City management and neighbourhood development play a crucial role in the transformation of cities. They are tools for the design and further development of city centres, districts and neighbourhoods to create liveable and sustainable environments for their residents and businesses. City management in Duisburg's city centre has been organised by DBI since 2021. In 2023, our team was strengthened so that we are now also more present with our work in the Duisburg districts.
Our HUB City Management & Neighbourhood Development works together with various stakeholders from retail, politics and administration to ensure that Duisburg develops into an exciting place to stay with an attractive city centre and lively secondary centres. In doing so, our team ensures that the various facets of neighbourhood development are considered and promoted holistically.
Our tasks include
Our colleagues will be happy to support you in all areas related to city management, neighbourhood development and urban transformation in Duisburg. Get in touch with us!
The Anmietungsfond has now been extended to the districts of Ruhrort, Homberg and Rheinhausen.
The concentration areas in which the Anmietungsfonds can be applied are available when you download the application form
Our city centers are of particular importance for urban development. In order to strengthen the survival and preservation of our traditional city centers during and after the Corona crisis, the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia has launched the Immediate City Center Program.
The structural change in the stationary retail trade, which has been the focus of attention for some time and which has been intensified by the Corona pandemic, urgently needs help! The increasing number of chain stores, the shift of shopping to online business and now also the pandemic are leading to more and more vacancies. The attractiveness of the centers is dwindling and a downward spiral may be set in motion.
The Downtown Immediate Action Program now gives new concepts the opportunity to settle in locations that were previously unaffordable for start-ups. In the direct city center!
Through a subsidized rent of up to 80% of the old rent, exciting retail concepts, pop-up stores, start-ups and restaurateurs or service providers can now rent in the vacancies. The eligible size of the retail space is limited to 300 m². The term of the project is limited until December 31, 2023.
We want to enable new and young concepts to try out locations that are otherwise unaffordable. The goal is to enable success and to be able to keep the entrepreneurs at the location even after the end of the Downtown Immediate Action Program. Another important goal is to reduce vacancies.
Applications can be submitted immediately. A jury decides who will move into the available stores and with which concept. It is also possible to combine several concepts - the eligible size of the store is limited to 300 m².
from the retail sector (also StartUps or PopUp-Stores)
Service concepts with public traffic
Farm stores (for the sale of regional agricultural products)
Showrooms (also for online concepts)
Cultural uses with public traffic (e.g. studios)
Concepts that promote civic and/or neighborhood involvement (e.g. RepairCafes)
Further future-oriented concepts
1. download application form for the immediate program city center
2. fill in the form completely (with further attachments if necessary, e.g. calculations)
3. send ALL documents by mail to:email@example.com