Anika Schmidt


Anika Schmidt (M.Sc.)

Scientific Staff

Department Urban and Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig

Research Interests

  • participatory urban governance
  • cooperative urban development
  • urban lab approaches
  • urban development oriented towards the common good
  • urban (environmental) justice
  • transdisciplinary and transformative scientific approaches

Curriculum Vitae

since 01/2018

scientific staff at the Department for Urban and Environmental Sociology at UFZ

12/2018 - 12/2020

since 10/2011

freelance and voluntary work as trainer in political education

10/2012 - 09/2016

M.Sc. Social and Economic Geography at the University of Leipzig (focus subjects: Urban Management and Globalisation Reserach)

final thesis: "Decentral Accommodation of refugees in Leipzig. Municipal Fields of Action and the influence of non-state actors" (supervised by Dr. Reinhard Wießner and Dr. Annegret Haase)

02/2011 - 02/2015

Student/scientific assistant in different project related to (re-)migration and regional development at the Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography - IfL (not constantly)

09/2015 - 12/2015

Research Stay and Internship at the Laboratory of Critical Urbanism, European Humanities University, Vilnius

10/2007 - 09/2012

B.Sc. Geography at the Dresden Technical University (focus subjects: Sociology and Water Management, additional minor degree in Latin American Studies)


Haase, Annegret, Schmidt, Anika (2021): Grüne Gentrifizierung. Eine neue Herausforderung für nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung. In: Glatter, Jan; Mießner, Michael (Hg.): Gentrifizierung und Verdrängung. Aktuelle theoretische, methodische und politische Herausforderungen. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.

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Haase, Annegret; Schmidt, Anika; Rink, Dieter; Kabisch, Sigrun (2020): Leipzig’s Inner East as an Arrival Space? Exploring the Trajectory of a Diversifying Neighbourhood. Urban Planning Vol 5, No 3 (2020): Urban Arrival Spaces: Social Co-Existence in Times of Changing Mobilities and Local Diversity.

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Haase, Annegret; Schmidt, Anika (2019). Grüne Freiräume in Ankunftsquartieren: Funktionen und Herausforderungen für ihre kooperative Entwicklung. UFZ Discussion Paper 4/2019.

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Haase, Annegret; Schmidt, Anika (2019). Grüne Freiräume in heterogenen Quartieren sowie Chancen ihrer kooperativen Entwicklung: Wie sind diese Debatten bislang verknüpft und welche offenen Fragen gibt es? Blogbeitrag bei ESP.DE

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Werner, Franziska; Haase, Annegret; Renner, Nona; Rink, Dieter; Rottwinkel, Malena; Schmidt, Anika (2018): The Local Governance of Arrival in Leipzig: Housing of Asylum-Seeking Persons as a Contested Field. Urban Planning Vol 3, No 4.

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Wiest, Karin; Glöckner, Rick; Leibert, Tim; Schaarwächter, Matthias; Schmidt, Anika (2014): Dealing with female brain-drain in rural Europe: results from the CENTRAL EUROPE Project WOMEN. Leipzig: Leibniz-Inst. für Länderkunde. (Forum IfL 26)

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Lang, Thilo; Hämmerling, Aline; Haunstein, Stefan; Keil, Jan; Nadler, Robert; Schmidt, Anika; Smoliner, Stefanie (2014): Migrants' capacities and expectations : empirical results concerning return migration. In: Return migration to Central and Eastern Europe : transnational migrants' perspectives and local businesses' needs / Thilo Lang & Robert Nadler (Hrsg.). Leipzig: Leibniz-Inst. für Länderkunde (Forum IfL 23), S. 7 - 46.

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Lang, Thilo; Hämmerling, Aline; Keil, Jan; Robert Nadler; Schmidt, Anika; Haunstein, Stefan; Smoliner, Stefanie (2012): Re-Turn Migrant Survey Report: The Migrants’ Potential and Expectations. Leipzig: Leibniz-Inst. für Länderkunde.

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