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Publication Change and values in the European town and city

Successful development of the building stock
27 years of the protection of urban architectural heritage

Cover: Change and values in the European town and city

Editor: BMI Series: Individual publication Published: July 2018 Language: German / English

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European cities have always been places of communication and shared life. These characteristics of the European city are particularly reflected in the building structure, which has evolved over centuries. Every city has developed individually in this context and has taken different steps in development.

However, these development steps have not been completed. The cities are subject to continuous change. In order to guide this change actively, one must not neglect or forget the consideration of the building stock. Through the urban development assistance programme "Protection of Urban Architectural Heritage" change takes place in accordance with the development of the building stock. The joint consideration of the protection of urban architectural heritage and urban development is a factor of success of the programme.

In the first part of the publication the history as well as the further development of urban development assistance and the design of the programme "Protection of Urban Architectural Heritage" in terms of content are presented in specialist articles. The second part of the publication provides a survey of the work of the programme with 18 practical examples.

In the framework of the European Year of the Cultural Heritage 2018 this publication is supposed to inform the general public, also in other European countries, about the approach towards urban development assistance in the Federal Republic of Germany as well as about the programme "Protection of Urban Architectural Heritage" as an instrument of integrated urban development.

Publisher
Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI), Berlin
Department SW I 6 – Architectural Culture, Protection of Urban Architectural Heritage

Scientific Support
Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR)
within the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR), Bonn
Department I 7 – Architectural Culture, Protection of Urban Architectural Heritage

Content Team
Anke Michaelis-Winter, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI)
Christoph Vennemann, Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR)
Irina Barke, Hathumar Drost, Christiane Rhede-Bauers, complan Kommunalberatung GmbH, Potsdam
Michael Bräuer, Rostock

Research and conservation in action texts
Irina Barke and Christiane Rhede-Bauers


Content

Foreword
Introduction

  • Changing Values in Urban Planning - From Reconstruction to Urban Renewal
  • Between Prefabs and Heritage Preservation - Phases of Urban Development in East Germany
  • Good Developments - Urban Development Support in Germany
  • Well Invested - Urban Development Support in Germany Since 1990
  • Shoulder to Shoulder with Municipalities - The National/Federal-State Programme for the Protection of Urban Architectural Heritage

Urban Structure

  • Urbanism and Historical Complexity
  • Görlitz – The Grown Town
  • Regensburg – The Authentic Town
  • Dresden, Hellerau Garden City – The Idea-Led City

Building Stock in need

  • Small Towns, Heavy Lifting – The Need for New Ideas and Instruments
  • Hanseatic Town of Stralsund – Together for the Old Town
  • Monschau – Conservation as a Long-Term Responsibility
  • Weissenfels – Proactive Handling of Townscape-Defining Buildings

Open Space

  • Change and Stability
  • Hanseatic Town of Warburg – An Accessible Town Core
  • Dortmund, Kokerei Hansa – Living Industrial Culture
  • Leipzig – Revitalisation of Rivers and Waterfronts

Urban Life

  • The Town and City as a Space for Resonance
  • Wittstock/Dosse – Public Institutions Strengthen the Historic Old Town
  • Bad Langensalza – An Active Town Centre
  • Wangen im Allgäu – Quality of Life and Leisure in the Old Town

Housing

  • Historic Urban Neighborhoods as Attractive Homes
  • Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Dulsberg Housing Estate – A Successful Model for 100 Years
  • Berlin, Rosenthaler Vorstadt – Subsidies for Privately Owned Residential Buildings
  • Hanseatic and University City of Rostock – Hornscher Hof

Urban Identity

  • Protecting the Invisible
  • Andernach – The Edible Town
  • Erfurt, Andreasviertel – Residents Save the Old Town
  • Intercommunal Working Groups in North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg

Future Outlook

  • Challenges for the European Town and City and the Protection of Urban Architectural Heritage

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