News from the University of Potsdam

Selected Subject:
Smog über Hongkong. Foto: 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
„Früher hatte man nur eine einzige Möglichkeit, sich in die Kommunalpolitik einzumischen: Indem man zur Wahl ging“, sagt Jochen Franzke. Foto: Christian Schwier/Fotolia

“Not Without Us!” – New forms of participatory democracy enrich local policy

Water cannons roll, batons are swung, tear gas is in the air. The Stuttgart Palace Gardens have changed into a place of violence, chaos, rage and... more
[Translate to Übersetzung Englisch:] Ankunft am Flughafen in Mazar, Foto: Julka Jantz

A Travel Diary from Afghanistan: Kabul, 29 September 2014, Day 8

We are stranded at Kabul Airport. Airport Road has been closed since 6am for the high-ranking guests of the president’s inauguration. Civil flights... more
[Translate to Übersetzung Englisch:] Mittagessen bei Dekan Sharaf, Mazar, Foto: Prof. Dr. Harald Fuhr

A Travel Diary from Afghanistan: Mazar, 30 September 2014, Day 9

We are heading north on a ruler-straight street towards Mazar-e Sharif International Airport. A lot has changed since we arrived here for the first... more
[Translate to Übersetzung Englisch:] Foto: Harlad Fuhr

A Travel Diary from Afghanistan: Kabul, 28 September 2014, Day 7

We started in Herat this morning at 6am. Due to the usual morning traffic jams we only have about an hour to freshen up in our hotel before visiting... more

A Travel Diary from Afghanistan: Herat, 27 September 2014, Day 6

Right away we notice the many female students in the first seminar room. What a contrast to Jalalabad! The men are sitting on one side of the room,... more
[Translate to Übersetzung Englisch:] Foto: Julka Jantz

A Travel Diary from Afghanistan: Kabul/Herat, 26 September 2014, Day 5

We meet our DAAD colleagues for the obligatory Friday hotel brunch and pick up our discussion where we left off at the airport on the first day. How... more
Quelle: Andreas Klaer

Politics Upclose

The Institute of Local Government Studies
They decide where to build new bike paths and how many places to create in day-care centers for children. They also decide about the opening hours of... more
Gruppenbild WIPCAD 2013, Foto: Karla Fritze

Wicked Problems

Young academics investigate “Contested Public Administration”
Science rarely seems to be simple because it tries to explore the unexplored and to understand what has not been understood so far. The questions and... more