Talk (in German): 09.12.2019, 7 pm

As part of the exhibition Letters to the Mayor: Berlin we will talk (in German) about “Land and Community” at the DAZ.

A land policy oriented to the common good, along with cooperative structures and participatory development processes, is the only way to ensure a sustainable and socially equitable turnaround in Berlin. For that, we need administrative practice and determined action on the part of politicians. At the DAZ, we’ll discuss how to encourage the emergence of socially and functionally mixed neighborhoods through participatory processes and how to facilitate the participation of people from different milieus in the development of their city. What innovative cooperations between property owners and other actors can be conceived for different purposes? What social, economic, and environmental criteria should dictate negotiation processes between investors and civil society? And why should the Berlin government demand development geared towards the public interest even of private land owners?

Discussion with:
Caro Baumann / Johannes Schele, morePlatz, Letter Writers, Letters to the Mayor: Berlin
Benita Braun-Feldweg, BDA Architect, bfstudio Architect, Letter Writer, Letters to the Mayor: Berlin
Julia Dahlhaus, BDA Architect, Chairperson of BDA Berlin
Florian Schmidt, District Councilor for Building, Planning and Facility Management in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Juliane Witt, District Councilor for Continuing Education, Culture, Social Affairs and Facility Management in Marzahn-Hellersdorf

Moderation: Dr. Thomas Welter, BDA Secretary General

The exhibition with letters to the Governing Mayor of Berlin on ideas and visions of the city is open from 5 p.m. and is on display until February 2, 2020.

Foto: Leon Lenk
Exhibition “Letters to the Mayor: Berlin” at DAZ