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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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Urban Hacking as a Quality Management Tool to guarantee high-value Public Space (2): Hacking privatised space

by Hanna Lutz Public space is public space. I myself like to consider it as space not only accessible for the public (if this is ensured at all), but in the first place being made and maybe even protected by the … Continue reading

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Gentrification’s Victims: Berlin Fears Rise of New Slums

by Ares Kalandides There is a recent Spiegel article on segregation in Berlin, the disastrous effects of housing privatization and the cuts in social policies. The article is interesting and it highlights several issues about the growing social polarization in … Continue reading

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