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Urban metropolises are a microcosm of all the big issues of our time: climate change, scarcity of resources, infrastructure, social justice and education. If you want to shape the future, you have to shape the cities - a task that we are helping to tackle with numerous projects and partners.

Urbanisation Projects

Further Information


Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft
Elisabeth Mansfeld

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The Urban Age Programme

The Urban Age Programme, jointly organised with the LSE Cities, is an international investigation of the spatial and social dynamics of cities centred on an annual conference, research initiative and publication. Since 2005, over ten conferences have been held in rapidly urbanising regions in Africa and Asia, as well as in mature urban regions in the Americas and Europe. As an event, the Urban Age catalyses the exchange of information, experiences and data across a global network of cities. The conferences operate as mobile laboratories, testing and sampling the social and physical characteristics of global cities through expert presentations and testimonials, research, site visits, mapping and informal information exchange. more


The book “Handmade Urbanism”, published by Marcos L. Rosa and Ute E. Weiland, is based on the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award. It is also available as an e-book from Jovis.

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