Tag Archives: Berlin

Pick of the Day: Open Access to Berlin’s Geodata

By Renard Teipelke In a recent blog article (here), I discussed the role of statistical data before/after disasters. I made one particular reference to the important work of the bureau of statistics (or whatever its name is) in collecting, filing, … Continue reading

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Is affordable housing in Berlin still possible?

by Ares Kalandides Not so long ago Berlin was considered as one of the most affordable cities in Europe, a fact that was directly linked to the low costs of housing.  It now seems that this statement is no longer … Continue reading

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Parks and gardens in Berlin as community spaces – Part 3 (end)

by Ares Kalandides and Markus Kather After an introduction into the German and Berlin green planning instruments (Part 1)  and two examples of gardens from Berlin ( Part 2), here is the 3rd and last part of the blog entry.  … Continue reading

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Parks and gardens in Berlin as community spaces – Part 1

by Ares Kalandides and Markus Kather A. Introduction In the warmer months of the year Berliners of all ages and backgrounds flow into the squares, parks and gardens of the city. The more adventurous ones are not even discouraged by … Continue reading

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THE [IN]FORMAL CITY _ CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

PROJECT SUMMARY You can download the full call here. This call for participation is addressed to students and young professionals (incl. PhD candidates) who want to work on the subject in a team composed of 10 participants from Germany and … Continue reading

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Frankfurt at the top; again.

by Renard Teipelke Before I actually start with the topic, I would like to contend: Once a city is at the top of statistical economic rankings, it is in a quite good position to stay there. Just refer to New … Continue reading

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8 Urban Guerilla Marketing Campaigns Worth Watching

by Valentin Schipfer Did you know that some years ago the megalopolis São Paulo in Brazil had banned commercial advertising in the city? Since stone-age cave-painting we know, there has always been kind of a natural urge of humanity for … Continue reading

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Pick of the day: Real Estate Locusts – Developers Cash in on Europe’s Poorest | SpiegelOnline

A shocking report by Der Spiegel on the coercive practices of large developers in the Berlin exploding rental market: “International financial investors have spent billions to gobble up cheap real estate in Berlin. But a look at Scharnweberstrasse 111 shows … Continue reading

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RC21 ORG > Research Committee 21 on Sociology of Urban and Regional Development of the International Sociological Association

Research Committee 21 (RC21) of the International Sociology Association, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR), the Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS) and Humboldt University at Berlin invite applications for 25 places on our third collaborative School on Comparative Urban Studies, … Continue reading

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Regional Development Concepts and their inherent contradictions

by Ares Kalandides Every planning process has its own logic, which depends both on the culture it is embedded in and the particularities of the project. Today, I would like to reflect upon a process I have been involved in … Continue reading

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