Technische Universität Berlin
School VI: Planning Building Environment
Department of Sociology
Sekretariatszeichen FH 9-1
Tel.: 030 / 314 - 70108
Secr.: FH 9 - 1
Room: FH 920
Prof. Dr. Nina Baur , Chair for Methods of Social Research (Department of Sociology , TU Berlin), Past President of the Research Committee on Logic and Methodology in Sociology (RC33)  and Board Member of the Research Committee on Historical Sociology (RC56)  of the International Sociology Association (ISA) (Action Leader Action 1 )
Prof. Dr. Angela Million , Chair of Urban Design & Urban Development (Institute of Urban and Regional Planning , TU Berlin) (Action Leader Action 3 )
Dr. Ignacio Castillo Ulloa , Chair of Urban Design & Urban Development, Institute of Urban and Regional Planning, TU Berlin
The steering committee consists of the Action Speakers, the Scientific Coordinators and two members of the Advisory Board. It oversees the thematic agenda of all actions and ensures the evaluation thereof.
An internal advisory board is installed to have a balanced representation of university partners (according to world regions) and actors of development-cooperation. The board also assists the GCSMUS in both reviewing as well as commenting on realized Actions, process of impact-oriented monitoring (WoM) and to suggest improvements. The board members decide about key publications of the center as well.
Action Leaders and Action Steering Committees
In order to achieve the overall objectives , the work of the GCSMUS is organized in five Action. For each action, and action steering committee (headed by the action speaker) is in charge of overseeing the thematic agenda of all actions (conferences, workshops, teaching-research-courses, practical-empirical applications, Ph.D. theses). The actions are:
(1) Education : Building a global methodological network via conferences,
(2) Experience : Gaining applicable skills in research through combined teaching-research-courses,
(3) Evaluate : Reflecting on methods via writing a PhD Thesis and developing project proposals for post-doctoral research,
(4) Exchange : Gaining applicable skills in practice through practical-empirical implementations and
(5) Enhancement : Workshops for bridging the gap between research and professional work.
All in all, the GCSMUS is conceptualized explicitly as a peer-learning process between the 48 partners  from 47 countries  and 8 world regions who may actively participate in all actions.
Most actions are also open to non-network members – details are described in the description of the action.