Regionaler Planungsverband München (RPV)

Regional Planning Association Munich

2.88 Mio. inhabitants, 1.37 Mio. jobs and 1.43 Mio. apartments on an area of 5,504 km². These are the basic facts of the Munich Region in 2016. It constantly grows – according to forecasts in 2035 3.24 people will live here. To handle the growth and provide the high quality of life as well as the economic strength regional planning is imperative.

The Regional Planning Association Munich is statutory Regional Planning Association since 1973. It comprises all local authorities (186 municipalities and eight counties) within the region 14 (Munich) as provided by the Bavarian State Planning Act.

These are the City of Munich (state capital) and the eight surrounding counties (Dachau, Ebersberg, Erding, Freising, Fürstenfeldbruck, Landsberg am Lech, München and Starnberg) with their towns and municipalities.

 


Stefan Schelle

Chairman of the association

Mayor of Oberhaching

Dieter Reiter 

1. deputy chairman of the association

Mayor of Munich 


Karl Roth 

2. deputy chairman of the association

Chief administrative officer of the district Starnberg

Christian Breu, Managing Director runs the office of the Association. Together with Gerhard Winter, Commissioner for Regional Affairs at the district government of Upper Bavaria, he prepares the regional plan.

Gerhard Winter,
Commissioner for Regional Affairs at the district government of Upper Bavaria

The Regional Planning Association Munich is financed by the Free State of Bavaria.

Functions and Tasks

The Regional Planning Association Munich is responsible for regional planning within its defined boundary of the Munich Region. It decides upon the goals and principles of the "Regional Plan" as well as its amendments within the guidelines and goals given by the state’s development program (Landesentwicklungsprogramm). The main topics are housing settlement and open space as well as mobility and economy. It has a say in the establishment of projects and investment plans into the infrastructure executed by public authorities, utilities and private companies and participates in

  • the municipalities’ land use planning and zoning
  • the harmonizing of individual projects of public authorities, utilities and private investors with regional policies
  • informal consultations and task forces.

The RPV has no implementing power which rests with the municipalities, public authorities, public and private utilities and the state.

Organization

Spatial structure

18 regions in Bavaria