Former Team Members

Nele Kress

Thematic Area Environment and Society
Department of Environmental Politics

Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Nele Kress

Research Focus

  • Urban Stustainability Transformations
  • Environmental Governance
  • Smart Cities
  • Imaginaries

Curriculum Vitae

01/2020 − 03/2021

Research associate at the UFZ – Project Governance of Sociotechnical Transformations

02/2019 – 12/2019

Research assistant at the UFZ – Project Governance of Sociotechnical Transformations

06/2018 – 09/2018

Internship at the World Future Council – Department Climate, Energy and Cities

11/2017 – 02/2018

Research assistant at the UFZ – Project Enabling Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Melanesia and Micronesia

10/2016 – 09/2019

M.Sc. in Sustainable Development with a specialization in Earth System Governance at the University of Leipzig and Utrecht University (Netherlands) – Thesis: Rethinking Smart Cities: An Empirical Study of the Urban Laboratory ‚Verschwörhaus‘ in Ulm (Germany) and its Potentials for a Community-driven Smart Transition

04/2015 – 07/2015

Internship at the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht – Department Human Dimensions of Coastal Areas

08/2013 – 09/2013

Internship at the Political Unit of Greenpeace e.V., Berlin

10/2011 – 03/2016

B.Sc. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (minor Political Science) at the Leuphana University Lüneburg and Karlstad University (Sweden) – Thesis: The role of future visions in environmental and sustainability policy. A case study: Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation