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 den Straßenraum zurück, Autos müssen hingegen warten oder woanders lang fahren.
Ein Kinderbuch erkundet die Stadt der Zukunft
„Fang an, die Stadt zu entwerfen, in der Du leben möchtest, wenn Du einmal groß bist“, ruft Nika Dubrovsky allen kleinen Menschen in der Einleitung des jüngst erschienenen Kinderbuchs „Stadt der Zukunft“ zu. Wie haben sich die Vorstellungen der Menschen von Städten im Laufe der Geschichte und in verschiedenen Kulturen …
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.
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 at the Singapore-ETH Center’s “Future Cities Laboratory”. We talked to him about why Covid is putting the commons back at the centre of urban development policy, what inner cities can learn from neighbourhood centres and how we can shape the future at the city level.
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 and senioritas” since 2017 – from trips to the city’s clubs and street art tours to music bingo and graffiti workshops. We spoke to her about how cities are becoming more age-friendly, why the pandemic is teaching us that we need more flexibility in the decision-making processes and what a roller skate rental shop has to do with anything.
The Playbook for the Post-Covid City – Interview with Jens Wille
Jens Wille has always been fascinated by maps. After training with Deutsche Bahn as a surveyor and cartographer, he studied urban and regional planning, architecture and urban design in Weimar and Glasgow and then immersed himself in the world of media design. His love of maps culminated in the co-founding of Ubilabs in 2007. As a data and location technology consultancy, Ubilabs supports data-driven companies that are shaping the future of mobility, life in cities, and sustainable development. To this end, Ubilabs offers an integrated portfolio of consulting, software development, visualisation, and data management. We talked about the importance of data in the Covid crisis, the potential of mobility analytics and why pop-up bike lanes need an outlet for feedback.
The Playbook for the Post-Covid City – Interview with Marion Klemme
The Covid pandemic has shown us what it looks like when there is no life left in the cities. Dr Marion Klemme directs our attention to public spaces and their development. She heads Department I 2 Urban Development at the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) in Bonn. The department provides scholarly policy advice on social developments and their effects on the levels of action in cities and urban neighbourhoods.
The Playbook for the Post-Covid City – Interview with Stephan Rammler
We shouldn’t believe every cock and bull story. We need well-founded analyses to cope with this and subsequent crises. The futurologist and mobility expert Professor Stephan Rammler has convinced us of this. He is the scientific director of the IZT – Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment gGmbH in Berlin. He is currently researching the connection between digitalisation and sustainability.