The Urban Research and Design Laboratory at the Technische Universität, Berlin (Markthalle IX)
What: A collection of bold ideas to transform the way we use the river.
Description: Among the proposals is the SpreeBus water taxi, a new eco-friendly way to get around the city. In addition, a boardwalk running along both sides of the river would create a new public space for markets, cafes or just leisurely strolls.
Why: The students talked to residents, politicians and business owners, then synthesized their research into a comprehensive plan that makes the river an accessible amenity for everyone.
Why not: The tour boat mafia might not look kindly on cheap public competition.