Hey all, I have been working hard all winter, which means I am going to have a number of results to share with you over the coming months. First stop: the first blog post for the Reactivating Vacant Buildings project, which discusses the projects that we visited in Germany, has been published. Many, many thanks to our generous hosts in Bremen, Chemnitz & Halle (Saale) for sharing their projects with us. You can read the post on the GMF’s website here: http://www.gmfus.org/blog/2018/12/05/reactivating-vacant-buildings-three-approaches-germany
What aspects does one need to consider when speaking about affordable housing and what role could commons-based housing provision play?
The slow death of affordable housing: A primer on Berlin’s housing market in three acts. Act 3: The fate of renting and owning, today & tomorrow
Today’s post is the third and final chapter in my three-part series about the development of Berlin’s housing market from the city’s division to today. To get some background for today’s episode, housing in the reunified city, you should check out episode one and two, housing in the divided city and housing the reunified city!
The slow death of affordable housing: A primer on Berlin’s housing market in three acts. Act 2: Housing in the reunified city
This is the second chapter in my three-part series about the development of Berlin’s housing market from the city’s division to today. To get some background for today’s episode, housing in the reunified city, you should check out episode one, housing in the divided city.
A short recap of my recent fabulous and inspiring trip to New England and Detroit (with lots of pictures)!
Cultural innovation and preservation are both necessary for vital and authentic cities. In this post, I examine the interplay between cultural heritage and cultural innovation and present a few insights from my recent research on urban development through culture.
How can we get a more diverse group of people involved in shaping the future of the city? This post identifies the main challenges to diversity and suggests some possible solutions.
Today’s post examines concrete policy measures which could work against gentrification and the displacement of commons and creative projects.
So August is now over and most people are back from their summer vacations, which means that it’s time to turn our attention to the (very busy) conference season just around the corner. This year, I’ll be doing a whirlwind tour of four countries in four weeks, with topics from urban commons to EU urban policy.
Does describing vacant buildings as “blight” doom them to demolition? In my newest post, I examine the consequences of framing and consensus in urban policy through the example of the term “blight.”
In this post, I review the highlights of the Bundeskongress für nationale Stadtentwicklungspolitik 2017, which took place on June 12th & 13th in Hamburg.
In this post, I summarize and briefly explain the ins and outs of urban policy, using examples from Boulder’s growth boundary to prestige pricing.
What do Bremen and Bologna have in common? They both used administrative restructuring to address their citizens’ needs and desires and boost civil society’s involvement in urban development – with great results! In this post, I explore administrative restructuring’s potentials for growth in peripheral and rural areas.
My first full-length work since my dissertation will be coming out in German this summer. I was asked to write a book for laypersons about urban development through culture by the state central office for political education in Thuringia. We’re just in the final throes of editing now. Expected release date sometime late summer!
I’m thrilled to announce that, after a long and detailed application process, I’ve been validated as a lead expert for the EU program URBACT, which deals with integrated urban development in Europe! I’ve been validated for the design and delivery of transnational exchange and learning activities, as well as thematic expertise in integrated urban renewal (i.e. Commons, Heritage, Branding) and arts and culture (i.e. Creative Industries). For more information, please check out my expert profile at http://urbact.eu/dellenbaugh.