Mandy Töppel

Mandy Töppel joined the IRS in April 2018 as a research associate in the department “Dynamics of Communication, Knowledge and Spatial Development”, where she works in the BMBF funded project „Perceptions of (In-)Security at Urban Places: Best Practices for Urban Design and Digital Planning“. She studied sociology with the focus on Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the „Technische Universität Berlin“. In her diploma thesis she investigated the perception and coping of barriers for electric wheelchair users in Berlin using geotagging as a method. During her work at the „Zentrum für Technik und Gesellschaft“ her research interests included qualitative research methods, the usability,  acceptance and development of technology, especially in the research of the resilience of critical infrastructures and organizations with security responsibilities.

Research Interest and Expertise

Research Foci
Demographic Change
Civic Participation
Resilience Studies
Disciplines
Sociology
Foci in Methods and Concepts
Expert Interviews
Focus Group Method
Grounded Theory Method
Semi-Structured Interviews
Ethnographical Methods
Participatory Observation
Visual Data Analysis

Projects

Ongoing Third-party Funded Projects

Guaranteeing the security of a city's inhabitants is a central task of urban policy, particularly so for structural-spatial planning. Policy and planning thus pursue the goal of improving areas perceived to be unsafe, or indeed to prevent the emergence and stigmatisation of no-go areas in the first place. The joint project “Stadtsicherheit3D”, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, systematises the factors for spatial safety assessments, develops scenarios for intervention, catalogues best practices for policy and planning to date, develops new proposals for best practice on the basis of empirical analyses, and at the same time devises a digital planning tool intended to illuminate the corresponding planning processes using 3D city models. more info

Selected Publications by Year

2017
Töppel, M., Hahne, M., & Bartels, M. (2017). Informationsvorlagen für die interorganisationale Kommunikation im Krisenfall. Crisis prevention.
Töppel, M., Bartels, M., Nagel, C. (Ed.), & Hahne, M. (Ed.) (2017). A Social Network to Identify Responsibilities and Expertises in Crisis Scenarios. DOI: 10.1109/ICT-DM.2016.7857232
2016
Bartels, M., Töppel, M., & Hahne, M. (2016). Vom Katastrophenszenario zum Krisenplan: Organisationsübergreifende Abstimmung im Vorfeld extremer Lagen . Notfallvorsorge.
2012
Stubbe, J., & Töppel, M. (2012). Muster und Verläufe der Mensch- Technik-Interaktivität: Band zum gleichnamigen Workshop am 17./18. Juni 2011 in Berlin . (Technical University Technology Studies Working Papers; Vol. 2012, No. 2). Technische Universität Berlin.
2011
Töppel, M., Stubbe, J., & Schmidt, S. (2011). Technikgenerationen in der Mensch-Technik-Interaktion. 240-245.

Selected Publications by Type

Journal Article
Töppel, M., Hahne, M., & Bartels, M. (2017). Informationsvorlagen für die interorganisationale Kommunikation im Krisenfall. Crisis prevention.
Bartels, M., Töppel, M., & Hahne, M. (2016). Vom Katastrophenszenario zum Krisenplan: Organisationsübergreifende Abstimmung im Vorfeld extremer Lagen . Notfallvorsorge.
Conference Paper
Töppel, M., Bartels, M., Nagel, C. (Ed.), & Hahne, M. (Ed.) (2017). A Social Network to Identify Responsibilities and Expertises in Crisis Scenarios. DOI: 10.1109/ICT-DM.2016.7857232
Töppel, M., Stubbe, J., & Schmidt, S. (2011). Technikgenerationen in der Mensch-Technik-Interaktion. 240-245.
Working Paper, Discussion Paper
Stubbe, J., & Töppel, M. (2012). Muster und Verläufe der Mensch- Technik-Interaktivität: Band zum gleichnamigen Workshop am 17./18. Juni 2011 in Berlin . (Technical University Technology Studies Working Papers; Vol. 2012, No. 2). Technische Universität Berlin.

Talks

2019
Digital planning tools to create vulnerabilities and resilience analyses

The 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting

June/18/2019
Trondheim, Norway

2018
Digital planning tools to create resilience. Challenges and opportunities with the example of Berlin.

Social Constructions of Resiliencies. Theoretical Reflections and Empirical Analyses.

November/21/2018
Leibniz Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung, Erkner, Germany

(Un)seen emotions of fear in (in)secure urban places

ESA Midterm-Conference (RN Qualitative Methods): Unspoken, Unseen, Unheard of. Unexplored Realities in Qualitative Research.

September/07/2018
St. Gallen, Switzerland

Mandy Töppel in the Media