New Urban Progress Germany/ United States, October 01, 2020

Announcing our new fellows for New Urban Progress

The cohort of next-generation leaders from Germany and the United States works on a broad range of issues and engages with the most pressing topics of our time

We are excited to announce our twenty New Urban Progress Fellows!

The cohort of next-generation leaders from Germany and the United States work on a broad range of issues, from climate change, to journalism, international relations, community organizing, financing and local business, data and tech, as well as city planning. From Berlin to San Francisco, the fellows are engaging with some of the most pressing topics of our time. The New Urban Progress Fellowship will situate their work in urban contexts on both sides of the Atlantic and explore how cities can be actors that lead the way in building a more sustainable and equitable world. In the following weeks will our fellows introduce themselves in short video statements. To access those, just click their names.

The New Urban Progress Fellowship begins on October 1st. After our kick-off conferences with experts in urban public policy in the United States and Germany, this cohort of next generation leaders will dive deeper into the debate on how cities can not just be more democratic and innovative for its citizens - but also emerge as transatlantic actors. Centered around candid conversations on the toughest issues cities are facing, the fellows will discuss and debate best policy practices in three thematic working groups. The results will be written up in three policy papers and presented at closing conferences.

The New Urban Progress fellows are:

From Germany:

  • Alexander Czeh, Researcher, Institute of Transport Research, German Aerospace Center e.V.
  • Steffen Haake, Consultant BMI + City Council Member City of Aurich (Lower Saxony)
  • Sinaida Hackmack, Doctoral Student, Hertie School of Governance
  • Christina Horsten, Correspondent, Deutsche Presse Agentur
  • Andrea Jonas, Researcher, German Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning
  • Melanie Kryst, Project Lead, Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform
  • Marc Lenderman, Economic Counselor, Consulate General of Germany, San Francisco
  • Alison Noehrbass, Policy Officer, Central London Forward
  • Friedrich Paulsen, Department Director, Sparkassen und Giroverband e.V.
  • Francesca Weber-Newth, Project Manager, Tempelhof Projekt GmbH

From the United States:

  • Julian St Patrick Clayton, Head, Global Public Policy, Atlanta Council on Intl. Relations
  • Victoria Boeck, Project Lead, Open Data Informationsstelle, Technologiestiftung Berlin
  • Andrea Gonzalez, Consultant Startup Capital and Workforce Dev., PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development
  • Jamaal Glenn, Vice-President, Alumni Ventures Group and Adjunct Professor, New York University
  • Richard Lawrence Jr., Principal Planner, City of Alexandria, Virginia
  • Grace Levin, Outreach and Engagement, City of Austin
  • Ian Lundy, Director, Transactions on NYCHA 20, NYC Housing Authority
  • Sanjay Seth, Project Manager for Planning and Policy, HR&A Advisors
  • Victoria Herrmann, Managing Director, The Arctic Institute
  • Maria Willett, Chief of Staff, City of Rochester Hills, Michigan

Curious to learn more about our fellows? Click here for their bios.

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).

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