URBAN PLANNING IN BONN WALK THROUGH THE ALTSTADT Every spring, dozens of Japenese cherry trees along the streets of the old quarter "Altstadt" bloom and attract tourists from all over the world.
WALK THROUGH THE ALTSTADT
Every spring, dozens of Japenese cherry trees along the streets of the old quarter "Altstadt" bloom and attract tourists from all over the world. This was not always the case - back in the 70s this particular area was quite run down.
With around 9000 residents, the north part of Bonn is the most densely populated area of Bonn. In the 60s and 70s this area was severely burdened with heavy traffic and urban development defects. This district was redesigned after a detailed framework plan was set up during the 80s and 90s. The quarter was traffic calmed and redesigned. Green spaces and playgrounds were created, entire facades restored and gloomy backyards transformed into green oases. Interestingly it was hard work getting the approval of the local residents for this structural changes. For many years Brigitte Denkel worked for the urban planning department of Stadt Bonn and was responsible for the planning process in this district. She will talk on this guided walk about the measures that were taken to improve the quality of life in this particular area with the integration of local residents into this process.
Dozentin: Brigitte Denkel
(Donnerstag) 16:00 - 18:00
Berliner Platz 2, 53103 Bonn