Social and Cultural Development

Access to Education

Ruhr Area

Mercur Research Ruhr
From ‘Metropole Ruhr’ Education: studying in the Ruhr region

Rust Belt

From ‘Bloomberg: Pittsburgh shows the way to a Rust Belt rebound
From ‘Curbed’: From Rust Belt to Brain Belt. Can former industrial cities turn into innovation hubs?


Neighborhoods and Communities

Ruhr Area

From ‘Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’: Poverty and Prosperity – Essen, the two-sided city

Rust Belt

From ‘The New York Times’: Lessons From Rust-Belt Cities That Kept Their Sheen


Travel and Culture

Ruhr Area

From `Welt’: Das Ruhrgebiet feiert sich als Kulturhauptstadt
From `Zeit‘: Mehr Kultur an die Ruhr
From `Deuschlandfunk‘: Ausstellungen im Ruhrgebiet – Kunst und Kohle

Rust Belt

Research: Tourism In The Rust Belt: Using The Past As An Economic Development Strategy, J. Eyles
From `NBC News’: Rust Belt Communities turn to tourism for a lift
From `Huffington Post': The Rust Belt Aesthetic


Diversity and Culture in Urban Spaces

The Infrastructures of Diversity: Materiality and Culture in Urban Spaceby Marian Burchardt (Max PIanck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen) and Stefan Höhne (Technische Universität Berlin)

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