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Pirmasens – the shoe city

    challenges The recent history of the city of Pirmasens is closely linked to the development of the footwear industry in Germany: Emerging from necessity – after the withdrawal of the garrison of Landgrave Louis IX. In the 18th century – the production of shoes developed from the utilization of the old uniforms. In […]

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Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg – District of a port city

    challenges Wilhelmsburg, located between Hamburg city center and southern Harburg, is a shrinking district in the growing city of Hamburg. Wilhelmsburg is located on a marsh island in the Elbe, on which up to the 19th century mainly agriculture was operated. With the establishment of the free port in 1888 began the industrialization […]

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Stadtumbau West – currently 2/2003

In “Stadtumbau West – aktuell”, the research agency reports three to four times a year on current developments in the ExWoSt research field Urban Redevelopment West. NEWS FROM RESEARCH Promotion of five further pilot projects The ExWoSt research field “Urban Redevelopment West” was launched in 2002 with financial support from the federal government amounting to […]