The Reeperbahn Festival – Europe’s most important meeting place for the music industry and related sectors – will also play host to questions about the future of the city.
Under the heading “Boden gutmachen – Stadtplanung für eine Musikmetropole” (Making up the ground – urban planning for a music metropolis), city representatives and residents ask themselves how the coexistence of creative, residential and commercial space can succeed in the future.
Hamburg’s developed land is scarce and expensive. Culturally-minded and creative people in particular make a valuable contribution to the identity of a city, but can no longer afford to live in it. Against this background, does urban development have to be rethought? Julia Erdmann says “JES!” and supports the demand for a reform of land law.
Is it still appropriate that land in our cities is almost exclusively privately traded? That the purchase and resale of land is almost tax-free? How should the cultivated land in our cities be allocated in the future? For Julia Erdmann, the solution lies in the formation of new urban communities: Alliances that form around properties, uses and themes that are made up of public, real estate and private actors. A community that ensures a lively city life in the long term. Neither top-down nor bottom-up, but from society’s centre.
Sound utopian? A socially just, co-creative use of city space is the foundation of all socialtecture.