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31 October 2016

Issue No. 46 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific Geographies published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES has been published.

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14 September 2016

Lauching event of new book publication “TP. Hồ Chí Minh: MEGA City – Edition 2017” on 09 October 2016

The third updated edition of “TP. Hồ Chí Minh: MEGA City” will be presented during a matinee event at Salon Van Hoa Ca Phe Thu Bay in TP. Hồ Chí Minh on 09 October 2016. Host is the Goethe-Institut Vietnam. Dr. Đỗ Phú Hưng, Dean of Faculty of Urban Planning at Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture will give a guest lecture about the topic “Challenges for sustainable urban development in Vietnam”.

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The Goethe Institute Vietnam published a 4:00-minute video trailer of the photo book “TP. Hồ Chí Minh: MEGA City – 3rd edition 2017” on its youtube channel.

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saigoneer-logoInterview about the photo book “TP. Hồ Chí Minh: MEGA City – 3rd edition 2017” published at Saigoneer on 20 October 2016

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Báo điện tử Xây dựng Newspaper, 14 October 2016: Tiến sĩ Michael Waibel và cuốn sách “TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA City – Edition 2017”.

bao_xay_dung_engXay Dung E-Newspaper, 14 October 2016: Interviewing the author of TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA City – Edition 2017.

20 June 2016

Acknowledgement by German Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF)

2016:  Certificate to honour 25 successful activities within the Science Year 2015 „Future of the City“, organized by the German Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF)
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08 April 2016

The new publication “Đà Nẵng: COASTAL City” is out

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Developed in joint cooperation with Goethe-Institut Vietnam, the main aim of this publication is to visualize recent urban change of the coastal city of Da Nang, the most dynamic economic hub of Central Vietnam. Given the rich cultural heritage found in the surrounding areas of Hoi An, Hue, the Marble Mountains and My Son are also being covered. The contents and format of this book builds upon the first two successful photo books of this series ‘TP. Hồ Chí Minh: MEGA City’ (2014) and ‘Hà Nội: CAPITAL City’ (2015).Through our five chapters, we approach the city from various distances and by means of different topics. With our first chapter we show you spectacular views from above; we introduce you, in another chapter, to some of the urban citizens of Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue, bring you into their private living environments, and share some details about their life. The chapter ‘Change over Time’ illustrates the massive changes the physical fabric has experienced in the past 25 years. Approximately 600 images invite you to explore the many facets of the whole of Central Vietnam. In addition to the visual illustrations, this publication has assembled some essays by local residents.The editor would like to express his sincere gratitude to each person who contributed photographs or essays, as well as the translators and copy editors who gave their time and effort. I am particular grateful to Thomas Weingärtner and to Robert Kramreiter from Hoi An. Both were invaluable sources of information, provided access to their personal network and contributed many photos.  My biggest thanks are dedicated to Astrid Schulz, a professional photographer from London. In summer 2015 she travelled to Vietnam for more than five weeks to do her unique people portraits. Astrid did this for the third time already without demanding any honorarium. And finally my thanks go to the Goethe-Institut and to AUDI Vietnam which have generously supported the successful development of this publication.

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The Goethe Institute Vietnam published a 4:30-minute video trailer of the photo book “Đà Nẵng: COASTAL City” on its youtube channel.

20 February 2016

Special Issue of the journal “Geographische Rundschau” 2-2016

The February issue of the journal Geographische Rundschau (Westermann Publishing House) ist out dealing with countries of former Indo-China. I was selected as moderator of this issue. Topics covered deal with sustainable urban development, land grabbing, tourism development and ecological problem of shrimp-farming.

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02 December 2015

Publication “Sustainable Ho Chi Minh City: Climate Policies for Emerging Mega Cities” published through Springer

Finally, a publication is out, showing key results of our project “Integrative Adaptation Planning Framework for Climate Urban Environment of Ho Chi Minh City – Sustainable Strategies for Energy- and Climate-Efficient and Housing Typologies for Mega-Cities of Tomorrow” . This project got funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) within the funding programme “Research for the Sustainable Development of the Megacities of Tomorrow – Energy- and climate-efficient structures in urban growth centres”.

Bibliographical information:
Katzschner, A., Waibel, M., Schwede, D., Katzschner, L., Schmidt, M., Storch, H. (Eds.) (2015) Sustainable Ho Chi Minh City: Climate Policies for Emerging Mega Cities. Springer Publishing House. ISBN: 978-3-319-0414-3.

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15 October 2015

Funding support of poster exhibition “Chinas Metropolen im Wandel” from the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the context of the Science Year 2015 “City of the Future”

The 6th edition of the poster exhibition “Chinas Metropolen im Wandel: Die Zweite Transformation” has received a grant from the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the context of the Science Year 2015 with the topic “City of the Future”. For the first time China is the partner country of this initiative. Through the federal funding altogether 24 schools will receive the opportunity to exhibit the posters and to invite the curator Dr. Michael Waibel to give an introductory presentation at no costs for them.

Annoucement at the web-site of the Science Year 2015, 29 October 2015: Ausstellung „Chinas Metropolen im Wandel“: Schulen in Hamburg und Niedersachsen können Ausstellung und Einführungsvortrag zu „Chinas Metropolen im Wandel“ kostenlos buchen.

Please have a preview at the 6th edition of the exhibition posters at flickr

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29 September 2015

Issue No. 44 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific Geographies published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES has been published.

 

24 September 2015

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The photo book “Hà Nội: CAPITAL City” receives the 2015 “Bùi Xuân Phái – Love for Hanoi”-Award

It is a great pleasure and honour to announce that the “Hà Nội: CAPITAL City” photo book has received the 2015 “Bùi Xuân Phái – Love for Hanoi”-Award in the category “Best Works” on 23 September.

Since 2008, the Newspaper Sports & Culture of Vietnam News Agency, together with the descendants of Vietnam’s most famous painter Bùi Xuân Phái, award this prize to projects which are dedicated to increase awareness and to contribute to the beauty of Hanoi City. I am the first German to receive this prestigious award.

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More information see: http://thethaovanhoa.vn/buixuanphai/home.htm

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24 June 2015

Photo books now available at Amazon

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After the container shipping from Vietnam has arrived at Hamburg, our photo books are now available via amazon. Thanks to Mr. Juergen Braunbach from Schenker Vietnam for supporting us in terms of transportation.

Photo book “Hà Nội: CAPITAL City” (1st ed.), direct link to:

Photo book “TP. Hồ Chí Minh: MEGA City” (2nd ed.), direct link to:

06 June 2015

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Interview published at magazine Saigon Times Weekly

Saigon Times Weekly, No. 23 (1236), 06 June 2015- Good Green Governance_WAIBEL, p. 36-37

11 May 2015

Exhibition about creative and cultural urban spaces in Chinese cities shown at Konfuzius-Institut Bremen

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From 11 May 2015 on, 16 posters about creative and cultural urban spaces in Chinese cities as part of the exhibition “Chinese Cities in Transition” are shown at Konfuzius Institut Bremen. I will give a presentation there on 27 May 2015. To get more information on that pls. have a look at the web-site of Konfuzius Institut Bremen.

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16 March 2015

Hand-over of the 2nd edition of the “TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA City” photo book to the President of the Bundestag, Prof. Nobert Lammert

On 16 March 2015, the President of the Bundestag (German Parliament), Prof. Norbert Lammert, received one copy of the 2nd edition of the photo book “TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA City” during a ceremony at the Vietnamese-German University (VGU).

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15 March 2015

TV-Interview in the context of the book launch “Hà Nội: CAPITAL CITY”

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06 March 2015

Release of video trailer of the photo book “Hà Nội: CAPITAL CITY”

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The Goethe Institute Vietnam published a 5-minute video trailer of the photo book “Hà Nội: CAPITAL CITY” on its youtube channel:

24 February 2015

Issue No. 43 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific Geographies published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES has been published.

27 January 2015

Launching events of photo book “Hà Nội: CAPITAL CITY” on 6 March 2015 & 8 March 2015

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Hanoi, city of the rising dragon, has a history stretching back for a thousand years. All significant turning points in Vietnam’s history have left their mark on the city. Hanoi has kept its soul. Visitors sense it as well, the marked contrast to other Southeast Asian cities with their freeways and concrete jungles, marvelling at Hanoi’s many squares and small parks, the tree-lined avenues with their leafy canopies, the bustling neighbourhoods and the endless stream of motorbikes. Hanoi’s growth and economic development is at a crossroads, though. How can Hanoi position itself as a world-class city in global competition without giving up its rich cultural and urban-architectural heritage? The city has further to live up to the demands of the higher living standards of its citizens; has to cope with the constant migration of the rural population to the city; overcome its traffic problems and, last but not least, provide an attractive location for international investors and knowledge-based industries. The challenge for Hanoi is to build on its uniqueness under global competition, instead of just falling back on it.

The main aim of the photo book “Hà Nội: CAPITAL City” developed in joint cooperation with Goethe Institute Vietnam is to visualize the recent urban change from a comprehensive spatial and social perspective and finally to contribute to a more sustainable development, in general.

The second book of this series introducing now about Hanoi’s recent urban development has an attractive coffee table book format and has been published in three languages, in Vietnamese, German and English. It contains over 600 photos illustrating the multi-facetted and vibrant city from a variety of perspectives – from bird’s eye views to portraits of its inhabitants. In addition to the visual illustrations, this publication has assembled some essays by Hanoi residents who share their personal perspective and reflect diverse, multigenerational points of view.

Its format, contents and design builds upon the highly successful photo book “TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA City” published in early 2014 in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut.

19 December 2014

Hand-over of publication “TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA City” to Vice-Minister of National Ministry of Construction of Vietnam

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Hand-over of the first edition of the publication “TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA City” to Vice-Minister Phan Thi My Linh from the National Ministry of Construction during the international conference „Planning concepts for revised Ho Chi Minh City Regional Plan 2030 and Vision 2050“, 19 December 2014, TP. Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam.

21 November 2014

Hand-over of publication “TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA City” to German Vice-Chancellor

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Sigmar Gabriel, German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy receives the first edition of our book during a talk with students from Vietnamese-German University VGU on 21 November 2104.

13 October 2014

Opening of Poster Exhibition: Chinas Metropolen im Wandel: Die Zweite Transformation (变化中的中国都市) (5th edition)

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30 September 2014

International Conference “Creativitiy and the City” at Goethe-Institut Hanoi

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The promotion of creativity is a key asset for economic upgrading and for providing new jobs all over the world. Vietnam is no exception to this. In this context, creative spaces offer huge chances: Their galleries, artist studios, craft shops, design studios as well as bars, restaurants, and cafés may form a vibrant and attractive neighborhood. Such creative spaces may also serve as a visual spatial symbol of city marketing, which contribute to build an image of a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis against the backdrop of increasing global city competition.

The core objective of this conference is to gain a better understanding of the potential creative spaces have to contribute to the further urban development of Vietnam and what is needed to promote this. Role models of such creative hubs will be presented from other countries in Southeast Asia or from western countries such as the UK and Germany. It will be further discussed what can be learned from these case studies. Target groups are policy makers from a national and local level, companies and associations of creative professionals, scientists, representatives from non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, architectural and urban planning offices as well as the general public.

In addition, the poster exhibition “Creativity in the Cities” depicting creative spaces in East and Southeast Asia and Europe will exemplify the potential of creativity in the city. The opening of the exhibition and the screening of three documentaries will take place in the evening of 30 September 2014.

The organizer of this conference is the Goethe-Institut Hanoi. The scientific organization is in the hands of Dr. Michael Waibel, a senior researcher and project leader from Hamburg University. Co-hosts are the Ministry for Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam, British Council and UNESCO.

19 September 2014

Call for Sponsorship: 2nd Edition of Ho Chi Minh City Photo Book

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After the initial success of the first coffee table edition published in February 2014, a second updated edition will be available, this time in a smaller, lightweight format with less pages for greater portability.

A memorable and premium present for your business associates, colleagues, VIP clients, friends and family.

Order early for your customized copies with your company logo on the cover for your corporate holiday and Tết gift giving needs!

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20 March 2014

Call for Contributions for Publication: Hà Nội: CAPITAL CITY

Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, is one of the most beautiful urban sites in Southeast Asia. Already in the year 1010 it got founded under the name of “Thang Long”, as seat of the Vietnamese emperor in the midst of the Red River delta. Various historic influences mix there and form an inspiring mélange of different architecture: relics of stately grandeur from the imperial era, the lavish boulevards, lined with trees, from French colonial rule; ostentatious villas in quiet gardens; numerous peaceful pagodas; uncountable representative buildings from the peak of socialist planned economy; and new buildings signalling the capitalist economy, growth and Đổi mới. The City Council has ambitious plans: its goal is to develop Hanoi into a modern and “civilized” metropolis (văn minh đô thị). Hanoi has been growing not only economically, but also geographically. Hà Tây, the former neighbouring province west of the city, and other smaller provinces around Hanoi have been absorbed into the metropolis since 2008.

Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, is one of the most beautiful urban sites in Southeast Asia. Already in the year 1010 it got founded under the name of “Thang Long”, as seat of the Vietnamese emperor in the midst of the Red River delta. Various historic influences mix there and form an inspiring mélange of different architecture: relics of stately grandeur from the imperial era, the lavish boulevards, lined with trees, from French colonial rule; ostentatious villas in quiet gardens; numerous peaceful pagodas; uncountable representative buildings from the peak of socialist planned economy; and new buildings signalling the capitalist economy, growth and Đổi mới. The City Council has ambitious plans: its goal is to develop Hanoi into a modern and “civilized” metropolis (văn minh đô thị). Hanoi has been growing not only economically, but also geographically. Hà Tây, the former neighbouring province west of the city, and other smaller provinces around Hanoi have been absorbed into the metropolis since 2008.

Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, is one of the most beautiful urban sites in Southeast Asia. Already in the year 1010 it got founded under the name of “Thang Long”, as seat of the Vietnamese emperor in the midst of the Red River delta. Various historic influences mix there and form an inspiring mélange of different architecture: relics of stately grandeur from the imperial era, the lavish boulevards, lined with trees, from French colonial rule; ostentatious villas in quiet gardens; numerous peaceful pagodas; uncountable representative buildings from the peak of socialist planned economy; and new buildings signalling the capitalist economy, growth and Đổi mới. The City Council has ambitious plans: its goal is to develop Hanoi into a modern and “civilized” metropolis (văn minh đô thị). Hanoi has been growing not only economically, but also geographically. Hà Tây, the former neighbouring province west of the city, and other smaller provinces around Hanoi have been absorbed into the metropolis since 2008.
Hanoi’s growth and economic development is at a crossroads, though. How can Hanoi position itself as a world-class city in global competition without giving up its rich cultural and urban-architectural heritage? The city has further to live up to the demands of the higher living standards of its citizens; has to cope with the constant migration of the rural population to the city; overcome its traffic problems and, last but not least, provide an attractive location for international investors and knowledge-based industries. The charms of the inner city might be an attraction to the much wooed creative classes that should not be underestimated. In general, the challenge for Hanoi is to build on its uniqueness under global competition, instead of just falling back on it.
The main aim of the photo book “Hà Nội: CAPITAL City” developed in joint cooperation with Goethe Institute Vietnam is to visualize the recent urban change from a comprehensive spatial and social perspective and finally to contribute to a more sustainable development, in general. Given the rich history of Hanoi also aspects of heritage, art, culture and of the villages in the red river delta with traditional linkages to the capital city will be covered.

Its format, contents and design builds upon the highly successful photo book “TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA City” published in early 2014 in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut.

04 March 2014

Information on PR-activities in the context of the photo book “TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA CITY”

  • 10.03.-16.03.2014, the poster exhibition “TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA City” is shown at the courtyard of Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture
  • 03.03.2014, presentation at GBA Monthly Meeting in HCMC at Moevenpick Hotel Saigon
  • 27.02.2014, presentation at Faculty of Geography and Faculty of Urban Studies at University of Social Sciences and Humanities, HCMC
  • 26.02.2014, presentation at Vietnamese-German University (VGU), Sustainable Urban Development Course
  • 23.02.2014, Launching Event of the Photo Book „TP. Ho Chi Minh MEGA City“, Salon Văn Hóa Cà Phê Thứ Bảy, Ho Chi Minh City
  • 21.02.2014, Hand-over of the photo book “TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA City” to the mayor of Ho Chi Minh City in the course of an event organised by EuroCham Vietnam on 21 Feb. 2014 (see picture below)
  • 21.02.2014, presentation at Faculty of Urban Management of National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), Hanoi
  • 19.02.2014, Launching Event of the Photo Book „TP. Ho Chi Minh MEGA City“, Goethe Institute Hanoi / Vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28 January 2014

Publication of Photo Book “TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA CITY”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photo book “TP. Hồ Chí Minh MEGA CITY” (edited together with Henning Hilbert) is finally out after almost one year of preparation. It got endorsed by the Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture, the National University of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Department of Construction, the Southern Sub-Institute for Urban and Rural Planning, the Vietnamese-German University and the Association of Pacific Studies. Media Partner is Saigoneer.

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14 January 2014

Exhibition “China’s Mega Cities: The 2nd Transition” shown at the Confucius Institute at the Free University of Berlin

From 13 February 2014 till 30 April 2014, the poster and photo exhibition “Chinese Mega Cities: The 2nd Transition” will be shown at the Confucius Institute at the Free University of Berlin (Konfuzius-Institut an der Freien Universität Berlin, Goßlerstraße 2-4, 14195 Berlin). The local coordinator is Nathalie van Looy.

PR-Poster of the exhibition

PR-Flyer of the exhibition

06 January 2014

Selection as member of the International Board of Directors for the Asian Urban Research Association

Today, I feel very much honoured because I was offered to serve as member of the International Board of Directors for the Asian Urban Research Association (AURA)

16 December 2013

Issue No. 41 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific Geographies published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES has been published.

19 September 2013

The Vietnamese edition of the Handbook for Green Products is published

In the context of the Green-Biz 2013 conference and exhibition organised by European Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi from 19-20 September, the Vietnamese edition of the Handbook for Green Products has been officially launched. It is a tangible product of the Megacity Project TP. Ho Chi Minh. Among other it could gain support from Schneider Electric, Philips, KfW Vietnam, European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) and the Vietnam National Efficiency and Conservation Programme (VNEEP).

Waibel, M. (biên tập) (2013) Sổ tay sản phẩm xanh: Giải pháp tối ưu của các doanh nghiệp nhằm thích ứng khí hậu và công trình sử dụng năng lượng hiệu quả ở Việt Nam. Phiên bản 2: sản phẩm kĩ thuật-xây dựng cho ngôi nhà xanh và dịch vụ xanh. Nhà xuất bản Giao thông vận tải, Hà Nội / Việt Nam. 72 trang. ISBN 978-604-76-0060-0.

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25 July 2013

Issue No. 40 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific Geographies published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES has been published.


04 June 2013

The English edition of the Handbook for Green Products is published

The Handbook for Green Products provides information in an accessible format about technical and constructive products solutions and services for climate-adapted and energy-efficient commercial and residential buildings in Vietnam. It gives Vietnamese small- and medium-sized companies in particular a unique chance to explain the general relevance of their innovative products and their specific relevance for Vietnam in a consumer-friendly way.

Its visual and content design builds upon the highly successful Handbook for Green Housing, published by our team in 2011. Like the Handbook for Green Housing, this tangible product pursues a bottom-up approach by trying to convince people rather than to force them by regulations. We firmly believe that behaviour change is the key to sustainability. The most important local cooperation partner regarding funding support and dissemination is the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam.

Waibel, M. (ed.) (2013) Handbook for Green Products. High-Quality Company Solutions towards Climate-Adapted Housing and Energy-Efficient Buildings in Vietnam. Edition 2: Technical Constructive Green Housing Products and Green Services. Hanoi, Vietnam: Transport Publishing House, 68 p. ISBN 978-604-76-0054-0.

08 April 2013

Edited Volume “Ho Chi Minh MEGA City” out for publication

Waibel, M. (ed.) (2013) Ho Chi Minh MEGA City. Schriftenreihe PAZIFIK FORUM der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pazifische Studien e.V.; Volume 14, Regiospectra Verlag, Berlin, 274 p. ISBN 978-3-9401-3255-0.

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01 April 2013

Kick-off for Lecture at National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), Hanoi

On 1th April, my lecture series about “Urban Green Governance” officially started at the National Academy of Public Administration in Hanoi, Vietnam. This got funded by German DAAD and was part of a short-term appointment-ship at two universities in Vietnam. More information about this can be found at the page about lectures.

 

30 January 2013

Exhibition “China’s Mega Cities: The 2nd Transition” opened at Halepaghen-Schule in Buxtehude

From 30 January 2013 till 28 February 2013, the poster and photo exhibition “Chinese Mega Cities: The 2nd Transition” will be shown at Halepaghen-Schule in Buxtehude (Konopkastraße 5, 21614 Buxtehude). The local coordinator is Manuela Holzmüller.

27 December 2012

Issue No. 39 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific Geographies published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES which I am serving as editor-in-chief has been published

19 December 2012

Season’s Greetings

28 November 2012

Exhibition “China’s Mega Cities: The 2nd Transition” opened at Vincent-Lübeck-Gymnasium in Stade

From 29 November 2012 till 20 December 2012, the poster and photo exhibition “Chinese Mega Cities: The 2nd Transition” will be shown at Vincent-Lübeck-Gymnasium in Stade (Glückstädter Straße 4, 21682 Stade). The local coordinator is Nils Christian Schwarz.


6 November 2012

Poster- and Photo Exhibition: “China’s Mega Cities: The 2nd Transition” opened at Duisburg University

From 6 November 2012 till 17 April 2013, this exhibition will be shown at the Institute of East Asien Studies of University Duisburg-Essen.

20 September 2012

Announcement about Conference “Green Housing in Vietnam between Tradition and Modernity” at web-site of Goethe Institute, Hanoi

The Goethe Institute is announcing the conference “Green Housing in Vietnam between Tradition & Modernity” at its web-site.

08 August 2012

Poster- and Photo Exhibition: “Chinese Mega Cities: The 2nd Transition” (变化中的中国都市) opened at Hamburg University

中国飞速的变化在都市尤为明显。都市是经济和社会变革的动力。本展览会将重点介绍经济区域迈步走向创意与文化的结构改革。50幅摄影海报将展示北京798艺术区及上海M50创意园区等地的风貌。


01 July 2012

Issue No. 38 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific News published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC NEWS which I am serving as editor-in-chief has been published.

26 June 2012

Book Flyer out of Edited Volume “Urban Informalities”

 

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14 May 2012

PR-Poster Design of Goethe Conference in Oktober 2012

The design of the PR-Poster of the international conference “Green Housing in Vietnam between Tradition & Modernity” is ready. I am organizing this event on behalf of the Goethe-Institut Hanoi from 16-17 October 2012 in Hanoi.

4 May 2012

Poster and Photo Exhibition “Chinese Metropolis in Transition” shown at two Schools in Lower Saxony

In April and May 2012, the third edition of the poster and photo exhibition “Chinese Metropolis in Transition” was shown at Europaschule Gymnasium Bad Nenndorf (5.05.2012 – 2.06.2012: Europaschule Gymnasium Bad Nenndorf, Horster Str. 42, 31542 Bad Nenndorf) and Gymnasium Salzhausen (5.05.2012 – 26.05.2012: Gymnasium Salzhausen, Kreuzweg 33, 21376 Salzhausen). More info see press clippings.

16 February 2012

Poster and Photo Exhibition “Chinese Metropolis in Transition” shown in Speyer City and in Dorsten City

In February and March 2012, the third edition of the poster and photo exhibition “Chinese Metropolis in Transition” was shown in Speyer City (01.02.12 – 13.02.12: Historischer Ratssaal & Villa Ecarius, Maximilianstraße 12 & Bahnhofstraße 54, Speyer) and in Dorsten City (13.02.2012 – 10.03.2012: VHS Dorsten, Bildungszentrum Maria Lindenhof, Im Werth 6, 46282 Dorsten). More info see press clippings.

16 February 2012

Poster and Photo Exhibition “Chinese Metropolis in Transition” shown at Otto-Hahn Gymnasium Göttingen

In January 2012, the third edition of the poster and photo exhibition “Chinese Metropolis in Transition” was shown in Göttingen (8.01.2012 – 30.01.2012: Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium Göttingen, Carl-Zeiss-Straße 6, 37081 Göttingen). More info see press clippings.

16 December 2011

Issue No. 37 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific News published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC NEWS which I am serving as editor-in-chief has been published.

10 October 2011

Opening of Poster Exhibition Study Project 2011:
Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development in Vietnam

This poster exhibition is showing the results  of the study project “Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development in Vietnam” from winter term 2010/2011. The study project took place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from 23 February 2011 – 10 March 2011. Altogether four bi-national working groups investigated aspects of adaptation, mitigation, sustainable consumption and livable cities in close partnership with students from Faculty of Geography of Hanoi University of Education and Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Faculty of Urban Planning.

31 August 2011

Announcement: Poster Exhibition “MegaCities in Southeast Asia”

From 10 October till 5 November 2011, an exhibition with 26 large-scale posters will illustrate urban development related to mega-cities in Southeast Asia and introduce young people living within these metropolis. The poster exhibition has been developed by my working group on behalf of the Asia Foundation in Essen, Germany. In the coming year, it will be shown at high schools all around Germany  (list of exhibition locations)

6 July 2011

Issue No. 36 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific News published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC NEWS which I am serving as editor-in-chief has been published.

18 May 2011

Opening of the poster and photo exhibition “Chinese Metropolis in Transition” in Aachen

After having been shown in Hamburg and Lilienthal/Bremen, the poster- and photo exhibition “Chinese Metropolis in Transition” has been opened by a introduction talk at Vikoriaschule in Aachen, Germany.

The whole poster series on flickr


16 April 2011

Group Picture after joint session with colleagues from the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong at the AAG Annual Meeting in Seattle / Washington

08 March 2011

Group Picture after successful Vietnamese-German Workshop and Joint Fieldwork in Saigon

25 February 2011

Group Picture after successful Vietnamese-German Workshop in Hanoi

2 February 2011

17 January 2011

Opening of the Poster Exhibition Demographic Change in the City of Hann. Münden

This poster exhibition has been opened on 17 January and will be shown till the 10 February 2011 in the city hall of Hann. Münden. It shows results of a demographic prognosis till the year 2025 as well as informs about local action undertaken in the context of demographic change.

6 December 2010

Issue No. 35 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific News published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC NEWS which I am serving as editor-in-chief has been published.

15 November 2010

Election into the Advisory Council of the German Association for Asian Studies

I got informed today, that the Board of Directors of the German Association for Asian Studies (DGA) has elected me as Scientific Advisor for the Region Southeast Asia and as regular peer of the German Journal on Contemporary Asia (ASIEN).

1 October 2010

Approval of Funding for the third phase of the DFG Priority Programme 1233

Priority Programme 1233 of the German Research Foundation (DFG):  “Megacities – Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change”; Approval of the sub-project “The Governance of Spatial and Economic Restructuring: Informal Dynamics of the Maturing Mega-City”. Implementation at the University of Hamburg, Department of Economic Geography: 2011-2013.

24 September 2010

Conference “Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development in Vietnam”

From 14-15 September I have coordinated a conference on “Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development in Vietnam” at Goethe Institute Hanoi. This activity is part of the German Year in Vietnam for which the motto chosen is “City of the Future – Future of the City”.


Download Conference Flyer; Download Proceedings Publication (378 pages); Press Review of the conference

02 September 2010

Poster Exhibition CHINATIME Hamburg 2010: China’s Metropolis in Transition

This exhibition includes 24 posters. It has been developed as part of the CHINATIME Hamburg 2010 event series, coordinated by the Senate of Hamburg Municipality. It will be shown from 08 September – 22 October 2010 at the Geomatikum-building of  Hamburg university and later on at several schools in the surroundings of Hamburg. It is financially supported by the Hamburg Innovation GmbH (HI)/Office of Information and Technology Transfer (AWITT), the Department of Geography at Hamburg University and the Association for Pacific Studies (APSA). See also press release “AUSSTELLUNG CHINAS METROPOLEN IM WANDEL“ of the PR-office of the University of Hamburg from 31 August 2010.

Photo Exhibition 2010: China’s Metropolis in Transition

Three photo series illustrate the manigfold dynamics of recent urban development in China. The first photo series shows different pavillions at the EXPO2010-site in Shanghai. These photos have been shot by Andre Gantenbrink, student of Chinese studies and Geography at the University of Hamburg. The 2nd photo series shows people living within demolition areas at inner-city neighbourhoods in Beijing and in Shanghai from the year 2006. These photos have been shot by the professional photographer Frau Schumann from Dortmund. The 3rd photo series shows images from Guangzhou’s Textile District, an area currently under heavy redevelopment and economic restructuring processes. For example, factories for textile production are being torn down and new gigantic wholesale shopping are being erected there. The photos have been taken by members of the University of Hamburg from 2007 till 2010.

30 August 2010

Opening of Poster Exhibition: Demographic Change in the County of Göttingen

On 30 August 2010, the poster exhibition “Demographic Change in the County of Göttingen” was officially opened on the ground floor of the Göttingen County Main Administrative Building at Reinhäuser Landstraße 4, 37083 Göttingen. It is shown from 30 August 2010 till 17 September 2010 at regular opening hours. I developed this exhibition together with my student assistent Arne Löprick. It shows results of a study on population development (prognosis  2025) I did for the Office of Planning, Building & Housing of Göttingen County in the year 2009. In the first quarter of 2011, an extended poster series with more specific results will be exhibited in the city of Duderstadt and the city of Hann. Münden.

11 July 2010

Cello Concert at the Opera House of Hanoi as part of the German Year in Vietnam

During another study trip to Vietnam, I had the unique chance to attend a concert by the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philaharmonic Orchestra at the famous municipal opera house of Hanoi as part of the “Deutschlandjahr in Vietnam 2010”.

01 July 2010

Issue No. 34 of the regular magazine Pacific News published

The latest issue of the regular magazine PACIFIC NEWS which I am serving as editor-in-chief has been published. For the first time, a peer-review procedure has been introduced which shall ensure scientific standards.

24 June 2010

Press Review: Presentation on Demographic Change in Duderstadt

Eichsfelder Tageblatt, 22 June 2010: Mit dem Eichfeldbonus gegen Bevölkerungsschwund – Studie zur Entwicklung der Einwohnerzahl Duderstadts bis 2025 / Neben Risiken auch Chancen.

4 May 2010

Poster Exhibition ‘China’s Metropolis in Transition’ at the University of Ulm

From 5 May bis 20 May 2010 the poster series “China’s Metropolis in Transition” will be presented at the library of the University of Ulm. The local organizer is the International Office of the University of Ulm. Download of Flyer (China Wochen an der Universität Ulm).

30 April 2010

Poster Exhibition ‘China’s Metropolis in Transition’ at the University of Duisburg-Essen

From 28 April bis 17 November 2010 the poster series “China’s Metropolis in Transition” developed by Michael Waibel will be presented at the Institute of East Asian Studies IN-EAST of the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Confucius Institute Metropolis Ruhr. Download of Exhibition Flyer. Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Institute of East Asian Studies, IN-EAST Universität Duisburg-Essen Campus Duisburg Forsthausweg, Building LE, 7th floor D-47057 Duisburg

22 April 2010

AAG-Meeting, Washington DC, 14-18 April 2010

From 15-19 April 2010, I was in Washington DC to take part in the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. There I gave two talks and was chair of a session on “Urban Governance in China – Application or Adaptation?”.  Some leisure time to do sightseeing was left, as well – as can be observed below […]

27 March 2010

Cracking Bamboo Concert at the Opera House of Hanoi as part of the German Year in Vietnam

During a study trip to Vietnam, I had the unique opportunity to attend the Cracking Bamboo percussion concert at the famous municipal opera house of Hanoi as part of the “Deutschlandjahr in Vietnam 2010”.

06 March 2010

Successful Sino-German Workshop at the campus of Shenzhen University, China

14 February 2010

24 January 2010

Concert at the Opera House of Hanoi: Official opening of the German Year in Vietnam

During a study trip to Vietnam, I had the opportunity to attend a Beethoven concert at the famous municipal opera house of Hanoi. This was the official opening of the “Deutschlandjahr in Vietnam 2010”.

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To this event series I will also contribute by means of the organisation of a conference on “Climate Change in Vietnam and Challenges for Sustainable Urban Development” at the Goetheinstitut of Hanoi due to 14-15 September 2010.

22 December 2009

Issue No. 33 of the regular magazine Pacific News published

The regular magazine PACIFIC NEWS edited by Michael Waibel has been published. For the first time, the  PACIFIC NEWS has been printed in Guangzhou/China and then been mailed to Germany. Further, it is the first time, that all articles published are in English.

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17 December 2009

New homepage goes online

My new homepage finally goes online.  I had been editing the old one since 1999. Now it was time to make a professional to introduce a new structure and to do a facelift. Comments and suggestions for further optimization are warmly welcome.

Please check out the integrated translation function which allows to read the contents even in Chinese or in Vietnamese.

02.12.2009

Übersicht 2009 zur Posterausstellung “Chinas Metropolen im Wandel”

Die vom Geographischen Institut der Universität Hamburg konzipierte und in Kooperation mit der NGO EU China Civil Society Forum realisierte Posterreihe zum Thema “Chinas Metropolen im Wandel” wurde im Jahr 2009 an folgenden Orten gezeigt:

  • Hamburg, 4.12.-31.12.2009, Geomatikum der Universität Hamburg (Bundesstr. 55, 20146 Hamburg); Veranstalter: Geographisches Institut der Universität Hamburg & Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pazifische Studien e.V. (APSA).
  • Paderborn, 30.09.2009-31.10.2009 in der Stadtverwaltung Paderborn (Am Abdinghof 11, 33098 Paderborn)
  • Bonn, 31.08.2009-23.09.2009 an der VHS in Bad Godesberg (City Terrassen, Michaelplatz 5); siehe auch Presse
  • Dortmund, 4.06.09-30.06.2009 an der Geschwister Scholl Gesamtschule in Dortmund (Haferfeldstr. 3-5 44309 Dortmund),siehe auch Presse
  • Wien, 23.03.09-27.03.2009 an der Pädogischen Hochschule in Wien (Ettenreichgasse 45a, A-1100 Wien); Veranstalter: Pädagogische Hochschule Wien & Südwind Agentur.

Link zur aktualisierten Posterreihe 2009 im DINA4-Format (PDF-Datei, 20 Tafeln, Dateigröße: ca. 5 MB)

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Die vom Geographischen Institut der Universität Hamburg in Kooperation mit der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pazifische Studien e.V im Rahmen der CHINATIME Hamburg 2008 konzipierte Posterreihe zum Thema “Chinas Metropolen im Wandel” wurde 2008/2009 an folgenden Orten gezeigt:

  • Rotenburg, 16.09.2009-31.10.2009, Foyer des Ratsgymnasiums Rotenburg (Gerberstr. 14, 27356 Rotenburg [Wümme])
  • Scharnebeck,24.03.09-8.05.2009 im Foyer des Bernhard-Riemann-Gymnasium Scharnebeck (Duvenbornsweg 5a, 21379 Scharnebeck bei Lüneburg)
  • Harburg, 6.02.09-27.02.2009 im Foyer des Lessing Gymnasium (Am Soldatenfriedhof 21, 21073 Harburg)
  • Buxtehude, 3.12.08-6.02.2009 im Foyer der Halepaghen-Schule (Konopkastraße 5, 21614 Buxtehude); siehe auch Presse.

Link zur Posterreihe 2008 im DINA4-Format (PDF-Datei, 18 Tafeln, Dateigröße: ca. 7 MB)

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25.06.2009

Ausgabe Nr. 32 der Zeitschrift Pacific News erschienen

Die von Dr. Michael Waibel herausgegebene und redaktionell betreute aktuelle Ausgabe der Zeitschrift PACIFIC NEWS ist erschienen.

11.12.2008

Ausgabe Nr. 31 der Zeitschrift Pacific News erschienen 

Die von Dr. Michael Waibel herausgegebene und redaktionell betreute aktuelle Ausgabe der Zeitschrift PACIFIC NEWS ist erschienen.

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29.09.2008

DFG-Bewilligung für 2. Förderphase im Rahmen des SPP 1233

Schwerpunktpunktprogramm 1233 der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft “Megastädte: Informelle Dynamik des globalen Wandels”;

Bewilligung des Teilprojektes “Governance over Time: Spatial Differentiation and Temporal Change of Urban Development and Redevelopment in a Context of Multiple Transitions and Informal Growth in the PRD”. Förderphase: 2009-2011.

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4.06.2008

Posterausstellung “Chinas Metropolen im Wandel”, 12.09.-24.10.2008

Als Teil der CHINATIME Hamburg 2008 wird an der Abt. Wirtschaftsgeographie (AG Waibel) des Geographischen Instituts der Universität Hamburg in Kooperation mit der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pazifische Studien e.V. (APSA) vom  12.09.-24.10.2008 im Foyer des Geomatikums (Bundesstr. 55, 20146 Hamburg) eine Posterausstellung (18 Tafeln/ DINA0-Format in Fotodruckqualität) zum Thema “Chinas Metropolen im Wandel” organisiert.
Diese Ausstellung wird von der Hamburg Innovation GmbH (HI) / Arbeitsstelle für Wissens- und Technologietransfer (AWITT), dem Geographischen Institut der Universität Hamburg und der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pazifische Studien e.V. (APSA) gefördert.

Pressemitteilung Nr.99/08 der Universität Hamburg vom 10.09.2008: Posterausstellung “Chinas Metropolen im Wandel”

Link zur Posterreihe im DINA4-Format (PDF-Datei, 18 Tafeln, Dateigröße: ca. 7 MB)

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01.06.2008

Ausgabe Nr. 30 der Zeitschrift Pacific News erschienen

Die von Dr. Michael Waibel herausgegebene und redaktionell betreute aktuelle Ausgabe der Zeitschrift PACIFIC NEWS ist erschienen.

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10.07.2007

Pressebericht im Göttinger Tageblatt

Rosdorf: Bis 2020 minus 1,1 Prozent; Projektstudien Demographischer Wandel: Bisher sechs Gemeinden; Projektstudie: Samtgemeinde Gieboldehausen verliert bis 2020 rund vier Prozent der Bevölkerung

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24.10.2005

Göttinger Studierende der Geographie bei bundesweitem Wettbewerb erfolgreich: Optimiertes Bevölkerungsprognosemodell entwickelt – Preisverleihung am 28. Oktober in Berlin

Geographie-Studierende der Universität Göttingen haben erfolgreich an einem studentischen Wettbewerb des Bundesinnenministeriums zum Thema Demographie teilgenommen. Reena Bäcker, Brigitta Arend, Bettina Suerland, Ingo Juchem und Niklas Steinleitner entwickelten ein optimiertes Modell zur Bevölkerungsprognose, für das sie mit dem zweiten Preis des bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Wettbewerbs „Der demographische Wandel – Konsequenzen für Staat, Gesellschaft und Bürger, Ideen und Konzepte für seine Bewältigung“ ausgezeichnet werden.

Die Studie mit dem Titel „Mathematische Optimierung von Bevölkerungsprognosemodellen für kleinräumige Untersuchungseinheiten“ ist im Rahmen eines Seminars unter Leitung von Dr. Michael Waibel entstanden.