IBA City from 2003
Already before Bitterfeld and Wolfen merged to one city by 1st July 2007 both cities participated in the IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010 beteiligt.
Since 2007, Bitterfeld and Wolfen have amalgamated with four other communities: Holzweissig, Greppin, Thalheim, and later Bobbau. Regional amalgamation has raised the potential of a new organisational and spatial concept: functions have been concentrated, parallel structures disbanded. Outlining new locations to attract businesses and establish new educational institutions is being closely coordinated; regional communications, public transport, and a new directional system are devised jointly. A new, joint central town hall was set up at the former IG Farben headquarters at Wolfen. The individual strengths of each part region have been identified, and reinforcing links between each high-profile bit is intended to create an overall stronger municipality and a sustainable identity for the new network city of Bitterfeld-Wolfen.