Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hamburg – Green Capital because so many have to live in parks?

by Ares Kalandides “The European Commission awarded Hamburg the title of “European Green Capital 2011” in Brussels, February 23, 2009. With Stockholm as European Green Capital 2010 and Hamburg 2011, the two cities were the first to ever receive an … Continue reading

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Ireland Town- the first Social Game to promote a Country

by Mareike Forßbohm On St. Patrick’s Day, the 17th March 2011, Tourism Ireland launched a new online game on Facebook, which is called Ireland Town. As the first national tourism board in the world to launch such a social game, … Continue reading

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World’s largest mall is a ghost town

by Nils Grube The New South Mall in Dongguan, China — the largest in the world and  twice the size of Minnesota’s Mall of America— has just a 1% occupancy rate. The mall is located between the two emerging megacities … Continue reading

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Spaces of Transformation – successful places (part 2)

by Ares Kalandides (for Part 1 see here) Material resources are things such as the quality and quantity of available space, the use and exchange value of land, density, heterogeneity etc. From my experience what is particularly important for the … Continue reading

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Into the great wide open (between theory and practice

By Mihalis Kavaratzis There is great value in city associations where practitioners can come together and exchange ideas on common practices, challenges and lessons for the future. ‘Eurocities’ is such an association and the people who have set it up … Continue reading

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Spaces of Transformation – successful places

by Ares Kalandides Having spent three days in Hamburg for a symposium, I will dedicate several posts in the following days to issues that inspired me there. The symposium was part of a reflexion process about how to develop the … Continue reading

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Place Development and Local Economy in Berlin Neukölln

  by Mareike Forßbohm NEMONA – Network for fashion designers and seamstresses / tailors in Berlin-Neukölln NeMona is a pilot project in the field of fashion and production in Berlin-Neukölln and it is aimed at fashion designers and seamstresses. The … Continue reading

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Hamburg – A Great City on a Great River

by Nils Grube This movie by Kurt Wolfes is the English version of the film “Hamburg, mal ganz anders”. It was produced in 1969 and was played as supporting film for the movie “Love Story” (1971).

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Istanbul – Mercan Dede

Why can’t they make image films of this quality for cities? YouTube – Mercan Dede – Istanbul.

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Symbolic planning or simply unnecessary?

By Mihalis Kavaratzis In a series of vivid and well-argued recent posts to this blog, Ares Kalandides has talked about the relationship between urban planning and city branding using the city of Athens, Greece as an example.  There was a … Continue reading

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