Communism is Over- Now What?

Communism is over.  Now what?  I can imagine that is what the leaders of Estonia thought as the massive structural changes begin to take place in the country.  Estonia more than many other former Warsaw Pact countries pulled this transformation off while maintain a steady increase in the quality of live for years on end.  But,... Continue Reading →

Deliberate Civic Engagement: Are You Doing Enough?

My fellowship year has allowed me to participate in dozens of interesting meetings and programs.  Recently a door opened that allowed me to observe an ongoing transatlantic dialog between Germany and the USA.  Through connections at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Bundesinstitut fur Bau-Stadt und Raumforschung, I received an invitation to... Continue Reading →

Social Housing in Hamburg Part II:

Anyone who visited Hamburg knows it is a world class city.  The city is bustling and the food, entertainment and nightlife are top notch.  Like any great city, it is made by the people that live there.  A city cannot reach its full potential without a diverse population.  Different ages, income levels, races, ethnicities all... Continue Reading →

Social Housing In Hamburg Part I

Hamburg growth in the 1980's was not as strong as other areas of Germany because of structural changes. Since the 90s, the picture has changed. With the unification of Germany, Hamburg made economic strides, especially in international trading and business. Hamburg is also seen as an attractive city independently of its development of knowledge and service centers.... Continue Reading →

Hiring Homeless to Give City Tours

It is February and the streets are quite compared to the summer.  However; there are a number of tourists bustling around Barcelona taking in the sunshine, wine, food and culture.  The city altered itself into one of the most dynamic and stylish capitals in the world. Year-round the city is alive, it is always on... Continue Reading →

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