January 13, 2012, 7am PST
Spiegel Online has published rarely seen photos of Berlin just a few months after the end of World War Two, depicting the massive destruction of the city.
December 13, 2011, 5am PST
A German led initiative called 'Desertec,' aims to provide 15% of Europe's electricity by 2050 through a vast network of solar and wind farms stretching right across the MENA region and connecting to Europe via direct current transmission cables.
October 5, 2011, 12pm PDT
Richard Florida ranks countries based on the proportion of workers in the 'creative class.' He ranks the U.S. 27th in the world, trailing a top ten including Singapore, the Netherlands, Australia, Germany and Switzerland.
August 25, 2011, 12pm PDT
Plans are moving ahead to convert Berlin's Tempelhof airfield into the city's newest park.
August 11, 2011, 11am PDT
Freiburg, Germany has become a stunning model of sustainability, thanks in part to Wulf Daseking, the city's Head of Urban Planning since 1984. Sven Eberlein vists Daseking in Freiberg for this interview.
August 4, 2011, 11am PDT
The population of children in Germany continues to fall, and those that exist are increasingly in poverty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 20, 2010, 5am PDT
Millions of Germans this weekend closed off a 40-mile stretch of autobahn for a banquet and party.