The Co-Production of Science, Politics, and Urban Nature
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: The MIT Press
Series: Inside Technology
While researching and writing this book, I was first a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and later a member of the Department for Technology...
In May of 2000, the German capital of Berlin witnessed the festive opening of a “ nature park ” at the...
1. Traditions of Urban Greening
Since the late nineteenth century, Berlin has witnessed continuous efforts to promote nature and greeneries in the city. This included not only the creation of parks, the planting...
2. Ecology’s Natures
In 1973 Herbert Sukopp published a programmatic article in which he pleaded for the recognition of the metropolis as an object of ecological research. In contrast to the widespread...
3. The Emergence of a Policy: Ecologists and the Species Protection Program
In December of 1978, the Abgeordnetenhaus approved a Nature Conservation Act, which obliged the Senate to develop a Landscape Program (Landschaftsprogramm) that would include...
4. Building Communities, Forming Alliances
The rise of ecological planning in Berlin was not only due to the dynamics of ecological knowledge production that the city had witnessed since the end of the war. It also reflected...
5. Places in the Making: From Wastelands to Urban Nature Parks
The Species Protection Program provided a blueprint for the reorganization of Berlin ’ s urban space on the basis of ecological knowledge. It was through more specific site-focused...
6. From Conservation to Mitigation: The Management of Urban Encroachments into Nature
Even if they were supported by broad alliances of activists, many of the conservation claims that ecologists had pushed forward in the Species Protection Program failed...
Cognitive and social innovations in the field sciences have often been connected to specific places. One might think here of the Galapagos Islands and evolutionary...