The small settlement of Düsseldorf has experienced much over time. The creation of the Rheinbahn was a key issue over a century ago as was the integration of many outlying villages.
During the socalled economic miracle of the mid 1950’s and early 1960’s Dusseldorf was able to register the highest level of industrial employment and largest development of areas for industry and trade.
The decision to make Düsseldorf the state capital of newly created North Rhine Westphalia and consequently the seat of parliament laid the foundation for its immense importance.
Later, a structural change arose, which saw the relocation of jobs from industry and trade to communications and services. This development allowed many abandoned areas to be opened for new usage. One specific example for this process was the redevelopment of the harbour. Poor economic predictions led to a continuous restructuring has led to today’s Medienhafen with gastronomy, communication, media and creative studios as well as service companies.
Another project area has been the restructuring of several former barracks and residential areas of the British Army following withdrawal. One high profile area is the area beside the airport, which has been and still is recreated as a new office park.
Further development of note can be seen. The restructuring of the goods station in the district of Derendorf has resulted in urban development of appartments and flats with landscaped spaces and improved road infrastruture. Meanwhile in Oberkassel too, many residential premises have been created along with the redevelopment of former brewery and industrial zones.