The inner cities have been in a fundamental functional change for a long time. Corona has made this process more visible and accelerated. The longstanding crisis in the retail sector shows that attractive, lively city centers also require very different important functions. Functions that used to have a major impact on the image of city centers, but have gradually been displaced by retail. This includes living. The best guarantee for a future attractive and lively city center are the people who live there. At the same time, more and more people want to live (again) in a central, urban location. The increasing number of one-person households and the changed employment behavior and role understanding of some young families make the dense inner-city quarters particularly interesting as a place to live. But how can such wishes be realized in the face of rising real estate prices and rents? Is there any worthwhile potential at all (undeveloped land, parking lots and houses, former inner-city office, commercial and retail space) in the city center, especially for affordable housing?
The benefits of downtown living are evident, as are the barriers. The aim of the event is to jointly discuss the chances for the return of this short-term social function in the centers. It is worthwhile to look beyond what is known as the domestic border at interesting, exemplary and already implemented projects for the creation of living space in inner cities and to present and discuss future concept studies from the university sector.
November 4th, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the VHS Hannover
The guests are:
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Tim Riiniets, Institute for Design and Urban Development, Leibniz University Hannover (LUH)
Dipl.-Ing. Ricarda Pätzold, German Institute for Urban Studies (Difu), Berlin
Registration is required and can be done via VHS Hanover. Admission is free, admission is from 5:30 p.m.
According to the Corona regulation, the 3G rule applies.
A digital connection is possible.
An event of the Citizen’s Office for Urban Development Hannover eV
- Living in the city center: Bürgerbüro Stadtentwicklung Hannover eV