Today, land is mainly seen as capital value. This perception certainly is worth a reconsideration. Why, is being perfectly illustrated by the case of the city development project 'Blankenburger Süden'. The outcome of a historical and personal investigation of this case and its site is bundled in a newspaper. The variety of articles give insights in the complexity of the difficulties of this development project, as well as thereby caused and intensified conflicts of (future) residents, the municipality and city planners.