Germany

August 4, 2011, 11am PDT
The population of children in Germany continues to fall, and those that exist are increasingly in poverty.
Der Spiegel
July 13, 2011, 12pm PDT
HafenCity, a neighborhood in the Hamburg docklands, is sprouting into a model redevelopment project by caring for the human element and adapting the port's cultural history into the physical landscape.
Mother Nature Network
June 10, 2011, 9am PDT
A never-completed nuclear reactor in Germany is being converted into an amusement park. The project has been years in the works, and is still only partially converted.
Der Spiegel
May 15, 2011, 9am PDT
Rural areas in Germany are seeing major declines in population. Some worry that these declining villages and towns are being left by the wayside as the nation heads towards urban centers.
Der Spiegel
March 22, 2011, 9am PDT
Officials in Hamburg, Germany are considering a plan to build an aerial tram connecting two of the city's popular neighborhoods.
Der Spiegel
March 12, 2011, 5am PST
As a Berlin neighborhood gains favor among foreign tourists, locals are fighting to preserve their community's charm and identity.
Der Spiegel
December 30, 2010, 5am PST
An air hangar in Germany has been converted into a massive waterpark, which some see as the possible beginning of a trend in adaptive reuse of these types of facilities.
Air & Space
December 2, 2010, 7am PST
Since reunification in 1989, many East German cities have been devastated by failing economies and population loss. The Germans, therefore, have a leg up on management strategies for failing cities. Doreen Ritzau takes a tour.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 14, 2010, 7am PST
This photo slideshow from <em>Places</em> offers a look at the city of Berlin and the fast pace of change underway there.
Places
October 12, 2010, 8am PDT
Germany's Ruhr region, a former coal and steel powerhouse that fell into decline, has shown major improvements in recent years, offering hope for other post-industrial cities.
Citiwire
August 31, 2010, 6am PDT
Six finalists have been chosen in a bid to redesign Berlin's decommissioned Tempelhof Airport. The airport is currently open as a park, but the city wants a more formal redesign.
Der Spiegel
August 27, 2010, 11am PDT
The new HafenCity district under construction in Hamburg, Germany, is one of the largest urban developments underway today. Some worry that its newness and bigness aren't prime conditions for harboring neighborliness.
Der Spiegel
July 22, 2010, 8am PDT
An ambitious new mixed use district is gradually opening along the Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany. The project is huge in scope, expanding the city center by nearly 40%, and not expected to finish for more than a decade.
The New York Times
July 20, 2010, 11am PDT
Decommissioned Tempelhof Airport in Berlin had been the subject of grand plans for reusing the massive space for the last two years. But with little money in city coffers, officials decided to simply open it to the public as-is.
Los Angeles Times
July 20, 2010, 5am PDT
Millions of Germans this weekend closed off a 40-mile stretch of autobahn for a banquet and party.
BBC
May 31, 2010, 11am PDT
Emigration is up and the birth rate is dropping in Germany, where people are starting to worry about what a shrinking and aging population will mean for the country's future.
Der Spiegel
April 19, 2010, 6am PDT
Small German towns that had sold off their energy utilities to large corporations in the 1990s are trying to buy them back. They want to be back in on the lucrative energy market, but have large and formidable opponents.
Der Spiegel
April 2, 2010, 5am PDT
A German homeowner is frustrated with the traffic in his neighborhood, so he designs and installs his own speed bump for his street. While there are no English subtitles, the pictures and sounds illustrate the directions and results all too well.
YouTube
February 2, 2010, 10am PST
Birth rates are dropping across Europe, and some cities are on the verge of collapse because of it. Exhibit A: Hoyerswerda, Germany.
Guardian
January 9, 2010, 9am PST
A new manifesto is being circulated in Hamburg, Germany, where city officials have used the concept of the "creative class" to rebrand the city and lure in creative people. The resulting gentrification of the city has many locals upset.
Der Spiegel