Urban Studies Institute
Georgia State University
Senior Lecturer & Director
University of Pittsburgh
University of Sheffield
ADAM BROWN (Cambridge Econometrics)
In the field of transport modelling, Adam has authored studies for the Department of Transport to reconceptualise and re-estimate their handling of agglomeration effects, for Transport for the South East to develop the economic vision underpinning their 2050 Transport Plan, and two studies for Highways England to quantitatively appraise specific route options. He also led the original economic analysis upon which the National Infrastructure Commission developed their Cambridge-Oxford corridor concept.
Current projects Adam is leading include the Research and Innovation workstream of the Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review, the Housing and Employment Land Growth Needs Assessment for the Oxfordshire Plan 2050, and a PIN-funded project to investigate the relationship between economic geography and productivity at the microscale level.
Adam has an Masters degree in theoretical physics, a PhD in systems dyna
mics modelling, and a first-class honours degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
JOHN HARRISON (Loughborough University)
Megaregions and infrastructural regionalism
This research project examines the logic connecting megaregions (or multi-city regionalism) with the formation of new infrastructure alliances, especially around high speed rail and supply chain expansion. Empirically the focus for this research has been an infrastructure alliance in North West England called Atlantic Gateway. Launched in 2008, Atlantic Gateway is an infrastructure alliance bringing together cities (Liverpool and Manchester) and firms (in property development, logistics) who are otherwise direct competitors. The project is revealing the structuring principle and logic for growth oriented regionalism on the megaregion scale, examining the motivations for firms engaging in business-orchestrated regionalism, and highlighting new dynamics in growth oriented regionalism. Beyond this case, work is exploring megaregion formation in China and globally, revealing how megaregions are often narrowly constructed around highly politicised infrastructure developments concerned with high speed rail, transport and logistics, and supply chain expansion.
Harrison J (2020) Seeing like a business: rethinking the role of business in regional development, planning and governance. Territory, Politics, Governance
Harrison J and Gu H (2020) Planning megaregional futures: spatial imaginaries and megaregion formation in China. Regional Studies
Harrison J and Hoyler M (2015) Megaregions: Globalization’s New Urban Form? Edward Elgar.
THERESA ENRIGHT (University of Toronto)
Theresa Enright is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her research examines urban and regional politics with a focus on transportation and mobility. Enright is the author of The Making of Grand Paris: Metropolitan Urbanism in the Twenty-first Century (MIT 2016) and editor (with Ugo Rossi) of The Urban Political: Ambivalent Spaces of Late Neoliberalism (Palgrave 2017).
Art in Transit: The Cultural Politics of Mobility
In recent years, mass transit authorities around the world have been actively integrating arts and cultural programming into the modernization, expansion, and redevelopment of their urban rail networks. The purpose of this SSHRC-supported research project is to critically analyze the close association between art and infrastructure investment in comparative perspective. It asks: What accounts for the proliferation of transit art today? Where, how, and why is this occurring? And with what effects? Through analyzing the cultural industries of transportation, I aim to show how artists, architects, design professionals, engineers, and ordinary commuters develop tools to represent, imagine, and organize different kinds of urban-regional society. Broadly, the research engages conversations about the politics of infrastructure, transit-oriented development, urban cultural studies, and public art.
Transit networks are objects of intense political contestation and are key terrains of struggle in cities around the world. In this project, I consider transit as a critical infrastructure of oppression and resistance and as a key platform for political and social change. The objective of the project is to examine the emergences and effects of transit-oriented mobilization in several places. Why do mass transit systems feature so prominently in contentious urban and suburban politics? What do struggles over, on and about transit tell us about the pursuit of more just, sustainable, democratic, and care-ful urban futures?
Selected NOIR Relevant Publications
Enright, T. forthcoming. “Connecting the City Connecting the World: Becoming Global through Transit-led Urbanization in London and Toronto,” in Critical Dialogues of Urban Governance, Development and Activism: London and Toronto, Susan Moore, Nicola Livingstone, Susannah Bunce and Alan Walks (Eds.) London: UCL Press
Enright, T. 2019. “Transit Justice as Spatial Justice: Learning from Activists.” Mobilities. DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2019.1607156
Enright, T. 2018. “Mobile Futures: Urban Revitalisation and the Aesthetics of Transportation” in Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics, edited by Andy Jonas et al., London: Routledge, 577-588
Enright, T. 2017. “The Political Topology of Urban Uprisings,” Urban Geography. 38:4, 557-577.
Enright, T. 2015. “Transportation and the Coordination of the Competitive Parisian Metropolis.” Flux. No 101/102: 57-68.
TIMOTHY MOSS (Humboldt University)
Timothy Moss is a Senior Researcher at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) at the Humboldt University of Berlin, where he leads the research group Urban Infrastructures and Human-Environment Relations. Tim’s research is distinctive for connecting historical studies of infrastructure with contemporary debates on sociotechnical and urban transitions. For more details: https://www.iri-thesys.org/people/moss
Powering Divided Cities: Urban Energy Systems between Separation and Cooperation
This three-year research project, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 2020, is led by Timothy Moss at IRI THESys in cooperation with Prof. Itay Fischhendler of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. The project studies past and present cases of politically divided cities to reveal how energy infrastructures – understood as socio-technical configurations – can reinforce separation or promote cooperation in contested urban contexts. Three research objectives are pursued. First, the project demonstrates how political conflict has manifested itself in the structures and processes involved in producing, providing and using electricity and gas in three iconic divided cities: Berlin, Jerusalem and Nicosia. Second, it analyses how energy infrastructures have been enrolled in the urban resilience strategies of these cities since division, whether to increase isolationist self-dependence or cooperative inter-dependence. Third, it generates from the case comparison, both within and between the cities studied, knowledge on the relationship between geopolitical conflict and energy security in urban contexts as a contribution to theory-building at the interface of urban studies, energy studies and peace studies.
Invisible Berlin: Urban Infrastructure between Dictatorship and Democracy
This book project, funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and completed in 2019, interpreted Berlin’s twentieth-century history afresh through the lens of its infrastructure systems. Tim’s research revealed how the policies, plans and practices surrounding the design, provision and use of the city’s energy and water/wastewater services changed in response to the regime diversity, geo-political interventions and socio-economic volatility which has pitted Berlin’s recent history and what this can tell us, on a more fundamental level, about the relationship between a city and its infrastructure. The project resulted in a book published by MIT Press in 2020 (see below). Empirically, this book traces the trajectory of Berlin’s infrastructures across the 100 years covered, noting what components changed – and what ones proved obdurate – at which times and why. It also reflects on the differences and similarities between the five sectors studied (electricity, gas, district heating, water and sanitation) and dimensions of sectoral connectivity and interdependence revealed by the analysis. Conceptually, the book draws out the implications of the findings for a) the relationship between obduracy and transformation to urban infrastructures and b) the relationship between a city and its infrastructure in the context of international and national politics. It concludes by mapping out an agenda for future research on urban infrastructures from historical and contemporary perspectives.<h5 class="font_5"> </h5>
Moss, T. (in press): Remaking Berlin. A History of the City through Infrastructure, 1920-2020. MIT Press, Cambridge MA https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/remaking-berlin
Moss, T.; Hüesker, F. (2019): Politicised nexus thinking in practice: Integrating urban wastewater utilities into regional energy markets. Urban Studies, 56(11), pp.2225-2241.
García Soler, N.; Moss, T.; Papasozomenou, O. (2018): Rain and the city: Pathways to mainstreaming rainwater harvesting in Berlin. Geoforum 89, pp.96-106.
Moss, T.; Naumann, M.; Krause, K. (2017): Turning wastewater into energy: challenges of reconfiguring regional infrastructures in the Berlin–Brandenburg region. Local Environment 22(3), pp.269-285.
Moss, T. (2016): Discarded surrogates, modified traditions, welcome complements: The chequered careers of alternative technologies in Berlin’s infrastructure systems. Social Studies of Science 46(4), pp.559-582.
Moss, T. (2016): Conserving Water and Preserving Infrastructures between Dictatorship and Democracy in Berlin. Water Alternatives 9(2), pp.250-271.
Obertreis, J.; Moss, T.; Mollinga, P.; Bichsel, C. (2016): Water, Infrastructure and Political Rule: Introduction to the Special Issue. Water Alternatives 9(2), pp.168-181.
Moss, T. (2014): Socio-technical change and the politics of urban infrastructure: Managing energy in Berlin between dictatorship and democracy, Urban Studies, 51(7), pp.1432-1448
Guy, S.; Marvin, S.; Medd, W.; Moss, T. (eds.) (2011): Shaping Urban Infrastructures. Intermediaries and the Governance of Socio-technical Networks. Earthscan, London/Washington, DC.
Moss, T. (2009): Intermediaries and the governance of sociotechnical networks, Environment and Planning A, 41(6), 1480-1495.
Moss, T. (2008): ‘Cold spots’ of Urban Infrastructure: ‘Shrinking’ Processes in Eastern Germany and the Modern Infrastructural Ideal, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 32(2), 436-451.
Guy, S.; Marvin, S.; Moss, T. (eds.) (2001): Urban Infrastructure in Transition. Networks, Buildings, Plans. Earthscan, London.
COLIN McFARLANE (Durham University)
Colin McFarlane is a Professor of Urban Geography at Durham University, UK. His work focusses on how cities are known, lived and politicised. His current work focusses on the experience and perception of high densities (see for example https://www.dur.ac.uk/dencity/, funded through European Research Council), and his forthcoming book is City Fragments: Following Urban Worlds (2021, University of California).
McFarlane, C. The Urbanization of the Sanitation Crisis: Placing Waste in the City. Development and Change. 2019;50:239-1262.
McFarlane, C. Fragment Urbanism: Politics on the Margins of the City. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2018;36:1007-1025.
McFarlane, C., Silver, J. & Truelove, Y. Cities within Cities: Intra-Urban Comparison of Infrastructure in Mumbai, Delhi and Cape Town. Urban Geography. 2017;38:1393-1417.
McFarlane, C. & Silver, J. The Poolitical City: “Seeing Sanitation” and Making the Urban Political in Cape Town. Antipode. 2017;49:125-148.
Lancione, M. & McFarlane, C. Life at the urban margins: sanitation infra-making and the potential of experimental comparison. Environment and Planning A. 2016;48:2402-2421
LEILA HARRIS (University of British Columbia)
Beyond Access: Comparative Analysis of Non-material Dimensions of Water Insecurities
This research project considers non-material dimensions of water insecurity. As such, it aims to move ‘beyond the pipe’ to consider the affective, lived, and political dimensions of uneven water infrastructures, access, and conditions. Work is proceeding in South Africa, Canada, Brazil, together with project partners Wendy Jepson and Dacotah Splichalova, and in the context of other work on water insecurity being undertaken by the HWISE network on water insecurity experiences. Methodologically the work seeks to extend focus on and extend narrative, visual, performance theater, and other arts based methods for water insecurity studies to advanced understandings of ways that water insecurity impinges on subjectivities, socio-political engagement and other key features of water governance. This project builds on earlier conceptual work related to the socio-political dimensions of dam building and water diversion in the context of the GAP project in Turkey.
Comparative Water Governance in Urban Sites in Africa
This multi-sited project considers lived experiences of water access and governance, including politics related to uneven water access, conditions, and infrastructures, with focus on informal and underserved settlements in Accra Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa. Among other themes this work has focused on participatory engagement, politics of inequality related to uneven water and sanitation infrastructures, shifting state-society relations, gender, as well as politics related to the implementation of the human right to water.
First Nations and the shifting water governance landscape of British Columbia
This research explores key considerations regarding First Nations and water governance in the context of British Columbia, Canada, as well as issues of interest regarding the situation of drinking water quality for Indigenous communities in Canada. Working on these issues in the context of water justice begins first with acknowledgment of First Nations’ inherent right to govern their water resources in accordance with cultural preferences and practices, and also that these issues cannot be abstracted from broader governance challenges important for these communities. This project has considered issues of trust , the shifting water governance landscape in British Columbia, histories of water licensing, and similar issues.
ANDY JONAS (University of Hull)
Andy currently holds a Chair in Human Geography at the University of Hull and has also taught at the University of California, Riverside, and Clark University in the USA. In 2012, he was Marsico Visiting Fellow at the University of Denver and holds posts as Docent Visiting Professor of Urban and Regional Development at the University of Oulu in Finland and Adjunct Professor of Geography at Simon Fraser University in Canada. He serves on the editorial boards of Urban Geography, Territory Politics and Governance and Geography Compass. He has guest edited theme issues of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Environment and Planning A and Social Science Quarterly.
Moisio, Sami, N. Koch, A.E.G. Jonas, C. Lizotte & J. Luukkonen (Eds.), (2020) Handbook on Changing Geographies of the State: New Spaces of Geopolitics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Ward, Kevin, A.E.G. Jonas, B. Miller and D. Wilson (Eds) (2018) Handbook on Spaces of Urban Politics. London: Routledge.
Jonas, Andrew E.G., E. McCann and M. Thomas (2015) Urban Geography: A Critical Introduction. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Jonas, Andrew E.G. and A. Wood (Eds) (2012) Territory, The State and Urban Politics. Farnham: Ashgate.
Fuller, Duncan, A.E.G. Jonas and R. Lee (Eds) (2012) Interrogating Alterity: Alternative Economic and Political Spaces. Farnham: Ashgate.
Jonas, Andrew E.G. and D. Wilson (Eds) (1999) The Urban Growth Machine: Critical Perspectives Two Decades Later. New York: State University of New York Press.
Journal articles and book chapters
Kythreotis, A., Jonas, A.E.G., and Howarth, C. (2020). ‘Locating climate adaptation in urban and regional studies’. Regional Studies, 54(4), 576–588.
Li, Y. and Jonas, A.E.G. (2019). ‘City-regionalism as countervailing geopolitical processes: The evolution and dynamics of Yangtze River Delta region, China’. Political Geography, 73, 70–81.
Jonas, A.E.G. and Moisio, S. (2018) ‘City regionalism as geopolitical processes’. Progress in Human Geography, 42(3), 350–370.
Moisio, S. and Jonas, A.E.G. (2018), ‘City-regions and city-regionalism’, in J. Harrison, M. Jones and G. MacLeod (eds), Handbook of Regions and Territories, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 285–297.
Hall, S. and Jonas, A.E.G. (2014) ‘Urban fiscal austerity, infrastructure provision and the struggle for regional transit in ‘Motor City’’ Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 7(1), 189-206.
Jonas, A.E.G., Goetz, A.R. and Battarcharjee, S. (2014) ‘City-regionalism and the politics of collective provision: regional transportation infrastructure in Denver, USA’ Urban Studies
Jonas, A.E.G. (2013) ‘Alternative regionalism’. Progress in Human Geography 37:6, 822-828.
Jonas, A.E.G. (2013) ‘City-regionalism as a contingent “geopolitics of capitalism’’’. Geopolitics 18:2, 284-298
While, A.,Gibbs, D., Jonas, A.E.G. (2013) ‘The competition state, city-regions, and the territorial politics of growth facilitation’. Environment and Planning A, 45, 10, 2379–2398.
Jonas, A. E.G. (2012) ‘City-regionalism: questions of distribution and politics’. Progress in Human Geography 36, 822-829.
Jonas, Andrew E.G. (2011), ‘Region and place: regionalism in question’. Progress in Human Geography 36, 263-272.
Jonas, A.E.G., While, A. and Gibbs, D. (2010), ‘Managing infrastructural and service demands in new economic spaces: the new territorial politics of collective provision’. Regional Studies, 44:2, 183-200.
YUJIA HE (University of Kentucky)
Assistant Professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky
STABEK ROY (Tripura University)
Stabak Roy,Tapan Barman,Saptarshi Mitra (2019) Passengers’ Perception and Persuasion on Railway Transport System of Tripura
Indian Journal of Landscape Systems and Ecological Study, 42:1, 115-129 (ISSN 0971-4170)
Stabak Roy, Souritra Bajpayee, Saptarshi Mitra. (2019) Infrastructural Intervention and Development of Railway Transport System: Evidence from Agartala-Sabroom Section, Tripura, India. Indian Journal of Regional Science, 51:2, 117-133 (ISSN 0046-9017)
Saptarshi Mitra*, Amit Bera, Stabak Roy, Sunil Kumar DeA. (2018) Geomorphological investigation of Gurpisey Landslide in Eastern Himalayas, Namchi, South Sikkim
Malaysian Journal of Tropical Geography, 2018, 44 (1 & 2), 1-16. (ISSN 0127-1474).
Saptarshi Mitra, Debasish Debbarma, Abhijit Santra, Stabak Roy (2018) Road Network System in Agartala Municipal Corporation: A Geographical Analysis. Indian Journal of Regional Science, 2018, Special Volume, 66-77 (ISSN 0046-9017)
Debasish Debbarma, Stabak Roy, Abhijit SantraSaptarshi Mitra* (2018) A Spatial Analysis of Population Distribution, Density and Growth in Agartala City. Asian Journal of Spatial Science, 2018, 6:1, 24-36 (ISSN 2347-7636).
BUELL CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE (Columbia University GSAPP)
POWER challenges participants to think about how infrastructure relates to life across a series of intersecting concerns, including democratic governance and climate justice. From border walls to oil pipelines to microchips, technical infrastructures govern life in myriad ways. Objects of intense political, social, and economic contestation, these systems distribute power in both senses of the word: as energy and as force. Concentrating on the United States but extending internationally, this website brings together a multimedia collection of essays, events, initiatives, and resources, offering overlapping windows onto how “America” is constructed infrastructurally to exclude neighbors and to divide citizens. But infrastructures can also connect. Organized in a modular fashion as an open access resource for learning, teaching, and acting, the website’s contents enable visitors to better understand the complex webs of power shaping our lives and the lives of others. Change begins with connecting the dots.
EMMA COLVEN (University of Oklahoma)
LORAINE KENNEDY (Centre for South Asian Studies, École des Hautes Études)
Kennedy, L. (2020) Multi-scalar dynamics driving India’s urban mega projects. Speculative
urbanisation and the IT Corridor in Chennai. In H. B. Shin & D.-W. Gimm (Eds.), The
Political Economy of Mega Projects in Asia: Globalization and Urban Transformation.
Routledge, Abington, forthcoming.
Kennedy, L. (2020) Actors and shifting scales of urban governance in India. In D. Labbé
and A. Sorensen (Eds.), International Handbook on Megacities and Megacity Regions.
Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, USA, pp. 101-118.
Kennedy, L., (2020) The Politics of Land Acquisition in Haryana: Managing Dominant Caste Interests in the Name of Development. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 1-18, published online https://doi.org/10.1080/00472336.2019.1651885
Sood, A. and Kennedy, L., (2020) Neoliberal exception to liberal democracy? Entrepreneurial governance in India, Territory, Politics, Governance, 8:1, 23-42.
Kennedy, L., and Sood, A. (2019). Outsourced urban governance as a state rescaling strategy in Hyderabad, India. Cities, 85, 130-139.
Nelles, J., Gross, J. S. and Kennedy, L. (2018) The role of governance networks in building
metropolitan scale. Territory, Politics, Governance, 6(2), 159-181.
Bon, B. and Kennedy, L. (2018) Contrasting the Spatial and Political Dimensions of
Rescaling in Metropolitan Delhi. In J. S. Gross, E. Gualini, and L. Ye (Eds.), Constructing
Metropolitan Space: Actors, Policies and Processes of Rescaling in World Metropolises.
Routledge, Abington, pp. 65-87.
Kennedy, L. (Ed.) (2017) State Restructuring and Emerging Patterns of Subnational Policy-
Making and Governance in China and India, special issue Environment and Planning C:
Politics and Space, 35(1): 6-129.
Kennedy, L. and Sood, A. (Eds.) (2016) Greenfield Development as Tabula Rasa. Rescaling, Speculation and Governance on India’s Urban Frontier, special issue Economic and Political Weekly (Review of Urban Affairs), 51(17): 41-109.
Kennedy, L. (Ed.) (2015) Megaprojects, Settlement Dynamics and the Sustainability Challenge in Metropolitan Cities, special issue Habitat international, 45(3):163-230.
JENNY McARTHUR (University College London)
JONATHAN RUTHERFORD (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and Université Paris Est)
Jonathan Rutherford is a senior researcher at LATTS (Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés), Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and Université Paris Est, France. His work focuses on urban infrastructures and the politics of urban socio-technical change. Ongoing and recent projects include research on controlled environments with Simon Marvin (UI, Sheffield), smart and digital energy in the city, and urban energy transitions.
Selected NOIR-relevant publications
Rutherford, J. (2020) Redeploying Urban Infrastructure: The Politics of Urban Socio-Technical Futures. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030178864
Marvin, S. and Rutherford, J. (2018) ‘Controlled environments: an urban research agenda on microclimatic enclosure’, Urban Studies 55(6), pp. 1143-1162.
Coutard, O. and Rutherford, J. (eds.) (2016) Beyond the Networked City: Infrastructure Reconfigurations and Urban Change in the North and South. Abingdon: Routledge.
Rutherford, J. and Jaglin, S. (2015) ‘Introduction – Urban energy governance: local actions, capacities and politics’, Energy Policy 78, pp. 173-178.
Rutherford, J. and Coutard, O. (2014) ‘Urban energy transitions: places, processes and politics of socio-technical change’, Urban Studies 51(7), pp. 1353-1377.
Rutherford, J. (2014) ‘The vicissitudes of energy-climate policy in Stockholm: politics, materiality and transition’, Urban Studies 51(7), pp. 1449-1470.
SETH SCHINDLER (University of Manchester)
Liu, Z., Schindler S. and Liu, W. (2020) Demystifying Chinese overseas investment in infrastructure: Port development, the Belt and Road Initiative and regional development. Journal of Transport Geography, 87: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102812
Schindler, S. and Kanai, J.M. (2019) Getting the territory right: infrastructure-led development and the re-emergence of spatial planning strategies. Regional Studies, in press: https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2019.1661984
Kanai, J.M. and Schindler, S. (2019) Peri-urban promises of connectivity: Linking project-led polycentrism to the infrastructure scramble. Environment and Planning A 51(2): 302-322. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X18763370
Schindler, S. (2018) The Coming Infrastructure Arms Race between the U.S. and China. Global Policy Journal: https://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/09/2018/coming-infrastructure-arms-race-between-us-and-china
MANISHA JAIN (Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development
Manisha Jain is a senior researcher (PostDoc) at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development in Dresden, Germany. She is a spatial planner and analyst, and her work focuses on theoretical and empirical analysis of metropolitan and regional spatial structure, modelling effects of infrastructure on aggravation of spatial disparities, and analysis of linkages between urban and rural areas. Her research is published in Cities, Landscape and Urban Planning, Habitat International, Transport Policy, Journal of Transport Geography
INdia-INfra- Development of a methodological framework for linking infrastructure provision with settlement system in Indian urban regions (Duration: 2017-2020, Project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), GZ: JA 2567/2-1, as Applicant and Principal Investigator)'
ReSouth - Resource efficiency of settlement structure in global SOUTH (Duration: 2015-2017; 2020-2021, IOER postdoc-project, Principal Investigator)
Selected NOIR-relevant publications
BRIAN ROSA (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
RAUL PACHECO-VEGA (FLACSO)
“Urban Wastewater Governance in Latin America. Panorama and Reflections for a Research Agenda” In Aguilar-Barajas, Ismael, Mahlknecht, Jurgen, Kaledin, Jonathan, Kellén, Marianne, Mejía-Betancourt, Abel (Eds.) Water and Cities: Challenges for Latin America London, EarthScan/Routledge/Taylor and Francis. Pp. 102-108. 2015.
KARSTEN ZIMMERMAN (TU Dortmund)
Since 2012 Karsten Zimmermann has been Professor at the Faculty of Spatial Planning at Technical University of Dortmund where he holds the chair for European Planning Cultures. He is educated as a political scientist and dedicated most of his academic work to the study of cities and regions. From 2012 to 2016 he was the president of the European Urban Research Association EURA, from 2013 – 2017 he was country representative for Germany at AESOP council. His list of publications includes numerous articles and books on metropolitan governance, European urban policy, knowledge and planning and local climate policies. Current research projects focus on comparative metropolitan governance and spatial planning in Germany, Italy and France, innovation in local mobility policies in German cities, national urban policies and regional governance of water infrastructures.
Zimmermann, Karsten; Fedeli, Valeria (eds.) (2020) The modern guide to national urban policies in Europe. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
Zimmermann, Karsten; Galland, Daniel; Harrison, John (eds.) (2020): Metropolitan Regions, Planning and Governance. Cham: Springer International Publishing; Imprint Springer.
Zimmermann, Karsten (2018): Politicising the Regional Scale? The Politics of Metropolitan Governance in Germany, Canada and Brazil, In: Eraydin, Ayda; Frey, Klaus (eds.): Politics and Conflict in Governance and Planning. Theory and Practice. Milton: Routledge. 151-168.
Dembski, Sebastian; Sykes, Olivier; Couch, Chris; Desjardins, Xavier; Evers, David; Osterhage, Frank; Siedentop, Stefan; Zimmermann, Karsten (2019): Reurbanisation and suburbia in Northwest Europe: A comparative perspective on spatial trends and policy approaches. In: Progress in Planning (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305900619300637).
Zimmermann, Karsten (2017): Re-Scaling of Metropolitan Governance in Germany. In: Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planning 75/3, 253–263 (https://doi.org/10.1007/s13147-017-0480-5).