Research group “Sustainability and Social Transformation” (NugeT)
Despite various efforts, the “great transformation” (WBGU 2011) towards a more sustainable lifestyle and form of economic activity has stalled – at a global, national, and also regional level. In this process, it becomes more and more apparent that technical innovations are indeed indispensable and essential for sustainable development, but that social innovations and – eventually – a profound cultural change has to take place as well. Against this background, the research group addresses the societal challenges of sustainable development, particularly in urban spaces.
Their focus is on transdisciplinary and transformative research methods, aiming at the development, testing, and research of sustainable solutions in cooperation with science and society. This often implies a problem- and application-oriented approach. The group has long-term experience and particular competences in real-world lab research. Since 2012, it runs the real-world lab District Future with a large number of sub-projects and experiments and also provides significant theoretical and conceptual impulses for real-world lab research. The group is also responsible for the development of the Karlsruhe Transformation Center for Sustainability and Cultural Change whose range of tasks includes not only research, but also education, consulting, innovation, reflection, and contemplation – always guided by the concept of sustainable development.
|Dr.||Parodi, Oliver||+49 721 608-26816||oliver parodi∂kit edu|
|Albiez, Marius||+49 721 608-23968||m albiez∂kit edu|
|Dipl.-Ing.||Beecroft, Richard||+49 721 608-24674||richard beecroft∂kit edu|
|M.Sc.||Fricke, Annika||+49 721 608-24707||annika fricke∂kit edu|
|Herfs, Lea||+49 721 608-26280||lea herfs∂kit edu|
|Dipl.-Geoökol.||Meyer-Soylu, Sarah||+49 721 608-23993||sarah meyer∂kit edu|
|Dr.||Seebacher, Andreas||+49 721 608-23978||andreas seebacher∂kit edu|
|Dr.||Stelzer, Volker||+49 721 608-23474||volker stelzer∂kit edu|
|Dipl.-Ing.||Trenks, Helena||+49 721 608-26486||helena trenks∂kit edu|
|Veith, Susanne||+49 721 608-26348||susanne veith∂kit edu|
|Dr.||Wagner, Felix||+49 721 608-26360||felix wagner∂kit edu|
|Dipl.-Umweltwiss.||Waitz, Colette||+49 721 608-23118||colette waitz∂kit edu|
|M.Sc.||Wendeberg, Eva||+49 721 608-24841||eva wendeberg∂kit edu|