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Title:Politics of 'The Other' in the Global Neighborhood: The Role of Culture, Commodification, and Symbolic Space in Kreuzberg, Berlin
Author(s):Kursman, Jessica
Contributor(s):Greenlee, Andrew
Subject(s):Community identity
Neighborhood change
Geographic Coverage:Kreuzberg, Berlin
Abstract:The perception and strength of attachment to community influences how residents perceive neighborhood change in respect to themselves and their neighbors. The focus of this study identified several central components of neighborhood change in Kreuzberg, Berlin and investigated resident reactions in order to gauge how communities cope with changing conditions in shared spaces. The ultimate aim of this research was to ascertain how the preservation and creation of equal opportunity and a right to the city can coexist in relation to disparate perceptions of community identity. It was determined that lack of communication and education about why change occurs in neighborhoods creates an urgency for those residents that are most affected to organize for resiliency against social and economic instability. The following stories indicate the essential need for dialogue within shared space in order to proactively plan for healthy, inclusive, and pluralistic communities.
Issue Date:2014
Series/Report:MUP Capstone
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-10-03

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