- An example from the Munich Region: Expansion + Densification = shrinking space?   click here to open paper contentno file
by    Albers, Gerd & Bernard, Uli & Didier Vancutsem, Stefan Reiss-Schmidt | dvancutsem@compuserve.com   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
Short Outline
Information on procedures how to deal with conflicts between sustanability and economic demands.
In number of cases primarelly Munich and Dresden show that the new technology -foothloose in theory- seaks in reality attractive and renowned real cities with urban qualities.
Examples of Munich international airport, Biotechnology site Munich Martinsried, Region of Dresden with Infineon, Siemens, Volkswagen, evtl. Bonn Telekom
The Case Study shows how the relocation of important urban function offers the opportunity to restructure the urban pattern by attributing new uses for ''brownfields'' produced by the process of expansion.
In many other places, however, such ''brownfields'' are rather the products of decay, of shrinking uses. Thus, the issues brought up by the case study are of a general character and will gain considerable weight in the type of cities which may soon be dominant in many parts of Europe: the city with a shrinking number of inhabitants.
The case study demonstrates that increasing per-capita consumption of space for building and transportation -against all arguments for sustainable development- may offset the loss of inhabitants at least for some time. A central task for future planning is here to achieve a more sustainable pattern of uses in the city.
-, ,
click here to open paper content  Click to open the full paper as pdf document
click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper  Click to send an email to the author(s) of this paper