Germany is divided into 401 administrative Kreis or Landkreis; these consist of 294 rural districts (German: Kreise [in North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein] and Landkreise), and 107 urban districts (Kreisfreie Städte or, in Baden-Württemberg only, Stadtkreise – cities that constitute districts in their own right).
Theory. Urban design deals with the larger scale of groups of buildings, infrastructure, streets, and public spaces, entire neighbourhoods and districts, and entire cities, with the goal of making urban environments that are equitable, beautiful, performative, and sustainable.
The rural districts or counties (Landkreise) and the urban districts or independent towns; The towns and municipalities, which are parts of a district or perhaps suburbs of an urban district. Some states have Regierungsbezirke which are a group of counties and cities in an area to help run certain tasks across the area.