I’m off to the US today to start fieldwork on my newest research project, which builds on my recent book about urban development through culture. You can read the project summary here.
Two and a half years in the making – my first book in German!
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.
So the Berlin Urban Commons Series continues tomorrow with our newest event, entitled “Mapping, Big Data, Citizen’s Tech,” hosted by Dr. Martin Schwegmann. More details here.
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.
The documentation of the two conferences that I moderated workshops at in June 2015 (“Successful Approaches for Combatting Unemployment in Europe – BerlinWorks as a Starting Point”) and December 2015 (“Work 4.0 – made in Berlin”) are now available for download in German & English on the Senate Department for Labour, Integration & Women’s Issues website.
I’m pleased to announce that I will be offering not only “Berlin’s Urban Development from Cölln to Capital: People, Politics, Places” at the Freie Universität again this coming winter semester, but I will also be offering a new course “Housing Choice & Urban Development,” which deals with the social, architectural and political push- and pull-factors behind housing choice and the effects on urban development, at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft.
In June of 2015, I spoke at the Make_City Festival here in Berlin in the course of the publicity surrounding our newly released book. You can see my quote here around minute 2:00.