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Hands-on Urbanism 1850–2012

Vom Recht auf Grün

The book presents the history and present of `Hands-on Urbanism´ - the return of nature to the city - in the form of case stories from around the world. The specific crisis of the city, which was decisive for the respective `Case Study´, is included.


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Embedded in this time-historical perspective, the individual case studies are presented by means of maps, city plans, historical and contemporary photographs, and plan representations newly taken for the exhibition.

In addition, excerpts from interviews with architects, urban planners, activists, artists, and architectural and urban researchers can be read, as well as the short exhibition texts that serve as basic introductions and brief descriptions.