John Lauermann lectures at HafenCity University
John Lauermann (Assistant Professor; History, Philosophy + Social Sciences) gave a public lecture on January 12th at HafenCity University in Hamburg (Germany). The lecture – “Learning from failure? Lessons learned from unsuccessful Olympic bids” – discussed his research on urban design in cities bidding for the Olympics. This research maps the land use impacts of failed Olympic bids, across a global sample of cities.
Since 2014 HafenCity Hamburg Company and the HafenCity University has jointly sponsored a series of lectures which bring together academics and practitioners to examining the interplay between social science theory and social practice. The third cycle of lectures (Winter 2015/2016) examines the debate on the future of the city and built environment against the backdrop of Hamburg’s bid for the Olympic Summer Games in 2024. Prof. Lauermann is one of five leading international researchers invited to examine different perspectives centering around the critical conditions and legacies of the Olympic games.