Frank-Pieter Hesse, Head of Conservation and Planning for the City of Hamburg will speak about ‘The Hamburg City Park - Its Genesis, Change and Preservation’. At nearly 150 hectares, the park is home to various recreational spaces including gardens, playgrounds, cafes and a forest. The lecture will address whether the irregular or architectural structures are suited to meet the new use requirements of the modern city park associated with the public park movement.
Heino Grunert from the City Development & the Environment department from the City of Hamburg will focus on ‘100 years Green Legacy: Hamburg City park and the development of the green network’. At the beginning of the 20th century, Hamburg grew rapidly like many other industrial cities in Europe. During this period Hamburg only had a few public gardens which served no real purpose as a recreational space as sport and play were banned. At this time, Hamburg intensively discussed a new public park for everybody. Hamburg City Park opened in 1914.