Pages 225-243
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-248

About this book


Population ageing has been going on for many decades, but population shrinking is a rather new phenomenon. The population of Germany, as in many other countries, has passed a plateau and is currently shrinking. Demographic change is a challenge for infrastructure planning due to the longevity of infrastructure capital and the need to match supply and demand in order to ensure cost-efficiency. This book summarises the findings of the INFRADEM project team, a multidisciplinary research group that worked together to estimate the effects of demographic change on infrastructure demand.

Economists, engineers and geographers present studies from top-down and bottom-up perspectives, focusing on Germany and two selected regions: Hamburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The contributors employed a broad range of methods, including an overlapping-generations model for Germany, regional input-output models, an energy systems model, and a spatial model of the transportation infrastructure of the selected regions.


demographic change energy infrastructure sustainable development transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Tobias Kronenberg
    • 1
  • Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs
    • 2
  1. 1.IEF-STEForschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany
  2. 2.IEF-STEForschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany

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