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1 new evidence on different types of gateways and their future role
Regiopolregion Rostock new evidence on different types of gateways and their future role 2 Slim introduction: who we are, were we come from, what we aim to be?
Regiopolregion Rostock new evidence on different types of gateways and their future role 3 Slim introduction: who we are, were we come from, what we are aim to be? 1945: change from the Nazi model city (and community) for soviet socialist model town and community 1989 – app change into prospering post industrial and post socialist city and com- munity at Baltic Sea. First trys of self deter- med development strategy and its imple- mentation since 1933
Regiopolregion Rostock new evidence on different types of gateways and their future role 4 Main problems and problem solving strategies of the 1990ies value chaos - constitutional democrathy and freedom to choose own life style traffic chaos – rapid modernization of public transport infrastructure housing shortage – controlled suburbanisation, prioritised re urbanisation polluted and plagued nature – ecological renew, finger wise settlement axis and green areas, re natuartion of military areas, new municipal heating system, brown coal to gas heating, privatisation of water supply to be able to modernize all soon (re municipali- sation) un prepared and un protected market access of local industry, apruptly break-down of commecon and East German market – job and qualification programms, improvement of entrepreneurship, city owned enterprizes, rapid and prioritised designation and opening up of industrial and commercial (touristical) areas at local and regional scale
Regiopolregion Rostock new evidence on different types of gateways and their future role 5 Main problems and problem solving strategies of the 1990ies apruptly change from central state policy into federal policy, municipal autonomny and competition between cities and regions – active co operation with new ministeries, EU, 1991 international workshop about Rostock´s future in BSR, 1991 general principles and guidelines Rostock (update 1999 and 2012), 1993 foundation of regional planning association, 1994 Union of Baltic Cities, VASAB and Baltic 2020 strategy; lobbying the pro Berlin capital decision… lack of maintenance of heritage Inner City as well slab constructed quarters – 160 ha urban renewal destrict in Inner City since 1990, river waterfront orientation of Inner City, completation and modernisation of Le Corbusier slab quarters in model like way… emigration of top performers, immigration of to much fortune seekers - focussed orientation to research and development and related jobs, also qualified services and handcraft, strenghtening of soft location factors… clarification of ownership – balanced privatisation and re municipalisation, public competetion between “old owners” and local investors, public-private-partner-ships..
Regiopolregion Rostock 6 new evidence on different types of gateways and their future role Gateway City Rostock seen as transport and as transition. The Valley of Tears of the 1990ies has been passed, long term strategies bring results; what happens next? Let's wait for an answer, or let´s communicate what to do? Since end of 1990ies: Stabilisation and self determed own aims
Stabilisation and self determed own aims Regiopolregion Rostock 7 new evidence on different types of gateways and their future role Federal state development program, city council Rostock, regional planning association board decided formal, to use the Regipolis-approach for Rostock and its region or catchment area; county citizens decided to name themselves „Landkreis Rostock“ Stabilisation and self determed own aims and development
Regiopolregion Rostock 8 whats a regiopolis ? first thoughts According to the concept a “Regiopolis” is a medium sized city, with usually more than inhabitants, a number of metropolitan functions, but outside a metropolitan area. Key characteristics of a “regiopolis” are: a high quality physical infrastructure and good accessibility important economic core within its rural suburban zone (location of global players or/and hidden champions) the cultural, educational and innovative heart of its surrounding The “regiopolregion” emphasizes the importance of cooperation between the “regiopolis” as the dynamic core and its surrounding municipalities for joint regional development. Its also a brand, imlying high complexe urban qualities.
Regiopolregion Rostock 9 What happens ? State of the art in Germany 2006: lounch of the Regiopolis approch by Prof. Ahring and Prof. Reuter (Kassel) 2007: regional task force 2008: regional conference about Regiopolis Rostock 2009: first national conference about regiopolis cities in Germany, federal states parliament decision about Regiopolis Rostock 2010: spatial development ministers decide about integration of term Regiopolis in their category system 2012/13: city councils decision „Regiopole Rostock“; county „Rostock“, regional office „Regiopolis Rostock“ (2 staffs) Currently: a) stakeholder participation in process of updating of central states spatial development mission and guidelines, mentioning „Regiopolis“ b) foundation of a German regiopolis city network (Rostock, Paderborn, Trier, Erfurt)
Regiopolregion Rostock 10 What does Regiopolis suggest for ESPON? Are the metropolitan cities in future the main anchors and motors of regional development ? Is already the brand “metropolitan city/region” enough to be metropolitan? Are regional metropolis/Oberzentrum between app. 30 – inhabitands practicale for professional planning and development matters, good enough defined ? are our theoretical and empirical knowledge about settlement and city-systems enough for the future ? how regional urban centres (fare from a metropolitan area) disseminated in Europe? which levels and qualities of urban centres in Europe are needed for planning and development ? how to make EU policy via well defined urban development centres more efficient? how to combine EU policy with national compensation and local urban development policy ?
Regiopolregion Rostock 11 Speaker: Dr. Andreas Schubert Further contacts: Team: