What can creative impulses do for disadvantaged neighbourhoods?


BUWOG – Meermann GmbH

Project period

January 2013 — March 2014


Location analysis, Urban Mapping, Strategy consulting

Working method

Mapping, Interviews, Field survey


Development scenarios

Our expertise

Urban transformation


Belius GmbH



Study report
Weather map of Brunnenviertel
Multiplicities / Belius GmbH
Weather map of Brunnenviertel

Creative impulses for disadvantaged neighbourhoods

Multiplicities, together with Belius GmbH, presents an expertise on neighbourhood development in the Brunnenviertel (Berlin). It addresses creativity as a potential for inner-city development and presents a mapping of development opportunities through new forms of utilisation and social forms in Berlin’s Brunnenviertel. The study not only contains a comprehensive analysis of Brunnenviertel in the Berlin district of Wedding, but also identifies potentials, obstacles and weaknesses and condenses them into recommendations for action.

A comprehensive mapping of the existing spatial resources, institutions, actors and clusters of creative and knowledge-intensive enterprises in the neighbourhood made it possible to develop promising strategies for location development on a small-scale level. Key results of the study show how current urban utilisation practices, such as urban gardening, the establishment of co-working spaces and cultural festivals, contribute positively to the development of the neighbourhood. Such practices can be promoted through networking, the provision of space or increased visibility, for example, and thus serve as an integral part of neighbourhood development in the long term.

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