Monthly Archives: May 2014

Drastic shifts in local retail districts – is tourism the driver?

By Markus Kather and Paul Köper  Are you looking for a small boutique or an antique shop in the north of Berlin’s Schöneberg district? Whereas a few years ago you would stumble into one of them at almost any corner, … Continue reading

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7 Best-Practices of Social Architecture

  by Valentin Schipfer As you know my blog entries regularly deal with social innovations being realized in bottom-up co-operational projects. Vivid examples are the Bicycle Empowerment Network in Namibia’s capital Windhoek, connecting informal sector employers and job seekers, … Continue reading

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Stop the destruction of the Greek shoreline

by Ares Kalandides How many times have we heard sarcastic remarks about armchair activism on social media, belittling the politics of Facebook or Twitter? And it is true that for most, that’s the sum total of their activism. A like. … Continue reading

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Stop the destruction of the Mediterranean shoreline

by Ares Kalandides The Greek government has prepared a disastrous bill which will presented before the Greek Parliament within the next few weeks. Here are the main points summed up by Aliki Chapple ( : 1. All restrictions on the space that can … Continue reading

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