Without the additional support and expertise in data analysis, visualization, modeling and climate data, this project would not be possible. Besides the colleagues of the City Science Lab, the climate specialists of GERICS are supporting the project. The IASS is conducting an evaluation on questions of art and science corporations to ensure that the knowledge gained will be sustainable, too.
Data Scientist / City Science Lab
Till Degkwitz studied Computer Science, Political Science and State Science at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg and the University of Bremen. He worked as a freelance full stack developer on data analytic systems in the field of business intelligence. His current research focuses on processes of data analysis and visualisation in and with urban data platforms, collaborative tools in urban planning, and transformative forms of participation in the context of new information and communication technologies. At City Science Lab, he works on projects Urban Data Hub, Connected Urban Twins and Cockpit Urban Infrastructures.
Urban Modeller / City Science Lab
Rico Herzog studied environmental engineering, industrial engineering, and policy analysis at the Technical Universities of Darmstadt and Delft. With a background in spatial planning and in computational modelling and simulation of complex socio-ecological-technical systems, his research revolves around digital urban twins and their contribution to a sustainable urban transformation. Further academic interest lies in public value conflicts in urban planning and in serious gaming approaches.
Software Developer and Researcher / City Science Lab
Daniel Schulz studied architecture with a focus on urban planning at the TU Berlin, where he already worked on participation and digitalization, developing digital tools for planning, urban research and multi stakeholder collaboration. He also worked as a web developer and media designer with his own company.
At City Science Lab, he works on building digital tools and has been the lab’s tech lead since 2022.
Climate scientist / GERICS
Dr. Gaby Langendijk is a climate scientist at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS). Her research interests are urban climate change, regional climate modelling, climate extremes & impacts, climate adaptation & services. She has extensive experience handling large climate model datasets to analyse climate change in cities. Previously she worked at the UN World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Joint Planning Staff, at the UN World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Scientist / GERICS
Climate-adaptation practitioner turned scientist, with a background in Development studies and Environmental sciences. At GERICS, his research focuses on the usability of climate information for adaptation purposes in cities. Previously he founded and directed Adapt-Chile, an NGO operating in Latin America which focuses on supporting local governments to adapt to climate risks. His research interests have brought him to Burkina Faso and Mali on aspects of food (in)security, conservation in Colombia and Costa Rica, and environmental conflicts in Chile, Argentina and Mexico.
Coordinator and Curator at GERICS
Anke Schlünsen-Rico joined the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) as a foreign language assistant for the Helmholtz Institute for Climate Service Science and the World Climate Research Programme. Currently responsible for the GERICS project Climate Service and Art, she draws on her background as a curator. As such, she created exhibitions for the GIZ at the UN-Habitat III, the NGO fern at the European Parliament and Greenpeace International at the COP24.
Teresa Erbach studied psychology, philosophy, and literature in Munich, Toulouse, and Berlin, and worked freelance in artistic and scientific contexts for several years. As a project manager, she realized several contract research projects for foundations and trade unions at the research institute Mauss Research before joining the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) as a research associate in the group Narratives and Images of Sustainability. Today she is part of the IASS project Art-Science Cooperations for Sustainability where she initiates and accompanies transdisciplinary research projects, science communication projects and artistic research on sustainability issues.