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Eher Finanz- statt Wohnungsmarkt. Foto: AdobeStock/peterschreiber.media

Are Cities the New Stock Markets? – Gentrification between Upgrading and Financialization

A few short years ago, everything seemed to be fine in the urban world. Apartments served their purpose as homes at prices more or less matched to... more
apl. Prof. Dr. Dietmar Sturzbecher. Foto: Dirk Vegelahn

Coming of Age – Growing Up at the Focus of Research

Childhood and youth are times of great changes and searching, phases full of tensions, risks, and opportunities. At the Institute for Applied... more
Das Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung. Foto: DIW.

The Courage to Take a Risk and a Passion for Innovation – Alexander Kritikos is a researcher and teacher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and at the University of Potsdam

An expert on the Greek crisis, Alexander Kritikos is frequent commentator for newspapers, television, and radio. Although Kritikos was born in Munich,... more
Dr. Christian Schmidt-Wellenburg. Foto: Karla Fritze.

The Thinking Club - Scientific network researches political struggles over new forms of transnationalization

The world is in flux: money is becoming digital, people are highly mobile, and the economy is global. As a consequence, some say, politics has turned... more
Rathaus in Hannover. Foto: pixabay/connormik.

A Fresh Breeze in the Community – Administrative scientists establish European research network for local public sector reform

They decide where to found new schools or whether a utility company will be privatized. They finance education and cultural institutions and run... more

City, Country, Climate - Why global climate policy is also a matter of administration

Climate change affects us all. It confronts humanity with problems that we can only overcome together – if at all. Year after year, representatives... more
Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Potsdam Summer School 2016. Foto: IASS/Pierro Chiussi.

Potsdam Summer School Explores the Future of Cities – International exchange on the sustainability of human environments

Potsdam, 28.08.2017. The rapid pace of change around the world is presenting humankind and human environments with tremendous challenges. What... more
Smog über Hongkong. Foto: Fotolia.com/Stripped Pixel

Post-carbon futures – Making the City of Tomorrow

About two thirds of all Europeans and over three quarters of Germans now live in cities…and their number is continuously increasing. Urbanization is a... more