June 25, 2013, 10am PDT
Last week, PlaceMaker Hazel Borys explored the comfortable charms of London. This week her whirlwind travelog continue with this study of Berlin's cultural clusters. Get your public space on!
June 20, 2013, 1pm PDT
Lost amid the protests and heavy-handed police response throughout Turkey is the original debate over the proposed reconstruction of an historic military barracks in Gezi Park. Feargus O’Sullivan says such debates are playing out across Europe.
June 18, 2013, 12pm PDT
Architects Christoph Ingenhoven, Meinhard von Gerkan and Pierre de Meuron, designers of three of Germany's most disastrous developments speak about their troubled projects and the damage inflicted on the status of architecture in the country.
March 21, 2013, 7am PDT
The variety of designs found in the Berlin subway's 173 stations imbibes each one with its own unique identity. Cataloging this 'underground art gallery' has been the mission of photographer Kate Seabrook.
November 15, 2012, 2pm PST
Airbnb connects travelers from around the world to unique rentable spaces. With the recent launch of a "Neighborhoods" feature, Airbnb has the potential to redirect tourist spending to often overlooked areas.
October 6, 2012, 5am PDT
An experiment in Germany engages kids to build micro-cities as playgrounds. The idea is coming to downtown Philadelphia.
September 10, 2012, 11am PDT
The no man's land once occupied by the Berlin Wall has been the focus of redevelopment efforts for nearly two and a half decades now. But the slow pace of rebuilding means the scars of the Cold War remain visible across the city's landscape.
June 25, 2012, 11am PDT
Tyler Falk reports on new data released by Facebook, mapping the top 5 "social landmarks" in 25 cities from Seoul to São Paulo.
June 14, 2012, 5am PDT
Dr. Ralf Brand and Dr. Sara Fregonese have studied how culturally ignorant design has intensified violence in areas of religious and ethnic division, while more sensitive plans have peacefully brought people from different backgrounds together.
May 25, 2012, 6am PDT
Daniel Michaels and Mary M. Lane recount the 16-year drama, now verging on farce, surrounding the delayed grand opening of Berlin's new airport.
May 3, 2012, 1pm PDT
Christine McLaren considers the history of urban housing in Berlin, and reveals a long-defunct program designed to address a problem faced by countless communities today.
April 13, 2012, 12pm PDT
An amusement park in East Berlin, abandoned for the past 11 years, will be reopened this year as a haven for public art, writes Julie Ma.
March 24, 2012, 9am PDT
The BMW Guggenheim Lab, a globe trotting think tank that landed in New York last year will not be making its next scheduled stop in Berlin due to threats, reports Phil Patton.
March 7, 2012, 10am PST
Chuck Wolfe outlines the importance of soundscapes to cities past, present and future, and describes efforts to both document urban sounds and use sound as a planning tool.
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.
September 14, 2011, 9am PDT
In Berlin and The Netherlands, crazy ideas of building mountains for recreational purposes are actually being entertained.
August 25, 2011, 12pm PDT
Plans are moving ahead to convert Berlin's Tempelhof airfield into the city's newest park.
August 13, 2011, 11am PDT
The Berlin Wall was constructed 50 years ago by Communist East Germany. Parts of the wall remain as a remembrance, but much of the area has been transformed into hip neighborhoods and parks.
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.
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.