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In the podcast episode "New city centres, now!" of 'STUDIO KOMPLEX' on the hr channel, broadcast on 14 August 2023, Prof. Johannes Ringel (Institute for Urban Development and Construction) discusses the possibilities of how city centres can be redesigned to meet the changing demands. A call to shape the future of our urban centres with innovative approaches.

The transformation of our city centres is obvious: from former meeting places to a succession of shops where vacancies are increasing. The era of the lively city centre is a thing of the past, and even the shopping experience is increasingly shifting to the online environment.
Despite the initial gloom, this situation holds enormous potential for redesign. The dwindling importance of retail opens up the possibility of discussing fundamental changes and redesigning cities. Professor Johannes Ringel joins this discussion.

The podcast episode can be listened to via the following links, among others: