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Nina Manz

Urban Design

Property Issues, Co-productive Planning,
Knowledge Transfer


Nina is interested in the urban intersections of academia and activism and co-founder of UKC.

André Losso

Urban Studies

Smart cities, Everyday life,
Right to the City

Curitiba, Brussels

Internationalist, from Communications and Law Studies, drawing into Critical Urban Geography.

Josef Adler

Urban Studies

Project Management,
Housing, Finance


Josef is one of UKC's fouding members and interested in social and cooperative housing.

Miriam Rausch

Urban Studies

Trade-offs in Planning, Critical Urbanism, Social Justice


As a sociologist and urbanist by passion, Miriam likes to discuss about and take action in the field of fair and inclusive cities.

Maria Prosviryakova

Urban Studies

Cycling, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, In-depth Interviews


Journalist by training and avid cyclist by nature, Maria is passionate about sustainable mobility and solution-oriented reporting

Lou Rosenkranz

Affordable Housing, Critical Urban Methods, Co-designing Urban Futures.

Amsterdam, Berlin

Lou is working at the intersection of activism, art, and urban planning with attention to artistic, and ethnographic methods, a critical engagement with how knowledge and cities get produced and the ambition to create an affordable, just future.

Vitaly Matveev

Urban Studies

Housing, Sustainable
Development, GIS


A real estate consultant growing into a critical urban geographer.

Beatrice Bellavia

Urban Studies

Participatory Processes,
Social innovation


Trained as a sociologist, Bea likes to walk, observe and capture the urban on camera.

Valentin Hillen

Urban Studies

Knowledge Exchange, Cycling,
Right to the City


Valentin co-founded the UKC and is interested in common good oriented projects as well as social affairs and equality.

Clarissa Kees

Urban Studies

Climate Action, Urban
Mobility, Public Space


With a background in development cooperation and sustainable urbanism, Clarissa draws attention to inequalities and climate issues on an urban level.

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