Key findings from group 2: Marzahn. Runaway or a new hope

Article published on Oct. 23, 2007
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Article published on Oct. 23, 2007
Demographic change is a visible fact in Berlin, especially in the district of Marzahn. From socialist "sleeping room" it turned to quarter of shrinking population after the 1990´s transformation. Demographic change is related to spatial changes. Shrinking population is one of the demographic processes which can be observed on the local level.
Shrinking population generates:

Competition between districts and regions Oversupply of housing in not attractive city environments The dilemma of sustainability of those areas Opportunity in terms of environment and the quality of life Challenge for social cohesion and urban development Challenge to find new forms of participation for the neighbours