Report Urban Africa Dialogue
African Urbanisation Dynamics: Achieving a more sustainable and inclusive world depends on Africa succeeding in the 21st century
In the course of a series of activities focusing on urban development in Africa, Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the Global Perspective Initiative cooperatively organized a dinner dialogue event. Its aim was to discuss how German partners can be more strategic and better aligned in advancing sustainable urbanisation policies, while appreciating the necessary investment approaches that will work in an African context but require external support. This report asks essential questions to protagonists of the evening and summarizes the most important outcomes of the dialogue.Download PDF
Moravia Manifesto – Coding strategies for informal neighborhoods
With the Moravia Manifesto, Urban Lab Medellín|Berlin focuses our attention on unplanned urban extensions and their role in rapid urbanisation processes. The Moravia Manifesto introduces and illustrates an alternative urban planning method, referring to the project location of Medellín as an example. Additionally, international experts comment on related topics.
The book was published by Jovis.
Developing Urban Futures – Conference Report
The conference report on the Urban Age “Developing Urban Futures” conference documents the main issues and arguments that were raised during the eight sessions in two conference days in Addis Ababa in November 2018. In English language only.Download PDF
The Potential for Sustainable Urbanisation in Africa
In his thought-provoking essay, Prof. Edgar Pieterse, founding director of the African Centre for Cities (ACC) and Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Cape Town, argues for the inclusion of a stronger sustainable urban development focus in African policies.
Developing Urban Futures Conference Newspaper
The Developing Urban Futures conference newspaper documents new research on African cities carried out in the build-up to the Urban Age conference 2018 in Addis Ababa. The dynamics of growth and change of sub-Saharan African cities are presented alongside those of emerging cities in Asia and more mature urban centres of developed nations. Essays provide context and perspective on the challenges faced by developing cities. The event location, Addis Ababa, is explored in greater detail.Download PDF
Shaping Cities in an Urban Age
The Urban Age project has investigated urbanisation processes for over a decade, culminating in the book Shaping Cities in an Urban Age, edited by Ricky Burdett and Philipp Rode. This richly illustrated volume brings together authoritative research and fresh insights that explain the complexities of urbanisation. It identifies current trends that are making cities more fragmented, less equitable and environmentally more damaging, and argues powerfully for a more integrated social, environmental and spatial approach that can inform and inspire city-makers that are shaping an increasingly urban world. The book is the third and final instalment in the ‘Endless Cities’ series published by Phaidon. It can be ordered here:https://amzn.to/2BeAeUu
Co-designing the city: Architecture + Informal Intelligence
The newspaper is a result of the work developed during the urbanXchanger project in 2015/2016. Urban practitioners from Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Cape Town and New Delhi were paired up with partners from Berlin to collaborate with in order to push community initiatives forward. We invited Edwin Heathcote, architecture and design critic of the Financial Times, to write about the project. UrbanXchanger is now launched online as a web platform were you can download single documents of interest or a complete publication. The book has been edited by the project’s initiator Ute E. Weiland and curator Marcos L. Rosa.www.urbanxchanger.com
Handmade Urbanism, From Community Initiatives to Participatory Models
Handmade Urbanism showcases 15 exemplary projects from less favoured areas of five major cities in emerging countries, examining what potential these projects that were developed through community initiatives carry for the whole city's transformation process. Published by Jovis, 2013. NEW: Also available as an e-book!www.handmadeurbanism
The Endless City
The Urban Age project has been developed jointly by the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and LSE. This study of the phenomenon "city" in the age of the global community is based on specific findings from the metropolises of New York, Shanghai, London, Mexico City, Johannesburg and Berlin. Published by Phaidon Press, 10/2007.Order via Amazon
Living in the Endless City
The Urban Age project has been developed jointly by the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and LSE. This book documents the urban development of the cities Istanbul, Mumbai and São Paulo, and features essays and data on key issues in these cities, in addition to the six cities that were previously examined in "The Endless City", namely New York City, Shanghai, London, Mexico City, Johannesburg and Berlin. Published by Phaidon Press, 04/2011.Order via Amazon
Geopolitics are gaining new importance, especially with regard to the rise of China and Russia becoming stronger again. Moreover, geopolitical processes are increasingly playing out in the digital realm. The participants of the 4th Politikwerkstatt in Bonn discussed Germany’s interests and Europe’s role. The report sums up the discussion and results of the event. In German only.PDF download (German)
Frankfurt am Main
The report of the third Politikwerkstatt summarizes the discussion among the participants, who debated Germany’s interests in Europe with specific regard to the issues populism, digitalization and global order. In German language only.PDF download (German)
Bad news from Brussels? The media and the EU.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung published this opinion on the role of media for the perception of the EU by Dr. Claudia Huber. The publication was a contribution for the event "denkraum_medien: Dauerschleife europäische Krise – Wie steht es um die Verantwortung der Medien für Europa“. Claudia Huber is leading the project area Europe at Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. In German onlyPDF download (German)
Dresden: Civil dialogue on German interests in Europe
„Politikwerkstatt“ is an inclusive format that Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and DGAP are developing together. Like the first event, also the second Politikwerkstatt in Dresden involved new target groups in finding responses to issues that are all too frequently addressed solely by the political elite and think tanks. Politikwerkstatt fosters an intensive exchange among their participants and enable the development of new positions. No previous expertise is needed: During the event, the guests will be given an issue related update. The event report is available in German only.PDF download (German)
Study - Return to the politically abandoned
Since its publication in March 2018, the overwhelmingly positive reception of the study’s recommendations for action against the rightward shift in Germany has generated considerable interest. In order to bring the debate to the European level, Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft has supported the translation and publication of the study as well as the inclusion of a German-French comparative approach.
München – Ein Bürgerdialog über deutsche Interessen in Europa
Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and DGAP are currently working on an inclusive format that will involve new target groups in finding responses to issues that are all too frequently addressed solely by the political elite and think tanks. For instance, these could include regional stakeholders, such as local journalists or employees of chambers of industry and commerce, school principals or other disseminators from outside the political community. Politikwerkstatt fosters an intensive exchange among their participants and enable the development of new positions. No previous expertise is needed: During the event, the guests will be given an issue related update.PDF download (German)
Zwei Szenarien für Deutschlands Zukunft, 2016
Wie wird man im Jahr 2025 auf Angela Merkels Satz: "Wir schaffen das!" zurückblicken? Mit ExpertInnen aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft hat die Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft gemeinsam mit Z_punkt The Foresight Company hierzu Szenarien erarbeitet, die mögliche Zukünfte Deutschlands abbilden.PDF zum Download
Denk ich an Deutschland-Magazin, F.A.Z. 2014
"The Digital Creation". Encountering our beautiful but at the same time unsettling new living and working environments in the F.A.Z.'s magazine based on the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft's "Denk ich an Deutschland" ("When I think of Germany") conference.PDF download (German)
Denk ich an Deutschland-Magazin, F.A.Z. 2013
"Free elections" demanded protesters in 1953 in East Berlin. This magazine by the F.A.Z. addresses the difficulties surrounding elections, based on the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft's "Denk ich an Deutschland" ("When I think of Germany") conference.PDF download (German)
Think. Order. Form. Forwards.
A book publication by Siedler Verlag
Bold ideas for the future: In the current book release „Think. Order. Form. Forwards.“, leading contemporary thinkers perpetuate Alfred Herrhausen’s thoughts and thus introduce them into current discourses. Among others, the statesman and peace activist Mikhail Gorbachev, the international journalist Constanze Stelzenmüller, the Asia specialist Parag Khanna, the European researcher Ulrike Guérot, the economist Thomas Straubhaar, the passionate educational reformers Margret Rasfeld and Jamila Tressel as well as the artist Roman Lipski will be present. Alfred Herrhausen‘s ideas are turned into a starting point for a new way of thinking and inspire new debates without a time frame.
„Think. Order. Form. Forwards.“ published on 23 September 2019 by Siedler Verlag and is available in bookshops.
ONLY IN GERMAN.