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Berlin: Stadt in Planung und im Wandel

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. ORCID: 0000-0001-5664-3230 and Scholz, Christiane (2012) Berlin: Stadt in Planung und im Wandel. DISP, 48 (1). pp. 6-15. ISSN 0251-3625

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Identification Number: 10.1080/02513625.2012.702954


Berlin has always been a city in a process of change. Since the reunification, however, the transition has gained pace. Berlin has reclaimed the status of the German capital city and become a target of international direct investment. Despite prestigous developments such as the Potsdamer Platz or the new central station brought forth in the earlier years after re-unification, the economics recovery has not gained strength until recently. The historic center has re-established itself as the center of the unified city while at the same time, the City West, despite several ups and downs, is thriving. The new international major airport is finally close to completion. Not least, the city has become a research lab for e-mobility and a center of IT and creative industries. At the same time the economic recovery has started to eliminate excess supply of space, which was characteristic for the city over the recent decades, giving rise to affordability concerns and social conflicts. This city tour introduces into the tensions between ambitions and anxieties of planners and residents that are associated with the ongoing transition.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 15:13
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:29

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