Publications & Books


Books and scientific articles

The knowledge base for my consultations comes from my many years of research as a university professor, which is reflected in the following books and scientific articles, among others.


Grundlagen der Raumplanung 1

Theorien, Methoden, Instrumente.

Gernot Stöglehner (Hrsg., 2019), Facultas Universitätsverlag,  ISBN: 978-3-7089-1382-7

This textbook (in German) conveys the basics of spatial planning and thus offers an insight into how the Austrian planning system works. It is prepared in four sections for students and interested parties: First, the subject of spatial planning is presented. The second section uses planning theories to discuss how planning processes should be designed and which objectives should be pursued in spatial planning. The following section is devoted to planning methods that can be used to define planning content for building land, green space, infrastructure and traffic. In the last section, planning instruments as well as the testing instruments commonly used in spatial planning are presented using examples in Austria.

Grundlagen der Raumplanung 2

Strategien, Schwerpunkte, Konzepte.

Gernot Stöglehner (Hrsg., 2020), Facultas Universitätsverlag, ISBN: 978-3-7089-1755-9

This textbook is published in German and dedicated to selected, current topics in spatial planning. In the first block on strategies, different approaches to strategic spatial planning are introduced and it is discussed, how spatial planning objectives can be implemented through governance approaches and land policy. The second block deals with current spatial planning challenges such as inner city and town/village core development, integrated spatial and energy planning, natural hazard prevention, provision of social and technical infrastructure and positions the concept of the "healthy city" in relation to green infrastructure. In the final third block, concepts such as equal living conditions and spatial resilience are presented. The topics are rounded off with a discussion on planning quality, in which various thematic strands from “Grundlagen der Raumplanung 1” and from this volume are brought together.

Integrated Spatial and Energy Planning

Supporting the Climate Protection and the Energy Turn with Means of Spatial Planning

Gernot Stöglehner, Georg Neugebauer, Susanna Erker und Michael Narodoslawsky (2016), Springer Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-319-31868-4

This book introduces the concept of integrated spatial and energy planning – as spatial structures are an important determinant of energy conservation and renewable energy supply. It shows the most important driving forces for spatial development that support energy efficiency and renewable energy supply (or the contrary), and shows how important integrated approaches to spatial and energy planning are for a timely and sustainable energy transition and thus for climate protection policy. As the switch to renewable energy sources becomes an important political issue at international, European and national levels, the spatial dimensions of renewable energy systems as well as challenges, obstacles and opportunities in different spatial contexts are becoming increasingly important. This book analyses the fundamental system relationships between resources, technologies and consumption patterns in relation to energy and establishes the connections to the spatial context. It offers basic knowledge for researchers and practitioners in this new, up-coming planning agenda and presents innovative analysis tools for solving real world problems and discusses the most important fields of action in integrated spatial and energy planning, including their planning content, planning principles and planning methodologies.


In this selection articles with a link are open access:

Stoeglehner G. (2020): Strategicness – the core issue of environmental planning and assessment of the 21st century. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 38(2): 141-145. 


Stoeglehner G. (2020): Integrated spatial and energy planning: a means to reach sustainable development goals. Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review 17: 473–486.


Grossauer F., Stoeglehner G. (2020): Bioeconomy–Spatial Requirements for Sustainable Development. Sustainability 12(5), 1877.


Hat K., Stoeglehner G. (2020): Spatial Dimension of the Employment Market Exposition to Digitalisation–The Case of Austria. Sustainability 12(5), 1852.


Wagner D., Neugebauer G., Kretschmer F., Stoeglehner G. (2020): Integrating Life-Cycle Perspectives and Spatial Dimensions of Sewage Sludge Mono-Incineration. Water 12(5), 1267.


Stöglehner G. (2019): Conceptualizing Quality in Spatial Planning. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 77(1): 1-15.


Abart-Heriszt L., Erker S., Stoeglehner G. (2019): The Energy Mosaic Austria-A Nationwide Energy and Greenhouse Gas Inventory on Municipal Level as Action Field of Integrated Spatial and Energy Planning. Energies 12(16), 3065.  


Hat K., Stoeglehner G. (2019): How Resilient is Growth? Resilience Assessment of Austrian Municipalities on the Basis of Census Data from 1971 to 2011. Sustainability 11(6), 1818.


Erker S., Lichtenwoehrer P., Zach F., Stoeglehner G. (2019): Interdisciplinary decision support model for grid-bound heat supply systems in urban areas. Energy, Sustainability and Society 9, 11:


Zach F., Kretschmer F., Stoeglehner, G. (2019): Integrating Energy Demand and Local Renewable Energy Sources in Smart Urban Development Zones: New Options for Climate-Friendly Resilient Urban Planning. Energies 12(19), 3672.


Stöglehner G. (2018): Zum Verhältnis von Strategischer Umweltprüfung, Raumverträglichkeitsprüfung und Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung. Der öffentliche Sektor , 44/3, 25-28.


Camargo LR., Stoeglehner G. (2018): Spatiotemporal modelling for integrated spatial and energy planning. Energy, Sustainability and Society 8, 32.


Kretschmer F., Neugebauer G., Stoeglehner G., Ertl T. (2018): Participation as a Key Aspect for Establishing Wastewater as a Source of Renewable Energy. Energies 11(11), 3232.


Erker S., Stangl R., Stoeglehner G. (2017): Resilience in the light of energy crises - Part I: A framework to conceptualise regional energy resilience. Journal of Cleaner Production 164: 420-433. 


Erker S., Stangl R., Stoeglehner G. (2017): Resilience in the light of energy crises - Part II: Application of the regional energy resilience assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production 164: 495-507.