European Urban Renewal Policy: Facing Contradictory Spatial Developments by Arvid Krüger, Lecturer/ Researcher, Architecture & Urbanism Bauhaus Univ. Weimar, Germany
European Urbanism is often held up as a superior example to the sprawling, suburban-oriented way of life in the United States. Urban planners point to more compact and less car-dependent cities that offer a greater variety of housing and transport options for its residents. But the ongoing task of planning for livable and sustainable cities is facing many socioeconomic and political challenges across Europe as well, with often very mixed outcomes. In this guest lecture, German planning academic and practitioner Arvid Krüger will present examples from his ongoing dissertation research.