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PhD Student

Katharina Götting joined the Research Institute for Sustainability – Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS) as a research associate in June 2019. As part of an interdisciplinary junior research group, she is writing her thesis on psychological factors that influence the acceptance of traffic measures aimed at reallocating public space and access to these spaces. She is particularly interested in the perceived equity and the concept of acceptance.

Katharina Götting previously worked on a variety of topics with the adelphi think tank. She studied psychology in Wuppertal and Berlin and wrote her master thesis on nature connectedness. She is a member of the environmental psychology collective Wandelwerk e.V. and a qualified systemic mediator.



Jarass, J., Nähring, A., Merzoug, S., Becker, S., Götting, K., Kläver, A., Czeh, A. (2021). Platz statt Kreuzung – Straßenraum neu denken: Mehr Aufenthaltsqualität im öffentlichen Raum als Treiber für die Verkehrswende. Internationales Verkehrswesen 4|2021, 18-22.

Becker, S., Götting, K. (2021). Wege zu einem klimafreundlichen Mobilitätsverhalten, in Nanz, P., Lawrence, M. G., Renn, O., & Meyer, J. (Eds.). (2021). Klimaschutz: Wissen und Handeln. Bonn: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 61-75.


Götting, K., Becker, S. (2020). Reaktionen auf die Pop-Up-Radwege in Berlin. Ergebnisse einer explorativen Umfrage zur temporären Radinfrastruktur im Kontext der Covid-19 Pandemie. IASS Study.


Renn, O., Becker, S., Gaschnig, H., Götting, K., Lilliestam, J., Schäuble, D., & Setton, D. (2019). Carbon Pricing for a Socially Just Energy Transition. IASS Policy Brief, 2019(10).


Renn, O., Becker, S., Gaschnig, H., Götting, K., Lilliestam, J., Schäuble, D., & Setton, D. (2019). CO2-Bepreisung für eine sozial gerechte Energiewende. IASS Policy Brief, 2019(6).


Götting, K., Böhme, T., Geiger, S. M. (2019). Connectedness to Nature Scale – Adolescents (CNS-A) Entwicklung und Validierung einer Skala zur Erfassung von Naturverbundenheit bei Jugendlichen. Umweltpsychologie 23(2), 131-150.

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Category Publication
Connectedness to nature is considered an important predictor of environmentally conscious behaviour. Adolescents represent an important target group in education for sustainable development. In this study, a youth version in German of the Connectedness to Nature Scale (CNS; Mayer & Frantz, 2004) was developed and validated.
Category Media
The online seminars of the project "Straßen für Menschen" (Streets for People) start the next round, this time around the topic of traffic experiments. On five dates in November and December, there will be inputs, discussions and best practice examples on a wide variety of topics from the field of traffic experiments.
Category Blog
It was one year ago that the first pop-up bike lane was established in Berlin at Hallesches Ufer. Many more followed - especially in the district Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Air quality measurements on Kottbusser Damm show that cyclists are now exposed to less air pollution in the form of nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) than before the pop-up bike lanes were set up - regardless of the pandemic.
Category Media
A report on the planned expansion of pop-up cycle lanes in Berlin cites the results of EXPERI's survey on the acceptance of the new infrastructure.