The Berlin Reader

A Compendium on Urban Change and Activism

Edited by Matthias Bernt, Britta Grell, and Andrej Holm

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The Berlin Reader

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Pub Date: February 2014

ISBN: 9783837624786

280 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

The Berlin Reader

A Compendium on Urban Change and Activism

Edited by Matthias Bernt, Britta Grell, and Andrej Holm

Transcript-Verlag

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The Berlin Reader is an essential resource for anyone interested in urban development in one of the most interesting and important metropolises in Europe. It provides scholars, students, journalists, and visitors with a survey of essential discussions on the changes Berlin has experienced since the fall of the wall. It addresses inner city renewal, housing and the local economy, and gentrification and other urban conflicts. The anthology breaks new ground by offering non-German speakers insight into reunification's controversial debates and by addressing the mixed results of Berlin's urban transformation.

About the Author

Matthias Bernt works as a Senior Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (IRS) in Erkner. He has published widely on matters of gentrification, urban shrinkage, and local politics.

Britta Grell is a political scientist, lecturer and author, based in Berlin and focused on social policies and urban movements. She is an active member of INURA (International Network for Urban Research and Action).

Andrej Holm works at the Department of Urban and Regional Sociology at Berlin's Humboldt University. He is a well-known expert on the topic of housing and gentrification, and has published various books on the »Right to the City.«