Urban Revitalization
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

15.08.2020 : Cologne Faces

In daily life permanently we are physically confronted with faces - also in social media we look for "faces" which are known to us - and the success of "facebook" is obvious a proof of this thesis. "Faces" are profiles - and agglomerations of faces can stand for example for friendship-groups, parties or CITIES .


The medical doctor and artist Dr. Sascha Lehmann (SAXA) from Cologne/Germany developped his personal style "to look behind the faces" . He interviewed for a public exhibition 12 personalities of the City of Cologne each for an hour about their life-experiences ; those recorded words became the tool-box for the artist : by giving the characters of the words each a special strength/shadow he created portraits in the size of 1 meter x 1 meter as in the case of Prof.Dr.B.Hallier . Both are also together with the Fluxus-Artist Mary Bauermeister partners in the KTG-Foundation for Art and Art Therapy (see).

15.07.2020 : Electronic City Marketing

Already in 1999 Prof.Dr.Hallier created an EHI-Workshop for Electronic City Marketing in Germany. In three steps within two years a concept was discussed with experts from the city marketing associations , IT-experts and retailers; a framework for a research-project defined and a pitch for communication agencies organized ( see pic : retail technology 4/01, p. 28/29 ) . A test should have been run in five cities ranging from small to medium and big cities.

"Unfortunately the financial support for the 3 million Euro by potential sponsors failed at that time : peanuts seen in the review of more than 20 years. All actors of city marketing would have gained a lot of know-how which in 2020 is urgently needed due to the Covid 19 disruption." Prof.Hallier claimed in welcome greetings for international guests of the 25th CORP Conference in the city of Aachen . ( more about the Conference at corp)

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