Zwischen Pioniernutzung und Landraub

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2014 hatte die mit uns befreundete Landrechtsorganisation 596 Acres an der New Yorker „New School“ ein Symposium zu Aneignung von Freiräume organisiert. Unter dem Titel „Turning Vacant Acres into Community Resources“ waren Forschende und AktivistInnen aus den gesamten USA  und 4 internationale Praxisbeispiele zusammengekommen, um sich über Strategien der Nutzung öffentlicher Flächen auszutauschen. Die Ergebnisse des Symposiums sind jetzt in der Sondernummer Urban Vacant Land and Community Access des Fachmagazins Cities and the Environment veröffentlicht worden (Inhaltsverzeichnis s.u.). Der Beitrag zur Bodenpolitik in Berlin am Beispiel des Prinzessinnengarten findet sich hier:  Urban Agriculture between Pioneer Use and Urban Land Grabbing: The Case of “Prinzessinnengarten” Berlin (Marco Clausen) PDF

Zusammenfassend heisst es:

Conclusion: The experience of Prinzessinnengarten suggest that cities can learn from the experimental activities that develop outside of “business as usual” planning and development. These experimental activities are important because they both address contemporary issues and anticipate future economic, social, and ecological challenges. Tomorrows Possibilities grow in the gaps of conventional planning processes, nurtured by social desires and needs. At the same time, there is the danger that these places, the movements they represent, and as well the visions, narratives and terms they create will be appropriated by the process of transforming commons into commodities, alternatives into lifestyles and poor neighborhoods into gentrified areas. Recognizing this risk and conscientiously protecting the principles guiding the development of community driven projects like ours, is an important aspect of the work of those who advocate for the transformation of public spaces into open and free urban commons


Weitere Beiträge

Editor’s Introduction

Special Topic Articles: Urban Vacant Land and Community Access

Practitioner Notes