Remaking Berlin

Remaking Berlin

A History of the City through Infrastructure, 1920-2020

Timothy Moss


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An examination of Berlin's turbulent history through the lens of its water and energy infrastructures.

In Remaking Berlin, Timothy Moss takes a novel perspective on Berlin's turbulent twentieth-century history, examining it through the lens of its water and energy infrastructures. He shows that, through a century of changing regimes, geopolitical interventions, and socioeconomic volatility, Berlin's networked urban infrastructures have acted as medium and manifestation of municipal, national, and international politics and policies. Moss traces the coevolution of Berlin and its infrastructure systems from the creation of Greater Berlin in 1920 to remunicipalization of services in 2020, encompassing democratic, fascist, and socialist regimes.


Timothy Moss:
Timothy Moss is Senior Researcher at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems at Humboldt University of Berlin.