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How Night Mayors Harness the Power of Cities After Dusk

by Valentin Schipfer Slowly but surely cities around the globe realize that there might be a slight relation between a vivid night club scene and a flourishing creative industry, including tech start-ups. The global competition for these promising economic branches … Continue reading

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How public is public space?

by Ares Kalandides A signature list is being passed around in my Berlin neighbourhood around Kollwitzplatz in Prenzlauer Berg. We’re asked to sign against the regulations by the local borough of Pankow on how to use public space. Cafés and … Continue reading

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From the “Bridge of Spies” to the Smart City: a Berlin narrative

by Ares Kalandides [1] Reading the multiple stories that have been praising Berlin with its youth culture and creative scene as the rising star among European cities, it is easy to forget how recent this development actually is. The 2015 Spielberg … Continue reading

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by Hagia Jany Among the countless refugee initiatives, there is one which has frequently come across my path in recent times: The initiative “Refugees Welcome” which asks the uncomfortable question, why refugees just can’t live in normal housing situations instead … Continue reading

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by Ares Kalandides On May 7th, 2015, I had the opportunity to open the Berlin-Sydney online dialogue with a short presentation, followed by a Q&A session about urban development in Berlin. The event was coordinated between the Committee for Sydney … Continue reading

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Colloquium “Housing in Berlin”/ Kolloquium “Wohnen in Berlin”

*please scroll down for the call in German* Call for participations Supply of urban accommodation is becoming a major issue on city council agendas. Also in Berlin, rising rents, new building projects, ecological challenges of urban development and the widespread … Continue reading

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INPOLIS / Nemona Placement presents the Fashion Sourcebook for Berlin

A fashion network for professionals and production http://www.fashion-sourcebook.net “There is a lack of infrastructure in Berlin fashion business” this is probably one of the most frequently mentioned statements when it comes to the development of Berlin as a fashion location. … Continue reading

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Gentrification, Displacement and the New Housing Bubble in Berlin

By Ares Kalandides* You probably feel tricked: Before moving to Berlin your friends told you that finding a place to stay would be a piece of cake. But it turns out to be a rather unpalatable one. You’re still looking … Continue reading

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Fashion Businesses in Berlin – Resources and Challenges (Part 3 – end)

by Ares Kalandides This is the final part of the blog series on fashion businesses in Berlin.  The series was based on the final report of a small research conducted by INPOLIS in association with the UK AHRC CREATe Project. Central question was the role of intellectual … Continue reading

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Fashion Businesses in Berlin – Resources and Challenges (Part 1)

by Ares Kalandides When the next Berlin Fashion Week opens its doors on 8th July, fashion aficionados from all over the world will flood the city, filling up show rooms and catwalks. Through the efforts of the Berlin administration and a very lively … Continue reading

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