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Moodleraum Master-Vorlesung Aktuelle Fragen der Raumplanung

Moodleraum Master-Vorlesung Aktuelle Fragen der Raumplanung

Uns wurde von Problemen mit dem Zugang zum Moodleraum für die o.g. genannte Vorlesung berichtet. Tatsächlich funktioniert der Link aus dem lsf auf den Moodleraum nicht. Gleichwohl ist die Vorlesung leicht auf Moodle zu finden. .

Bitte schreiben Sie sich ein, da wichtige Informationen zur Vorlesung nur über Moodle kommuniziert werden. Die Vorlesung beginnt nächste Woche zur festgesetzten Zeit per Videostream. Die Zugangsinformationen erhalten Sie über Moodle.

Conversational Cuts on teaching and learning in False Creek Flats, Vancouver (CA)

Conversational Cuts on teaching and learning in False Creek Flats. Reflecing on our undergraduate student excursion (F02-Projekt) to Vancouver (CA) in February and March 2020

By Robin A. Chang with Ned Jacobs, 06 April, 2020

Experiencing and exploring contemporary conundrums with urban and industrial lands

A most unusually unsexy topic for planning is that of industrial lands. The re-design and re-use of buildings and lands that are most stereotypically associated with pollution and nuisance, however, are soon if not already a challenge for many metropolitan areas.

This is a point that I, along with seven other undergraduate students and a community colleague would better come to understand during a two-week excursion from February 24th until March 11th, 2020 to study urban, industrial lands in Vancouver. Through our visits and interviews, we confronted a changing reality for what we traditional conceive as industrial activities. The grating noises, intrusive smells, and rough surfaces still exist, though toxic emissions are much reduced. Moreover, they co-exist now with glassed laboratories, FOB accessible open-plan offices, smartly branded breweries, and discrete fab-lab storefronts. The emerging and parallel existence of these functions fall under an outdated category of industrial land use zoning. In the meantime, development pressures, especially for multi-family housing, increasingly encroach upon these uses.

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Informationen zu den Vorlesungen und Seminaren im Bachelor und Master Raumplanung

Informationen zu den Vorlesungen und Seminaren im Bachelor und Master Raumplanung

Aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie wurde der Start des Vorlesungsbetriebs zunächst auf den 20.04. verschoben. Ab dem 06.04. werden die Moodle Arbeitsräume zu den Vorlesungen, die Prof. Karsten Zimmermann im Sommersemester halten wird, freigeschaltet. Teilnehmer*innen mögen sich bitte selbst einschreiben und finden dort Materialien sowie weitere Hinweise zum Vorgehen. Spätestens ab dem 20.04. beginnen dann die Vorlesungen, entweder real oder digital. Dies betrifft die Vorlesung Europäische Raumplanung – Europäische Planungssysteme im Bachelormodul 17 sowie die Vorlesung im Modul 1 des Master Raumplanung.

Informationen zum Masterseminar Planning Theory sowie zum Bachelorseminar Marine Raumplanung erhalten die Teilnehmer*innen direkt per Mail bzw. über die Moodle Plattform.

New Publication: Metropolitan Regions, Planning and Governance

New Publication: Metropolitan Regions, Planning and Governance

Karsten Zimmermann, Daniel Galland, John Harrison, 29 October, 2019

The aim of this book is to investigate contemporary processes of metropolitan change and approaches to planning and governing metropolitan regions. To do so, it focuses on four central tenets of metropolitan change in terms of planning and governance: institutional approaches, policy mobilities, spatial imaginaries, and planning styles. The book’s main contribution lies in providing readers with a new conceptual and analytical framework for researching contemporary dynamics in metropolitan regions. It will chiefly benefit researchers and students in planning, urban studies, policy and governance studies, especially those interested in metropolitan regions.

The relentless pace of urban change in globalization poses fundamental questions about how to best plan and govern 21st-century metropolitan regions. The problem for metropolitan regions—especially for those with policy and decision-making responsibilities—is a growing recognition that these spaces are typically reliant on inadequate urban-economic infrastructure and fragmented planning and governance arrangements. Moreover, as the demand for more ‘appropriate’—i.e., more flexible, networked and smart—forms of planning and governance increases, new expressions of territorial cooperation and conflict are emerging around issues and agendas of (de-)growth, infrastructure expansion, and the collective provision of services. Further information.

Conversational Cuts on Exploring the Intersections between Post-Growth Planning and Temporary Urbanism

Conversational Cuts on Exploring the Intersections between Post-Growth Planning and Temporary Urbanism. Insights following our international panel discussion in August 2019.

By Robin A. Chang, 23 October, 2019

Questions at Boundaries and during Uncertainty: A Post-Growth Context

What happens when we reach the boundaries of growth? Do we suddenly confront restrictions and drastic change that are inevitable? Or do we meet these edges with a different way of thinking and also alternative meanings and intentions for growth? Could these alternative meanings help us to live patterns that do not circle our own egos and fears? Could they help us to craft cultures and practices that are thoughtful and curious? Above all, how can we aim for a respectful growth that expands in quality as opposed to quantity? This struggle lies at the heart of a concept that was been recently recognized in the German urban and regional planning discourse, and bodies such as the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL).


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Neuerscheinung/ New Publication: ARL Reader Planungstheorie Band 1 Kommunikative Planung – Neoinstitutionalismus und Governance

Neuerscheinung/ New Publication: ARL Reader Planungstheorie Band 1

Kommunikative Planung – Neoinstitutionalismus und Governance

Thorsten Wiechmann (Hrsg.), Karsten Zimmermann, 11. September 2019

Band 1 des ARL Readers Planungstheorie behandelt zwei der einflussreichsten planungstheoretischen Metaerzählungen des späten 20. Jahrhunderts: „Kommunikative Planung“ sowie „Neo-Institutionalismus und Governance“. Mit ihnen verbindet sich die erfolgreiche Überwindung einer technokratisch-rationalistischen Vorstellung von Planung. Kommunikation, Macht und Konflikt werden zu zentralen Kategorien der Auseinandersetzung mit der Planungsrealität.

Der ARL Reader Planungstheorie leistet eine umfassende und doch pointierte Bestandsaufnahme des Diskussionsstandes. Als Sammelwerk präsentiert er Debatten bestimmende Originaltexte bekannter Autoren. Diese werden durch namhafte Planungswissenschaftler eingeordnet und kritisch diskutiert. Damit bietet der Band einen so bisher nie da gewesenen Überblick über die Grundlagen der aktuellen planungstheoretischen Debatten für Studierende der Raum- und Planungswissenschaften sowie fachlich interessierte Wissenschaftler und Praktiker. (further information)

Conversational Cuts on a Joint Field Trip to Rotterdam

Conversational Cuts on a Joint Field Trip to Rotterdam

By Rogério Lopes, 06 September, 2019

In July 2019, our European Planning Cultures team made a field trip to the second-largest city of the Netherlands, Rotterdam. Initiated by the head of department, the idea is to annually go on a joint field trip to the cities, being used as case-studies by the PhD candidates at our department. By doing so, the colleagues are able to get to know the current stage of work. Also, it enables the PhD candidates to discuss with their colleagues about their results and insights.

Thanks to one of my colleagues, we were able to get to know in depth what Rotterdam’s current success on transformation and also on temporary urbanism is based on. My colleague has been working on the latter aspect for her PhD thesis and was therefore able to organize a stunning two-day long trip through Rotterdam’s most emblematic sites and spots. Our first trip started at the Zomerhofkwartier (ZOHO) and ended with a tour by Mohamed from DakAkker, a rooftop farming organization that is located along the Luchtsingel project.

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Conversational Cuts on WeMakeTheCity 2019: : Imagining inclusive and thriving cities

WeMakeTheCity 2019: Imagining inclusive and thriving cities

By Catherine van Rijswijck, 17 July, 2019

The city of Amsterdam has been growing at a rapid pace and is often portrayed as an urban success story. However, attracting migrants, investors, businesses as well as tourists means that this extraordinary growth brings with it certain drawbacks. Housing unaffordability as well as crowded cycling lanes, streets and public spaces take their toll on the quality of life in the city. Yet the Dutch capital is not alone because globalization, migration, climate change and digitalisation are interrelated challenges that all metropolitan areas face.

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