Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies

Colloquium "Housing in Berlin"

Supply of urban accommodation is becoming a major issue on city council agendas.
Also in Berlin, rising rents, new building projects, ecological challenges of urban development and the widespread tendency for living spaces to become divided and separated into areas defined by different social groups are all bringing new challenges. This phenomenon is not only a benchmark in several local government debates but also increasingly being taken up in various scientific studies. The research landscape is shaped by varying approaches of the different disciplines.

With the Interdisciplinary colloquium “Housing in Berlin“ we aim to foster on-going exchange between often disconnected approaches and reference points, quotations and opinions  towards urban planning, architecture,  the real estate and housing business, geography, social science and other disciplines. The goal of the colloquium is to develop an on-going interdisciplinary exchange on housing related questions in regard to urban development.

The Interdisciplinary colloquium “Housing/ living in Berlin“ at the Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies  is being organized and carried out by  Laura Calbet i Elias (TU Berlin, Center for Metropolitan Studies; The Institute for City - and Regional Planning), Dr. Ares Kalandides (INPOLIS GmbH/ TU Berlin, Urban Management Program) and Dr. Andrej Holm (HU Berlin, Institute for Social Sciences).

Students at Berlin or Brandeburg universities, technical colleges and polytechs, who  are writing their thesis projects on housing policy related (BA, MA, PhD)  themes  (Applications must be made), are invited to take part in this Interdisciplinary colloquium „Living in the City …Housing/ living in Berlin“ at the Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies starting in the winter semester 2015/2016.

Please submit your applications, including  CV, letter of motivation and letter of recommendation by latest 10th October.
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