Lead project

Urban Spatial Pioneers Between the Poles of ‘Bottom-Up’ and ‘Top-Down’

Research Department: Dynamics of Communication, Knowledge and Spatial Development

IRS Research Topic: Forms and Implications of Spatial Governance Shared Knowledge - Locally and Over Distance Research on Innovation Processes New Social Practices

Project Leader within IRS: Prof. Dr. Gabriela Christmann

Project Team: Gerhard Mahnken Kerstin Falk Dr. Petra Jähnke Dr. Anika Noack Dr. Anna Richter Tobias Schmidt

Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2014

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In modern societies, civil society actors from a variety of sectors attempt to influence transformation processes in urban districts with special development needs. They do this by drawing on their forms of knowledge, interpretations of space, logics and interests. In many cases, this leads to conflicts with actors pursuing divergent goals and visions. The Lead Project of the department is focused on the dynamics and courses of conflicts between spatial pioneers from civil society and decision makers (governing authorities, political and business representatives). It examines the negotiation of interests, the logics of action and the stock of spatial knowledge held by involved actors. Furthermore, it builds on the empirical knowledge gained in the preceding Lead Projekt (on Berlin-Moabit and Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg) and includes research into two further neighbourhoods in socially disadvantaged districts in Bremerhaven-Lehe and Halle-Freiimfelde.

Publications

Christmann, G. (2014). Social Entrepreneurs on the Periphery: Uncovering Emerging Pioneers of Regional Development. disP: The Planning Review, 50(1), 43-55. DOI: 10.1080/02513625.2014.926725
Noack, A., & Schmidt, T. (2013). Narrating Networks: A Narrative Approach of Relational Data Collection. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 100, 80-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.10.701
Christmann, G. (2012). Stadtteilentwicklung "von unten"? Über die Aktivitäten von Raumpionieren in sozial benachteiligten Stadtquartieren. In Internationale Bauausstellung Hamburg (Ed.), Metropole: Zivilgesellschaft Metropolis: Civil Society (pp. 162-171). (IBA_Hamburg - Entwürfe für die Zukunft der Metropole; No. 6). Berlin: Jovis.
Noack, A., & Schmidt, T. (2013). Netzwerk und Narration: Erfahrungen mit der computergestützten Erhebung qualitativer Egonetzwerke. In M. Schönhuth, M. Gamper, M. Kronenwett, & M. Stark (Eds.), Visuelle Netzwerkforschung: Qualitative, quantitative und partizipative Zugänge (pp. 81-97). Bielefeld: Transcript.
Christmann, G. (2014). Investigating Spatial Transformation Processes: An Ethnographic Discourse Analysis in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods. Historical Social Research, 39(2), 235-256. DOI: 10.12759/hsr.39.2014.2.235-256
Kusenbach, M., & Christmann, G. (2013). Understanding Hurricane Vulnerability: Lessons from Mobile Home Communities. In N. Kapucu, C. V. Hawkins, & F. I. Rivera (Eds.), Disaster Resiliency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 61-82). New York ; London: Routledge.
Christmann, G. (2013). Aktive ländliche Öffentlichkeit braucht regionale Vermittler. LandInForm , (3), 14-15.
Christmann, G., Balgar, K., & Mahlkow, N. (2015). Zur sozialwissenschaftlichen Konzeption von Vulnerabilität und Resilienz: Konzeptionelle Überlegungen und empirische Betrachtungen am Beispiel von Städten. In M. Endreß, & A. Maurer (Eds.), Resilienz im Sozialen: Theoretische und empirische Analysen (pp. 123-149). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Christmann, G. (2013). Belonging and Home: The Perspective of Urban Pioneers in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods. In M. Kusenbach, & K. E. Paulsen (Eds.), Home: International perspectives on culture, identity, and belonging (pp. 269-291). Frankfurt (Main): PL Acad. Research.
Christmann, G. (2012). Entwicklungsimpulse durch Raumpioniere. Ländlicher Raum, 63(3), 20-22.
Christmann, G. (2018). Städtische Raumpioniere, kommunikative Figurationen und Raum(re)konstruktionen in Quartieren. In A. Hepp, S. Kubitschko, & I. Marszolek (Eds.), Die mediatisierte Stadt: Kommunikative Figurationen des urbanen Zusammenlebens (pp. 121-138). (Medien - Kultur - Kommunikation). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-20323-8_7
Christmann, G. Herausforderungen und Innovationen in Städten: Dokumentation des Workshops Selbstbild und urbanes Potential: Wie Städte neue Wege gehen 17. Oktober 2019, Schader-Forum Darmstadt (S. 13-16)