The World in the City: Berlin – New York – Toronto
Social SciencesSociologySocial and economic geographyOther social sciences

The International Graduate Research Training Group (ITRG) "The World in the City" is a collaboration between TU, HU and FU Berlin, Columbia, Fordham, NYU, City University of New York, University of Toronto and York University in Toronto.

The interdisciplinary program is located at the Center for Metropolitan Studies at TU Berlin.

Focus

The focus is on the following questions:

  • How has metropolitanism developed since the nineteenth century? To what extent did individual forms of metropolitanism emerge during different time periods and in different areas of the world? What overarching features, transfers, or appropriations exist in a global world?
  • What impact did the nineteenth century’s surge of globalization have on the development of metropoles? Which role did/do external networks play in the internal construction of metropolitan identities, everyday practices, and architectures?
  • To what extent do modern metropoles enable processes of globalization in the first place?

Each cycle of the program runs for 3 years. The 12 fully-funded doctoral fellows, 2 post-docs, and 3 associated doctoral candidates come from a variety of disciplines. Moreover, the program offers an intensive curriculum and advising program, including a research stay abroad.

Prof. Dr Dorothee Brantz Prof. Dr Alexander Nützenadel Elisabeth Asche Technische Universität Berlin Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Freie Universität Berlin programme globalisation

Contact Information

Chair:
Prof. Dr Dorothee Brantz
Prof. Dr Alexander Nützenadel
Coordinator:
Dr. Noa Ha
TU Berlin
Center for Metropolitan Studies (CMS)
Hardenbergstr. 16-18
10623 Berlin
Telephone:
+49 (0)30 314 284 01
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Uni:
Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin