Hamburg rethinks industrial inner city

Hamburg rethinks industrial inner city
Hamburg rethinks industrial inner city

Hamburg rethinks industrial inner city

Hamburg, Germany is investing billions of dollars in hopes of becoming a global leader in urban design. Europe’s largest urban development project, the HafenCity, is expanding the city center of Hamburg, Germany by forty percent with mixed-use design on former brown fields along the Elbe River. HafenCity combines residential development with stores, parks, a school, and offices. The seven-year project is transforming an inner city island marked by waste dumps, industrial zones and public housing into vibrant and sustainable community living. HafenCity's CEO, Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg, joins us to discuss the project. (Photo: Flickr/Chris_Hortsch)