SERSD student 2022-2024


Profile summary

  • Urban climate resilience
  • Spatial planning and governance
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Resilience assessments
  • System thinking

Rieger is a MSc student at the Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development programme

She deepens her skills in resilience thinking for sustainability to solve real-world problems through the master’s degree. Her interests focus on urban planning and governance and its sustainable transformation.

Rieger has a BSc degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from the Leuphana University Luneburg, Germany. There she worked on various topics in the fields of natural science and spatial planning, as well as ethics and European sustainability studies. Rieger gained inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives on sustainability problems through participatory projects in the context of urban nature conservation areas.

During her bachelor’s degree, she spent an integrated year abroad at Karlstad University Sweden where she studied the topics of Nordic climate change, social-ecological stewardship, landscape ecology and environmental risk management in depth. Rieger wrote her bachelor’s thesis on the topic of urban climate resilience in Hamburg Germany regarding heatwaves, for which she conducted expert interviews. To get deeper insights into the topic of climate resilient planning, Rieger did an internship at the Hamburg Ministry for the Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture.

Before her studies, Rieger spent a year volunteering for the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (Naturschutzbund e.V.) in Germany and represented the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as state spokesperson at the federal level.

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