Marie Preuß supports adelphi’s project teams in the areas of “smart city” and “digitization” as a project assistant. Her work focuses on researching smart city approaches and applications in German cities and on analysing their possible environmental impacts.
Prior to joining adelphi, Marie gained practical experience in urban and regional development and in international cooperation. As a student assistant at KoRiS (Communicative Urban and Regional Development) in Hanover, she accompanied the development of several urban and regional development and climate action concepts. She worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the field of municipal partnerships. During a one-year stay abroad in Durban, South Africa, she worked for the local city council on environmental education and community development, organising and supervising a project aimed at raising local awareness of climate change. At the Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ), she supervised the operation of an autonomous minibus shuttle as part of a real-world autonomous driving laboratory on the Berlin EUREF campus.
Marie is currently pursuing a master's degree in urban geography at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Throughout her studies, she has devoted a special focus to urban development and the smart city. She completed her bachelor’s degree in human geography at Leibniz Universität Hannover. For her bachelor thesis, she dealt with the effects of international voluntary services.