International exchange of experience

Comparison of International Locations

As part of the exchange of experiences, actors from the municipalities as well as project representatives from five international cities were brought together to discuss innovative approaches and tools for restructuring existing spaces.

The development site “Oberhafenquartier” in Hamburg’s HafenCity, “Klybeckquai” in the harbour development area of Basel, “Schieblock” in Rotterdam’s station district and the “Tabakfabrik” in Linz provided the ‘experience workshop’ with a basis for comparing and reflecting upon strategies for restructuring and reusing existing buildings, the analysis of alternative financing and organisational models, as well as the orientation toward process-oriented approaches. As a result, specific recommendations were drawn up, important cooperations between the city and the actors were established and the participating cities intend to continue to exchange.

The event was held as part of the pilot project of the German National Urban Development Policy for Citizen Participation. Urban Catalyst was responsible for the idea, conception and implementation.


Public discussion and strategy workshop

Commissioned by Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulation
Project TEAM Klaus Overmeyer, Philipp Misselwitz, Philip Schläger, Jörn Gertenbach, Rupert Schelle
timeline 02/2013

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