Tag Archives: urban regeneration

New York City’s Bloomberg Years

By Renard Teipelke It actually blew my mind. Ford Fessenden and his colleagues summarized the main urban development changes during the ten-year tenure of New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a couple of animated info graphics. But the result … Continue reading

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City vs. Suburbia: Silicon Valley Shifting North

by Markus Kather High-tech seems to be tired of suburban business parks and enters the cities. The urban turn that has been taken by most creative industries now hits the epicentre of the world’s high-tech industry, the Silicon Valley. A … Continue reading

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21st Century Waterfront Redevelopment in Washington, D.C.

by Renard Teipelke Ideal public transit connection, walkability, mixed-use, brownfield redevelopment, green infrastructure, efficient resource systems, inclusion of the historic urban fabric…what sounds like a planner’s wish list for urban redevelopment is actually the description used for two major projects … Continue reading

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Nemona: an urban analysis

by Claudia Rojas Are we helping to create a better neighbourhood or are we dispensable in its development? This is a question that we ask ourselves when analysing city development projects like Nemona. Nemona is a project that fosters a … Continue reading

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Cultural Flagship Projects – Part II

by Renard Teipelke In my first article on cultural flagship projects*, I tried to conceptualize the topic. Now, I will connect the flagship idea ‘Western style’ with the Middle Eastern North African (MENA) region. My last article will deal with … Continue reading

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Cultural Flagship Projects – Part I

by Renard Teipelke In the next weeks, I will contribute a series of articles on cultural flagship projects to this blog.* Since Kenneth Wardrop and other authors have already written about British and Scottish cities reinventing themselves through branding their … Continue reading

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The Killer Argument: “You’re a bloody Gentrifier!”

by Ares Kalandides “How do you feel as a gentrifier?” I was recently asked by a journalist. I initially thought she was referring to the fact that I live in one of the most gentrified areas in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg. … Continue reading

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Squatting in German Cities: Then and Now

By Renard Teipelke Last Thursday, November 17, 2011, gentrification and urban politics experts Andrej Holm and Wolf Wetzel gave a lecture at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main. The lecture was titled “Squatting is worthwhile – staying, too” and combined the two … Continue reading

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A Berliner Kindl as an Opportunity for Post-Industrial Neukölln

By Valentin Schipfer and Caspar Lundsgaard-Hansen Probably the Berliner Kindl would have been proud to see what is going on at its place of birth nowadays – whether sober or tipsy. In these days the Vollgut GmbH and zuHause e.V. are … Continue reading

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Seminar Update: Place Branding for Nicosia 1st and 2nd November 2011

The Reconstruction & Resettlement Council would like to announce the details of the  Seminar: Place Branding for Nicosia to be held the 1st-2nd November in Nicosia, Cyprus. In this seminar we will explore the possibilities and requirements for place branding in … Continue reading

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