A report from the Statistical Office for Berlin-Brandenburg found an increase in the number of Berlin apartments in 2018, and an SPD politician was appointed as the new justice minister. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
The Südkreuz train station is once again a testing site for video recognition technology. The BVG has partnered with the Netflix series “Dark” to create a special 33-year transit pass. There’s now a way to “Spende Dein Pfand” or “Donate your Deposit” at Schönefeld Airport. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
CityLab Berlin is a new space for startups, scientists and civil society to create digital projects for the city. We spoke with Nicolas Zimmer from Technologiestiftung Berlin, Carolin Silbernagl from Betterplace Lab, and Berlin’s Governing Mayor Michael Müller to learn about the initiative.
The Berlin Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would allow for a citywide rent freeze. A planned road tax was shut down by the EU Court of Justice. And German authorities have made their biggest-ever drug bust: 670-kilogram of heroin in transit near the Polish border. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
We’re pleased to announce our upcoming cooperation with Silicon Allee Unplugged, on Wednesday, June 26. Silicon Allee Unplugged is a series of discussions in which visionaries and change makers talk about their experience in tech, business, politics, and the social sector. The first guest speaker will be Mitch Landrieu, former Mayor of New Orleans, in a discussion moderated by Silicon Allee Co-Founder, Travis Todd.