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From Palace of the Republic to Humboldt Forum


On 17 December 2020, the "Humboldt Forum Im Berliner Schloss" opened online. In a first step, the courtyards were opened to the public on  Wednesday June 9. The forst exhibtions will open July 20. In September, the institution plans to offer guided tours on architecture and history of the site. A timeline in pictures from 2005- [...]

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Urban nature – spontaneous vegetation in the city


Spontaneous vegetation in the city - the green traffic island at Molkenmarkt In the centre of Berlin, there are only rarely areas where urban nature can develop spontaneously. Occasionally, however, such areas can be discovered during major urban redevelopment projects or in the vicinity of long-standing construction sites, as the example of a small traffic [...]

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Berlin City Model Exhibition


The City model exhibition of Berlin Senate The city models of the Senate Administration for Urban Development and Housing provide a good overview about urban development, new projects and new architecture. The two large models of the central area are on a scale of 1:500 and 1:1000 illustrate the construction work carried out since the [...]

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Climate policy -urban resilience and adaptation


Situation and future perspectives  Increasing warming of the climate for the northeast of Germany. More extreme dry seasons, heavy rainfall and storms with high wind peaks. Their resulting costs are increasingly burdening the households of cities and companies alike. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in has stated: "The Spree metropolis is one [...]

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Stadtwerkstatt – Workshop for public participation


Stadtwerkstatt - public participation and urban commons The Stadtwerkstatt (linked page is only in german language) is an instrument of citizen participation for the historic city-centre of Berlin. Public workshops should promote citizen dialogue, participation and municipal planning culture. At joint events with citizens, administration and local actors, recommendations  are developed, or proposals for future [...]

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Mobility transition in Berlin


Reconnection and mobility transition -tasks after reunification After reunification, traffic planning in Berlin was determined by the merger of the urban infrastructure in the formerly divided city and the connection with the region. Between 1990 and 2010, Deutsche Bahn invested more than 10 billion euros in grid expansion and the reconstruction and construction of train [...]

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Housing in Berlin


Population growth and further rent increase Berlin is growing fast. According to studies by the Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing, an estimated 200,000 apartments would have to be completed by 2030, around 20,000 per year. The housing market in Berlin is considered very tense, especially for affordable rental apartments. Compared to other german [...]

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Retro is king


Berlin Palace and Humboldt Forum On 17 December 2020, the inauguration of the Humboldt Forum was staged online due to the pandemic crisis. From July on the various sections are expected to open in several steps within the next few months. The new building houses the institution called Humboldt Forum, seathed by reconstructed baroque facades [...]