It was established with the aim to integrate knowledge and experience of different sciences and practices dealing with space and place. In their work they cooperate with a variety of experts and organisations, including local civil society groups. The platform is thus developing a network of complementary organisations in the field of spatial and urban development as well as creating conditions for a common understanding of challenges, goals and solutions, leading to effective spatial and urban planning.
Institute for Spatial Policies (IPoP) is an independent research and consultancy as well as non-governmental non-profit organization, active in the field of spatial and urban development. The organisation is focused on the processes, producing space and place from the bottom up, from the part of an individual, and are emphasizing the importance of long-term thinking. This process involves the development of participative decision-making processes and sustainable spatial and urban planning.