Research for the Urban Commons.

Urban Research Group at the
Georg Simmel Zentrum für Metropolenforschung Berlin

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about us.

The URBAN RESEARCH GROUP is conducting interdisciplinary and applied urban research with a main focus on the URBAN COMMONS. We are researchers from different disciplinary and institutional backgrounds. The Georg Simmel Centre for Metropolitan Studies is our platform.

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Texts & Books on Urban Commons

Selected books of our members:
Urban Commons: Moving beyond State and Market.

Editors: Dellenbaugh, Mary; Kip, Markus; Bieniok, Majken; Müller, Agnes; Schwegmann, Martin No. 154 of the series: Bauwelt Fundamente June 2015

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Bologna as a Laboratory for Urban Commons

Editors: Schwegmann, Martin; Kremer, Elisabeth
In cooperation with the program "Actors of Urban Change" of Robert Bosch Stiftung

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Commoning in New Tourism Areas. Co-performing evening socials at Admiralbrücke in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Kip, M. & Sommer, C. (2019). In T. Frisch, C. Sommer, L. Stoltenberg, & N. Stors (Eds.), Tourism and Everyday Life in the Contemporary City. Routledge.

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Entry "Commons"

Kip, M. (2018). In B. Belina, M. Naumann und A. Strüver (Eds.), Handbuch Kritische Stadtgeographie. 3rd Edition (pp. 212-217). Westfälisches Dampfboot.

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Urban commons: Toward a better understanding of the potentials and pitfalls of self-organized projects.

Dellenbaugh-Losse, M. (2020). In H. Sadri & S. Zeybekoglu (Eds.), Cities without Capitalism. Taylor & Francis.

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Wartest Du noch auf Geld oder machst Du schon selber? Urban Commons und die Politik des Sparzwangs.

Kip, M. , & Müller, A.K. (2016). In Open Urban Institute (Ed.), Narango: Jahrbuch für die urbane Debatte, (pp. 242-251). Frankfurt.

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Related Research & Articles

  • Bieniok, M. (2019). Urban-Body-&-Mind-Sessions. Jahrestagung 2019, ZeE Verlag: Berlin. (in print)
  • Bieniok, M. & Bart, M. (2019). Freude, Erholung und Verbundenheit mit der Umwelt durch Urban-Body-&-Mind-Sessions – Ein Bericht aus der Praxis. Zeitschrift Umweltpsychologie, Heft 1 „Psychologie im Raum: Bildung, Arbeit, Gesundheit, Orientierung“, 77-90, Pabst Sience Publishers: Lengerich.
  • Bieniok, M. (2016). Mentale Repräsentation von urbanen Lieblingsplätzen, Empirische Evaluationsmethoden (20); Workshop 2015, 7-34, ZeE Verlag: Berlin.
  • Bieniok, M. (2014). Favorite urban places, Zeitschrift Umweltpsychologie, Heft 2 (35) „Aneignung, Teilhabe, Wohlbefinden“, 67-83, Pabst Sience Publishers: Lengerich.
  • Bieniok, M. (2014). Cutting edge research – Environment related human needs and urban planning. (Chapt. 10 – p. 350) In: S. Nolen-Hoeksema, B. L. Fredrickson, G. R. Loftus & C. Lutz (Eds.) Atkinson & Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology, (16e), Wadsworth – Cengage Learning: Andover.
  • Bieniok, M., van der Meer, E. & Beyer, R. (2013). Metropolitan Features, Their Potential to Satisfy Environment-Related Needs, and Their Implementation in the Urban Planning of Berlin, Empirische Evaluationsmethoden (17); Workshop 2012, 5-24, ZeE Verlag: Berlin.
  • Kip, Markus und Douglas Young. 2020. „The Paradox of Preserving Modernism. Heritage Debates atAlexanderplatz.“ In: Socialist and Post-socialist Urbanisms. A Global Perspective. Lisa Drummond undDouglas Young, eds., 185-203. University of Toronto Press.
  • Kip, Markus und Christoph Sommer. 2019. „Commoning in New Tourism Areas. Co-performing eveningsocials at Admiralbrücke in Berlin-Kreuzberg“ InTourism and Everyday Life in the Contemporary City.Thomas Frisch, Christoph Sommer, Stoltenberg und Natalie Stors, eds., 211-231. Routledge.
  • Kip, Markus. 2017. The Ends of Union Solidarity: Undocumented Labour and German TradeUnions. Book Series Labor and Globalization. International Center for Developmentand Decent Work No. 10. Hampp Verlag.
  • Cyrus, Norbert und Markus Kip. 2015. „Arbeitsrechte mobilisieren ohne Aufenthaltsstatus.Von faktischer Rechtlosigkeit zur Veränderung geltenden Rechts?“ Industrielle Beziehungen 22 (1): 33-50.
  • Dellenbaugh, Mary, Markus Kip, Majken Bieniok, Agnes Müller und Martin Schwegmann, Eds. 2015.
  • Urban Commons. Moving Beyond State and Market. Bauwelt Fundamente No. 154. Birkhäuser / DeGruyter.
  • Kip, Markus und Wladimir Sgibnev, Eds. 2014 / 2015. Double Issue „Modernism and the(Post-)Socialist City“, Europa Regional 22 (1-2)
  • Kip, Markus, Alan Bourke und Tia Dafnos, Hg. 2011. Lumpencity. Discourses of Marginality– Marginalizing Discourses. Red Quill Books
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Our Members

Current members of the Urban Research Group
Majken Bieniok

Dr. Dipl. Psychologist, Humboldt University Berlin

Dr. Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse

B Sc. MA Landscape Architecture, Dr. rer. nat., Humboldt University Berlin | Blog

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Markus Kip

PhD. Sociology, York University, Toronto

Agnes Katharina Müller

Dr.-Ing. Architect, Technical University Berlin
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Dr. Martin Schwegmann

Dr.-Ing. Architect, Technical University Berlin
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Nils-Eyk Zimmermann

Political scientist, consultant and author, Berlin
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Nils-Eyk Zimmermann
Political Science, consultant, project manager. Born 1973 in Wolfenbüttel, Degree in Political Science (Potsdam University). 2003-2018 Program Manager Active Citizenship (Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg of Robert Bosch Stiftung and MitOst) and Manager Publications for…
Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse
Landscape Architecture & Urban Geography; Consultant & Project Manager. Born in 1982 in Princeton, NJ, USA. 2001-2006 B.S. in Forest Science from the University of New Hampshire.  2007-2010 Masters in Landscape…
Markus Kip
Sociology; Post-doc at the Georg-Simmel-Center for Metropolitan Studies. Born 1976 in Hamilton, ON 1999 B.A. in Philosophy and Theology, Munich School of Philosophy, SJ 1999 – 2000 Studies in Theology at…
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Urban Research Group Urban Commons
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