In the fourth episode of our DEVELOPMENT CITY PODCAST, we spoke with Lisa Buchmann. She is an environmental scientist and has lived in Berlin for six years. She is currently a research assistant in the field of integrated transport planning at the TU Berlin. In addition, Lisa Buchmann has been involved in the “Berlin car-free referendum” since September 2020 and works there in the areas of public relations and strategic issues.
We were also able to welcome the urban historian Axel Diehlmann, who already spoke with us in our first podcast episode on the topic of Liebig 34 and the future of left-wing alternative living spaces in Friedrichshain.
Focus of the discussion: The plan for a car-free Berlin city centre
The topic of this episode is the initiative “Volksentscheid Berlin autofrei“. According to the initiative’s plans, the so-called “Berlin Law for Public-Welfare-Oriented Road Use” should reduce car traffic in the S-Bahn ring to “necessary journeys” and thus create “safe streets and more space for everyone“.
What does that mean in concrete terms? The initiative envisages a rededication of public road space over an area of 88 square kilometres. The aim of the initiative is to produce significantly less car traffic within the S-Bahn ring.
Urban Development Podcast
Topic: INITIATIVE “berlin car-free referendum”
Guest: Lisa Buchmann
About the person: Lisa Buchmann is an environmental scientist and has lived in Berlin for six years. She has been involved in the “Berlin car-free referendum” since September 2020 and works there in the areas of public relations and strategic issues.