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Smog over Hong Kong. Picture: 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 worldwide trend. It is estimated that over 60% of Chinese people will be...
20. Mar 2015
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 worldwide trend. It is estimated that over 60% of Chinese people more ...
“In the past the only possibility to interfere into local politics was to go the polls,” Franzke says. Voter turnout, however, has been continuously decreasing for years now, the researcher point. Picture: 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 despair. It is the 30 September 2010, the day protests against the project...
12. Mar 2015
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 despair. It is the 30 September 2010, the day protests against the more ...
Their work also turned out to be real field research. After taking a propeller plane from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi, the researchers had to cover 500 km through Nepal’s lowlands and midlands – in a jeep. Picture: Bastian Jantz

A Day’s March to the Midwife – Administrative experts monitor new approach in Nepal’s healthcare system

Scientists from the University of Potsdam recently visited Nepal to monitor the impact of a government program to foster the decentralization of health governance. They started their tour in the capital Kathmandu and traveled to...
02. Mar 2015
Scientists from the University of Potsdam recently visited Nepal to monitor the impact of a government program to foster the decentralization of health governance. They started their tour in the capital Kathmandu and more ...

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