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Schaukelnde Kinder auf der Horner Geest
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Eine Geest erwacht zum Leben

Gemeinsam kochen, klettern, gärtnern, Fledermäuse beobachten, sprayen, Sport treiben und schaukeln: All das macht die Landschaftsachse Horner Geest in Hamburg möglich. In dem co-kreativen Mitwirkungsprozess »Deine Geest« verwirklichten Bürger*innen gemeinsam mit Fachexpert*innen bis Mitte 2021 zehn vielfältige Projektideen. Mit der Abschlussdokumentation geht ein bundesweit einmaliger Mitwirkungs­- und Entwicklungsprozess zu Ende.
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Logo des European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity Awards für Städte, Kommunen und Regionen, die Diversität auf besondere Weise fördern und Diskriminierung bekämpfen.
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Der vergessene Diversity-Faktor

Die EU hat das Thema Diversität entdeckt – und vergibt 2022 zum ersten Mal den European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity Award. Ein wichtiger Schritt auf dem Weg zu diskriminierungsfreien Gesellschaften. Doch wer alle Menschen mitnehmen will, muss Diversität noch konsequenter denken. Ein Kommentar.
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Anschauliche Illustrationen helfen bei der Organisation engagierter Gruppen – und inspirieren zum Stadtmachen.
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Buchtipp: Organisiert Euch!

...ruft einem das Cover des Handbuchs von Urban Equipe und Kollektiv Raumstation entgegen. Eine unmissverständliche Aufforderung an alle Menschen mit Mut zur urbanen Veränderung. Und eine praktische Handreichung von Stadtmacher*innen für Stadtmacher*innen.
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The Playbook for the Post-Covid City – Interview with Alexander Bechtel

Alexander Bechtel is responsible for blockchain and digital currencies in the strategy department of Deutsche Bank. He also researches and publishes articles on the topics of (unconventional) monetary policy and digital currencies at the University of St. Gallen. He has also worked as an external consultant at the European Central Bank and spent a research period at Stanford University. On top of that, he has produced one of the leading …
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The Playbook for the Post-Covid City – Interview with Philine Gaffron

We need a flexible, resilient system that is also useful beyond the Covid period – especially with a view to climate change – mobility expert Dr Philine Gaffron is convinced of this. She teaches and researches at the Institute for Transport Planning and Logistics at the Hamburg University of Technology. Her focus is on the social and environmental impacts of (urban) transport, the interdependencies of transport and space, concepts for …
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A free library of sports and recreational equipment

During the Covid pandemic, the need for outdoor exercise has increased. People moved to parks and other public spaces to keep up with their workout routines. The only thing missing were specific offerings to support this new outdoor movement. What if you could simply borrow sports and leisure equipment for free instead of buying it? In Sweden, this offering has already been installed in 2013.
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The Playbook for the Post-Covid City – Interview with Amelie Deuflhard

For Amelie Deuflhard, artistic director of the international performance and arts venue Kampnagel in Hamburg, the city is always also a stage. There are many examples of this, from participatory art projects in Hamburg’s HafenCity to the interim use of the gutted Palast der Republik in Berlin. Born in Stuttgart, she read romance languages, history and cultural studies in Frankfurt am Main, Tübingen and Montpellier before moving to Berlin for many …
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The Playbook for the Post-Covid City – Interview with Stephan Karrenbauer

The Covid crisis hits homeless people particularly harshly and requires quick, flexible solutions for those affected – that much is clear after a wake-up call with Stephan Karrenbauer. The social education graduate is a social worker and political spokesperson for the Hamburg Street magazine Hinz&Kunzt. There, he has been supporting and advising homeless people since 1995, in their search for a flat or accommodation, bureaucratic issues, addiction problems, loneliness and …
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Platform matches vacant retail spaces with creative tenants

Finding suitable spaces is often a real challenge for creative professionals. This is especially true for attractive locations in the city center, often occupied by retail hence unaffordable for creatives. At the same time, the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically increased the vacancy of urban retail spaces – including Hamburg.
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The Playbook for the Post-Covid City – Interview with Jenny Grettve

Jenny Grettve is an architect, writer, artist and designer. With a broad background and years of experience in the architecture, design and fashion industries, she works as a creative consultant with a focus on conceptual work, rapid problem solving, interdisciplinary projects and productions. Jenny is part of the multi-disciplinary design team at Dark Matter Labs. Her areas of focus include spatial transformation, social integration, temporary urban projects, writing, architecture, art and …
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Mit dem Bicibús gegen die autogerechte Stadt anradeln

In Barcelona trotzen zurzeit hunderte Familien der autogerechten Stadt. Im September schloss sich eine Handvoll Eltern im Stadtteil Eixample zusammen, um ihre Kinder gemeinsam mit dem Rad zur Schule zu begleiten. Was als kleine (Rad-)Fahrgemeinschaft begann ist mittlerweile zu einer eindrucksvollen Bewegung erwachsen. Immer freitags bevölkert eine Horde von Kinder mit ihren Eltern Barcelonas Straßen und fährt geschlossen zur Schule – auf Fahrrädern, Rollern und Rollschuhen. Die Kinder erobern sich damit …
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Buchtipp: Ein Kinderbuch erkundet die Stadt der Zukunft

Das Buch präsentiert 30 historische oder erfundene Städte und lädt kleine und große Kinder dazu ein, deren Gestalt und Regeln weiter zu entwickeln. Konzipiert als Mitmachbuch, in dem gemalt, gezeichnet und geschrieben werden kann, zeigt „Stadt der Zukunft“ nicht nur die Vielfalt städtischer Lebensweisen im Laufe der Geschichte und in verschiedenen Kulturen.
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Außenansicht des Parkhauses Gröninger Hof
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A multi-storey car park turns into a house for living, working and culture

The pandemic has pointed out that we need more diverse use- and housing concepts in city centres. In Hamburg the abandoned multi-storey car park Gröninger Hof is being converted into a new place to live, work and play. Instead of demolishing the building, the existing structure is being used – this smart move tremendously saves construction costs and CO2.
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The Playbook for the Post-Covid City – Interview with Dieter Läpple

Dieter Läpple is Professor Emeritus of Urban Research at HafenCity University Hamburg. For many years, he headed the Institute for Urban Economics at Hamburg University of Technology and taught and researched in Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Leiden. He was a Fellow of the Brookings Institution in Washington, advisor to the “Urban Age” programme of the London School of Economics and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board …
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The Playbook for the Post-Covid City – Interview with Mitra Kassai

Mitra Kassai is an old hand in Hamburg’s music and cultural landscape. Born in Munich, she used to manage hip hop legends such as 5 Sterne Deluxe, now sits on the board of Rock City e.V., an association for the promotion of young musicians, and is an advisory board member of the Millerntor Gallery. As the founder of the non-profit initiative Oll Inklusiv, she has been organising events for “seniors …
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