Contact Details

Postal address

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Registered office

Universitätsstr. 3b
Room 302
10117 Berlin


+49 (0)30 2093 66538


+49 (0)30 2093 66531



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Statement regarding digital accessibility

The Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies and all partners strive to ensure that webpages are designed to be as accessible as possible. Related specifications are set out in the Berlin Accessible Information and Communications Technology Act (BIKTG Bln). The technical requirements regarding accessibility are set out in the German Accessible Information Technology Ordinance (BITV) 2.0.

The new "Urban Life Amidst COVID-19" website available at was set up in 2020. As such, the design and programming work ensured compliance with the guidelines of the German Accessible Information Technology Ordinance (BITV) 2.0.

The website had to be implemented swiftly and therefore the possibility of errors could not be completely ruled out.

This statement regarding accessibility applies to the website It was created on November 26, 2020.

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Please note that you can also report any failures to the Arbitration Service according to the German Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (BGG).
The Arbitration Service according to the German Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (BGG) under the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities can be found online here:

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You can contact the Arbitration Service at the following address:
Schlichtungsstelle nach dem Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz
bei dem Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für die Belange von Menschen mit Behinderungen
Mauerstraße 53
10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 – (0)30 18 527-2805
Fax: +49 – (0)30 18 527-2901