Urban Revitalization
10.01.2021 : Diasporas

Worldwide we know for centuries that people have left their home-countries to earn their living for some limited time or even permanently abroad. Those communities being still linked emotionally to their family-roots are called "Diaspora". Also nowadays this phenomenon is relevant : for example at the moment each year there are about 2000 to 3000 young people leaving Latvia for studying or working abroad.


Rozīte Katrīna Spīča from Riga, Latvia ( CV Linkedin ) explained in the hybrid Riga ISMA Conferences how cultural activities can be an important catalyst for Latvian youngsters living abroad, but being also as a bridge between the diaspora and the home country - and last but not least also as ambassadors of the home-country in their guest-countries. Therefore Latvian embassies are often involved in Rozite's cultural events abroad.

05.12.2020 : Market Structure China

Market Structures are one side of a medal and Applied Technologies another side Prof.Hallier explained in a course for vocational studies. Comparing structures of Germany versus China the Chinese retailers are still today acting on a more local basis like in Germany in the 50ies/60ies ; but it has on the total national level the advantage of less listing barriers for a broad assortment and innovations than in an oligopoly he stated. "The chances of market tests are still great".

"But going hybrid by using online-to-offline processing and building Retail Knowledge Consortia for example with delivery experts like Ele.com, Meituan , J.D.com or Dmall or cooperating with cashless payment-systems China is already ahead of the state of art of most of the European countries" Prof.Hallier added. "The branded goods industry and all companies interested in exports to China should include into their marketing approaches the opportunities of the two-dimensional code". More :Link ChinaYouTube).

05.11.2020 : World Science Day

Kazakhstan is the Co-Founder of the Silk Road Mayors' Club; the (Link 1) shows the mayors of Nur-Sultan and Shymkent signing the contract in attendance of Prof.Dr.Hallier. Now the M. Auezov South Kazakhstan University in Shymkent will participate in the World Science Day "For Peace and Development" initiated by the United Nations. Due to Corona the Conference will be hybrid. Among the contributors will be Nobel Laureate Prof.Dr.Raekwong Chung and holders of other international prizes and awards in the field of science and economics. Invited from Germany is Prof.Dr.B.Hallier to speak about the topic "Corona as an Accelerator for Innovation". More about the program see Link 2.


"Corona became an accelerator for technical innovation in the distribution -, education- and even in the consumer/household sectors. The evolutionary traditional 25-years frog-leaping steps in the innovation cycles of the last two centuries are speeding up to revolutionary disruptions beaming everybody in future life-style-cycles expected to happen only in the period 2025-2050. Within each country but also internationally the competition will result in Darwinism: in winners and loosers of our present challenges" Prof.Hallier stated announcing the Conference.

20.10.2020 : Small but Beautifull

In a distance of 15 km from the city of Cologne/Germany there is located within a hilly wooden surrounding Roesrath as a 25.000 people village building its profile among others by artists. In the beginning of the 70ies Mary Bauermeister, one of the roots of the world-wide known Prae-/Fluxus movement settled here; 1981 additionally an annual exhibition of other local artists was initiated, in 2014 an "open Art Galery" was started where house-owners offer free of charge space for art in their gardens to promote artists ( see also Link You Tube ).


The 40th exhibition of local artists are hold - under special Corona conditions - at the Roesrath cultural event platform Eulenbroich Castle in October. Awards are sponsored by the local Dr.Juergen Rembold Foundation, which each year supports private initiatives of Civil Society in the Roesrath area. Marie-Christin Hallier is exhibiting her Emu II from her newest work-cycle "Omnis Mundi Creatura".

20.09.2020 : Smart Cities Reader

Prof.Dr. G.M.Mutanov published in a joint project of al-Farabi KazNu , UNAI Global Hub on sustainability , the Ban Ki-moon Institute of Sustanability, the MDP/Global Classroom Program the monograph "Smart Cities on the Silk Road: International Experience of Sustainable Development of Cities". Reviewers of the Reader had been Professor Dr. B.Hallier and Prof. Dr. A. Satybaldin.


For Prof.Dr.Hallier the Reader shows that the New Road and Belt Initiative is not only a revitalization of the traditional Silk Road but that the city- and regional planners are in search for future benchmarks for smart cities. More of his views : PDF

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