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Hamburg’s Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years

With many cities acknowledging the drawbacks of automobiles, car free options are starting to be seriously considered. South Koreans recently went without their cars for a month. In Cape Town, this UCT project considered the implications of a car-free Cape Town, and there are the ongoing talks about making Long Street a pedestrianised road. But how about a city vision for no cars? Hamburg has an ambitious plan to achieve a car free city within the next 20 years.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 48

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Hafen City

Cities Feature: Why aren’t some cities receiving the urban regeneration memo?

Alistair Mackay returns from Germany, with fresh insights on urban regeneration in the country, in particular in Hamburg. He looks at how this Germany city is doing more than just ticking the boxes of densification, development and urban improvement. He wonders why perhaps District 6 masterminds aren’t looking at things from this perspective.

Model of HafenCity. […]