SpringerBriefs in Geography

Potsdamer Platz

The Reshaping of Berlin

Authors: Nowobilska, Małgorzata, Zaman, Quazi Mahtab

  • Poses key issues in the debate over the remaking of Berlin
  • Suggests and repositions the ways in which a city can be evaluated
  • Unfolds the steps and processes involved in various strategic interventions
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The redesign of Potsdamer Platz depicts the struggle to revive Berlin, Germany. This central and highly visible square has undergone a series of strategic revisions to restore its vitality and so to meet place-enhancing objectives. Specifically, the book critically addresses the challenging tasks of restoring Potsdamer Platz from a state of disintegration to a condition worthy of a world-class city, although the questions remain unanswered as to how far the objectives have been achieved. The book enables readers to become familiar with the various stages of transformation, aided by the authors’ hand-drawn illustration – a series of sketches accompanied by narrations focusing on how to critically read ‘cities in transformation’. As a whole, it presents an overview of the strategic process of urban regeneration. The findings from this theoretical exploration help reposition our understanding of the process of re-making a ‘city in decay and transition’; and introduces new strands of regeneration ideologies, politics and methods.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Stage 1: –1945 (Flourishing)

    Nowobilska, Małgorzata (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Stage 2: 1945–1989 (Hibernation)

    Nowobilska, Małgorzata (et al.)

    Pages 7-12

  • Stage 3: 1989–2000 (Awakening)

    Nowobilska, Małgorzata (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Stage 4: 2000– (Belonging)

    Nowobilska, Małgorzata (et al.)

    Pages 25-38

  • Summary: History in the Making

    Nowobilska, Malgorzata (et al.)

    Pages 39-42

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02928-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02927-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Potsdamer Platz
Book Subtitle
The Reshaping of Berlin
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02928-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02928-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-02927-6
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 47
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations
Topics