Event // Self Made City – Mechanisms of Alternative Development

An international look at the synergies between self-initiated development and urban planning policy.

13 June 2015, 3pm

SELF MADE CITY focuses on the architectural and urban qualities self-initiated development and how these can be transferred as principles to new projects in the conditions of other cities. How can new processes in architectural production contribute to a sustainable urban development and which policy adjustments enable new typologies and hybrid programs?

Impulse lectures by: Ute Weiland, Dep. Director of the Alfred Herrhausen Society, International Forum of the Deutsche Bank: On synergies between governance and self-initiated, alternative development and the effects on the neighborhood – an international view point, Paola Alfaro d´Alencon, TU Berlin Urban Research and Design Laboratory: on Ephemere Development, initiatives and their short and longer-term effects – a look at three case studies, Prof. Irena Baumann, Bauman Lyons Architects, University of Sheffield, UK: On Retrofitting Neighbourhoods: Small Blueprints Big Transformation, Sam Brown, Researcher – NaCSBA Research & Development Programme, UK: On Collective Custom Build, Right to Build legislation the goals of the Urban Room policy; Tina Saaby, City Architect at Copenhagen Municipality: On Strategic Urbanism; Tuukka Linnas, architect, Kalasatama and Malmi Project, Helsinki City Planning Department, Finnland: “Learning from Berlin – Creating Possibilities for Co-Housing in Kalasatama, Helsinki”; Dr. Klaus Boemer, Managing Director of Gewobag EB (Berlin): On how alternative models can work for large scale, mixed-use developments—example of the Eckwerk, Holzmarkt, Berlin; Florian Koehl, Architect and initiator of Berlin Baugruppen Projects: On parameters for the future of Baugruppen.


You can also find at the following link, short bio’s about the SMC Speakers.


‘SELF MADE CITY – Mechanisms of Alternative Urban Development’ as part of the MakeCity Festival.


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