Atrium der Deutschen Bank, Unter den Linden 13-15 (Eingang Charlottenstraße), 10117, Berlin, Germany
Date: 17 June 2011
'Living in the Endless City' book launch
6pm - 8pm
Although only two per cent of the earth's surface is covered by cities, more than half of the world's population live in cities. If you are in Berlin this Friday (17 June), learn more about the impact of this shift towards city-living: expert contributors to the book Living in the Endless City, including Ricky Burdett, Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett address what it means to live in the endless city where a growth in social inequality leads to the rich overlooking the poor in slums.
Since 2005, the London School of Economics (LSE) and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society have studied cities of the 21st century. London and Berlin are the least dense of the nine cities studied in Living in the Endless City, yet they have the most developed metro and regional rail networks. Berlin also leads the way in terms of environmentally-friendly transport with cycling accounting for eight per cent of journeys. To find out more, take advantage of the Berlin's transport systems and head to the Atrium of the Deutsche Bank's building, Unter den Linden, where the evening takes place.
The event is free and you can register to attend by following the link to the Alfred Herrhausen Society.
Living in the Endless City
The Endless City
Building the New Millennium