Why should we deal with abandoned urban spaces?

By |2023-12-19T15:24:41+01:00November 29th 2017|

Cities are constantly transforming, and societal development leaves marks in urban space. When industries decline or parts of cities are abandoned due to migration, urban wastelands or gaps in the built environment are left behind. How can cities make use of these empty spaces? Anja Graner looks at repurposing wastelands and the “dense city”.

Good partnerships – An interview with Brigitte Riegelbauer, mayor’s office in the city of Bamberg

By |2023-12-19T14:46:00+01:00November 10th 2016|

Town twinnings play an important role when it comes to mutual understanding and learning processes. In an interview with Imme Scheit, head of administration and deputy chief officer of the mayor’s office in the city of Bamberg Brigitte Riegelbauer explains how these partnerships can be successfully implemented.

Municipal Knowledge Sharing – German and Maghrebian cities in dialogue

By |2023-12-19T14:46:28+01:00November 3rd 2016|

If the New Urban Agenda is to be a success, it is of vital importance that cities form partnerships and learn from each other. Such activities are already under way: in this article, URBANET presents an example of municipal knowledge sharing between cities in the Maghreb region and cities in Germany.

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