Temporary Land Use: Evolving Practices & Processes


Chang, Robin (EPK)
Seminar/ Übung | 2 SWS | 4 LP | englisch

Zeit und Ort Tag von bis Rhytmus Ort Beginn Ende
Dienstag 14:15h 15:45h wöchentlich GB I/ 301 10.10.2017 30.01.2018

Low-risk, incremental, short-term, inexpensive, urban intervention and potentially long-term improvement: not quite a slogan, but convincing catchphrases for which temporary use (TU) is now known (Arieff, 2011; Bishop & Williams, 2012; Elisei, D. P., 2014; Ferreri, 2015; Glick, 2012; Lydon et al., 2012; Pfeifer, 2013; URBACT, 2016). The rise of attention to small-scale, urban practices at the street and site scale are, compared to traditional and bureaucratic planning practices, easier means to “more substantial investments” and greater “larger scale efforts” (Arieff, 2011; Bishop & Williams, 2012; Colomb, 2012; Ferreri, 2015; Lydon, Bartman, Woudstra, & Khawarzad, 2012).

But how do temporary measure build or improve upon existing practices and processes? And what are the factors that drive and impede the empheral approach to urban regeneration? In this course students will be encouraged to build upon their existing knowledge of planning practices and processes and investigate the potential organizational and site-level innovations required to effectively and temporarily regenerate urban landscapes. The examination of current (and local) case studies will help students to apply their learning and contribute to practical projects.



Arieff, A. (2011). Temporary Is the New Permanent: Despite their co-option by marketing teams, the pop-up remains a sharp tool in the urban revitalization kit. Retrieved from http://www.citylab.com/design/2011/09/temporary-new-permanent/125/

Bishop, P., & Williams, L. (2012). Temporary urbanism. drivers and conditions. In P. Bishop & L. Williams (Eds.), The Temporary City (pp. 21–35). London, New York: Routledge.

Colomb, C. (2012). Pushing the Urban Frontier: Temporary Uses of Space, City Marketing, and the Creative City Discourse in 2000s Berin. Journal of Urban Affairs, 34(2), 131–152. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9906.2012.00607.x

Elisei, D. P. (2014). Temporary Use as a Tool for Urban Regeneration.

Ferreri, M. (2015). The seductions of temporary urbanism | ephemera. Ephemera, 15(1), 181–191. Retrieved from http://www.ephemerajournal.org/contribution/seductions-temporary-urbanism

Lydon, M., Bartman, D., Woudstra, R., & Khawarzad, A. (2012). Tactical Urbanism Volume 1: Short-term Action || Longterm Change. Retrieved from The Street Plans Collaborative website: http://issuu.com/streetplanscollaborative/docs/tactical_urbanism_vol.1

Glick, D. (2012). Bottom-Up Urbanism: A Survey of Temporary Use in Europe. Retrieved from http://issuu.com/david.t.glick/docs/bottom-up_urbanism_dglick

Pfeifer, L. (2013). Tactical Urbanism and the Role of Planners (Master). McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Retrieved from http://reginaurbanecology.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/pfeifersrp.pdf

URBACT. (2016). #refillthecity:: An URBACT project on ensuring long-term effects of temporary use on WordPress.com. Retrieved from https://refillthecity.wordpress.com/



M.Sc. Spatial Planning (2012): Requirement for passing this course is a proof of sucessful active participation according to §19 MPO. Evaluation of student performance will be based on active participation, oral presentations and a written reflections and essay. The latter does not apply for students requiring a non-graded evaluation.