As laboratories for the future and experimental locations for architectural and social developments, metropolises must face complicated challenges by constantly re-inventing themselves. Complex and dynamic spheres of influence permeate major cities and necessitate communication, critical-constructive modes of thinking, processes for negotiation, and suggestions for solutions. Using unconventional specialized topics, the series Perspectives in Metropolitan Research explores these developments. Each topic is discussed in a process oriented manner, which is supplemented by considerations for taking action.
Perspectives in Metropolitan Research is a joint project of the Hafen City University Hamburg [HCU] and the foundation ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. The seriesís focus reflects the disciplinary collaboration and intellectual approach found at the HCU. The volumes focus on subject matter that reflects the planned, built, surveyed, and lived surroundings and connects these with their social, economic, political, and cultural aspects. The series will release one volume yearly with rotating guest editors.