Did you know that Hamburg, Germany is a city-state just like DC? The parallels don’t end there.
Hamburg is also focusing on developing of an area divided from the main part of the city by a waterway and highway, similar to Anacostia in DC. Both cities are struggling with the impact of gentrification, and the risk it will drive lower-income residents from their revitalizing neighborhoods.
Officials from Hamburg and DC came together at UDC on November 15th to share ideas in a series of panel discussions, and on display was an exhibit that shows what Hamburg is attempting to do. This exhibit is up until Friday, so there is still time to see it in UDC’s Building 42.
For more information on Hamburg’s efforts, see the exhibit’s web site.
And you can download the November 15th presentation by Michael Kelly, the director of DC Department of Housing and Community Development, here.