The Property Tribune

Urban regeneration and the practice of repurposing underutilised spaces in key locations can breathe new life into a city and play an important role in the delivery of much needed housing in inner areas.

HafenCity in Hamburg is Europe’s largest inner-city urban development project that is successfully transforming 157 hectares of former port and industrial land into a mixed-use downtown area packed with character and a broad range of people that now call the locale home.

The redevelopment has been driven by the City of Hamburg, with a masterplan approved back in 2000 that provided a framework for a variety of uses and the establishment of ten distinct ‘quarters’ within the redevelopment area. A reviewed masterplan was then adopted in 2010 to reflect the need for creating higher urban density.

The decades long project is due for completion within the next ten years. Over the life span of the project, private industry has played an important role in partnering with government to deliver on the overall vision.

This article was republished by The Property Tribune after originally appearing in UDIA WA’s The Urbanist. To read the article in full, click here.