Transatlantic project enters new phase

New Urban Progress launches new website and invites to an online conference

Over the course of three years, the project New Urban Progress is set to promote an exchange of ideas on how to deal with local challenges in Germany and the USA. It focuses on the role of cities in inclusive growth and sustainable innovation.

The joint project New Urban Progress of the Alfred-Herrhausen-Gesellschaft, the Progressive Policy Institute and Das Progressive Zentrum is entering its next phase by launching its project website. There you will find all news from the project and a detailed overview of the mission and the actors involved.

The project is also gaining momentum in terms of content. On May 18th, 20th and 25th, the Urban Forum will take place. The video conference is the first major event of New Urban Progress in Germany. Participate and bring your expertise and ideas to our virtual workshops! Information about participation is available on the new website (in German).


At Das Progressive Zentrum, Diego was a Project Manager and primarily coordinated the annual Progressive Governance Summit and the New Urban Progress transatlantic dialogue. Diego is also currently the Get-Out-the-Vote Coordinator for Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Democrats Abroad. Before that role he was Chair of Democrats Abroad Berlin and also a Bernie Sanders Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Dr. Maria Skóra

Policy Fellow, Research Associate (Institut für Europäische Politik)
Maria Skóra is a Research Associate at the Institut für Europäische Politik and a policy fellow at Das Progressive Zentrum. Previously, she was head of the International Dialogue program at Das Progressive Zentrum. She holds a master's degree in sociology and a PhD in economics. 2018 Alumna of the Young Leaders Program at the Aspen Institute Central Europe in Prague. 2019 Visiting Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and AICGS, Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC.
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