Tubingen's Mayor For Building and Development Cord Soehlke Discusses Small-Scaled, Mixed, Diverse: The Tubingen Way Of Urban Development

This event was held on June 13, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Learn more about our German Sister City! A strong connection and friendship has existed between Ann Arbor and Tubingen, Germany for nearly half a century. Founded in 1965, this official partnership has been followed by many official and private contacts between the citizens of both cities.

Tubingen's Mayor for Building and Development, Cord Soehlke will bring some of the Tubingen's planning and building successes experiences to Ann Arbor! Cord Soehlke has been part of Tubingen's development projects during the last 14 years and will discuss the city's goals, ideas and experiences

During the last fifteen years, Tubingen has converted many former industrial or military used areas into lively and attractive neighborhoods. The French quarter, the Loretto and the Muhlenviertel are now characterized by a mixed use, a colorful architecture and a high impact of private building groups. For this success the City of Tubingen received numerous awards and distinctions - the German Urban Planning Award 2001 - the European Urban Planning Award 2002 and the National Award for Integrated Urban Development and Building Culture 2009.

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