A mapping of development opportunities is introduced to Berlin’s Brunnenviertel in which creativity, in combination with new forms of use and new social forms, marks a potential source of inner-city development.
The study not only contains a comprehensive analysis of the Brunnenviertel in Berlin's Wedding district, but also identifies potentials, obstacles and weaknesses and compiles recommendations for action. Complex dynamics of the creative economy and knowledge-intensive companies are summarised in an understandable form and their potential for successful location development is illustrated. A comprehensive mapping of the existing spatial resources, institutions, actors and clusters of creative and knowledge-intensive companies in the neighbourhood enabled the development of promising strategies for small-scale location development.
Key findings of the study show how current urban utilisation practices such as urban gardening, the establishment of co-working spaces and cultural festivals are having a positive impact on the development of the neighbourhood. Such practices can be promoted through networking, providing space or increasing visibility and thus serve as an integral part of neighbourhood development in the long term. The report also serves as an inspiration for the implementation of concrete measures by spelling out the possibilities of various urban interventions, citizen participation and marketing strategies.
Local development through knowledge transfer
Students of the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW) collaborate with regional companies to solve concerns of the enterprises in innovation workshops.
Client: Hochschule Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin, finanziert durch die IHK Berlin
New (work) spaces for innovation in rural areas
Multiplicities and Belius GmbH initiate a transformation of technology and business incubators in the counties of Rendsburg and Plön (region of Kiel).
Client: Wirtschaftsförderung der Landkreise Rendsburg-Eckernförder und Plön