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Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg

Since 2003, Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg has been chief executive officer of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, a public company owned by the City State of Hamburg, charged with the development of HafenCity and other areas.

HafenCity Hamburg represents a mixed use 40 % expansion of the core city area of Hamburg, generating also 10.5 km new public waterfront. Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg and his team are thus responsible for one of the most important international city and waterfront developments. The goal is to develop a highly sustainable and outstanding new downtown in the European tradition of urbanism.
Before his involvement with HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg occupied management positions with British, American and German property companies, partly at executive board and board of director level. In the process he was also involved in major projects such as Berlin Central Station or the Sony Center in Potsdamer Platz, located in Berlin.

Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg graduated in geography and biology. He is a real estate economist (ebs) as well. In 2014 he was appointed professor for integrated urban development at the HafenCity University Hamburg in addition to his executive position.

Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg is a regular national and international speaker on issues of innovative large scale urban developments and also publishes regularly on questions of urban develop-ment.

Latest major publications:

  • Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg: “Die HafenCity Hamburg – Identität, Nachhaltigkeit und Urbanität” (including English translation “HafenCity Hamburg – Identity, Sustainability and Urbanity”). Diskussionspapier zur HafenCity Nr. 3, revised edition October 2014
  • Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg, Jörn Walter, Dirk Meyhöfer (Hg.): “HafenCity Hamburg – Das erste Jahrzehnt”. Hamburg (Junius Verlag), 2012. Including: Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg: “Die Kreation einer New Downtown und die Mechanismen der Urbanitätsentwicklung”. S. 68 – 87
  • Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg: “Social mix and encounter capacity A pragmatic social model for a new downtown: the example of HafenCity Hamburg”. In: Gary Bridge et al. (Ed.): Mixed communities. Gentrification by stealth?” Bristol (The Policy Press), 2012. S. 69 – 91
  • Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg et al. (Ed.): “HafenCity Hamburg – Neue urbane Begegnungsorte zwischen Metropole und Nachbarschaft“. Wien (Springer Verlag), 2010. Including: Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg: “Öffentliche Stadträume und das Entstehen von Öffentlichkeit (including English translation “Public urban space and the creation of the public sphere“). S. 424 – 451

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