Urban future-making: Raum-zeitliche Widersprüche in der Aushandlung städtischer Zukünfte

Conference: Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Frankfurt, 19–23 September 2023

Organizers: Monika Grubbauer (HafenCity University Hamburg), Katharina Manderscheid (University of Hamburg), Lucas Pohl (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Urban areas have become crucial sites where aspired pathways towards desirable futures are imagined, forecasted, and variably negotiated. This involves a diverse group of actors, operating in public administration, the private sector, and in civil society initiatives, who assume the role of future-makers. Their actions are shaped by fundamental tensions: demands for transformative change clash with maintenance requirements and the slow implementation of necessary measures; moreover, short-term experiments are in stark contrast with the time horizons of climate change. The panel sought to analyse the spatial and temporal contradictions which currently characterize the actions and strategies of urban future-making.

Image © Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geographie (DKG).
Image © Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geographie (DKG).

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