Potsdamer Platz

The Reshaping of Berlin

  • Malgorzata Nowobilska
  • Quazi Mahtab Zaman

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Małgorzata Nowobilska, Quazi Mahtab Zaman
    Pages 1-6
  3. Małgorzata Nowobilska, Quazi Mahtab Zaman
    Pages 7-12
  4. Małgorzata Nowobilska, Quazi Mahtab Zaman
    Pages 13-24
  5. Małgorzata Nowobilska, Quazi Mahtab Zaman
    Pages 25-38
  6. Malgorzata Nowobilska, Quazi Mahtab Zaman
    Pages 39-42
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 43-47

About this book

Introduction

The redesign of Potsdamer Platz is a chief example of 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 meet place-enhancing objectives. Specifically, the book critically addresses the challenging task 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’. In sum, 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 degraded city and the parallel fresh regeneration ideologies and methods.

Keywords

Berlin Redevelopement City Regeneration City Transformation City Transition Place Making Place Marketing Urban Politics Urban Sense of Place World City Order

Authors and affiliations

  • Malgorzata Nowobilska
    • 1
  • Quazi Mahtab Zaman
    • 2
  1. 1.Scott Sutherland School of ArchitectureRobert Gordon UniversityAberdeenUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Scott Sutherland School of ArchitectureRobert Gordon UniversityAberdeenUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02928-3
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02927-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02928-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4165
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4173
  • About this book