From October 15-23 2021, the New Urban progress fellows took a delegation trip across Germany. Visiting Berlin, Leipzig, Essen, Wuppertal and Duisburg, the fellows engaged and interacted with leading policy makers, activists, and community leaders.
Watch the four videos below to catch a glimpse of our travels!
October 15-19: Berlin
In Berlin, we discussed visions for cities of the future and met with initiatives and actors who are trying to implement visions of a more democratic, sustainable, and just city of their own.
October 19-21: Leipzig
In Leipzig, we focused on how cities can build back better. From City Hall and discussing with Deputy Mayor Ulrich Hörning to biking out to repurposed factories, our delegation learned from many sides of Leipzig.
October 21-23: Ruhr Valley
In the Ruhr Valley, we looked at urban examples of a green future, visited the Wuppertal Institute, and discussed with the Mayor of Wuppertal, Uwe Schneidewind, on how urban areas can go from industrial to sustainable.
First impressions after the trip
After a week of travelling, what memories stay with us? On the last day of our delegation trip, three fellows talk about the lasting impressions the journey through Germany has made.
New Urban Progress is the joint metro initiative of Das Progressive Zentrum, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the Progressive Policy Institute.
The project is supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany and funded by the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).