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Team

Robert Knippschild, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Contact

R.Knippschild[...]ioer.de
Phone (Görlitz): +49 (0) 3581 7924791, Phone (Dresden): +49 (0) 351 4679 216

Research interests

  • Strategies and instruments for sustainable urban development
  • Border cities
  • Quality of life in cities and regions
  • Inter-municipal and cross-border cooperation, urban and regional governance

Current teaching activities

Module Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation (Master course Spatial Development and Natural Resources, UWMRN 2.6)

Professional experience

Since July 2016 Head of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation (IZS) in Görlitz and professor at the International Institute (IHI) Zittau, Central Academic Unit of TU Dresden
2015–2016 Senior researcher at the IOER, Department Strategic Issues and Perspectives
2007-2015Freelance consultant for European Urban and Regional Development
2009-2014Interim professor at Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg an at Technische Universität Dresden

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Sarah Al-Alawi, M.A. World Heritage Studies

Contact

Sarah.Al-Alawi@tu-dresden.de
Phone: +49 (0) 3581 7924794

Research Interests

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Collective Memory and Cultural Identity
  • Participatory Instruments of Urban Development

Current Teaching Activities

‚Nature and Ecosystem Services in Cities‘ (Mater Ecosystem Services, International Institute (IHI) Zittau)

Professional Experiences

Since  2018Scientific assistant at IHI Zittau & Project Team Member at Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation (IZS)
2016-2017Research assistant at INIK GmbH, Cottbus

Eva Battis-Schinker, Dipl.-Ing. Architecture, M.A. World Heritage Studies

Contact

e.battis-schinker@ioer.de 
 Phone: +49 (0) 3581 7924793

Research Interests

  • Urban conservation and development
  • Heritage conservation
  • UNESCO World Heritage
  • Cultural heritage management

Professional Experience

Since 2018

Research Associate at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development/ Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation (IZS)
2017-2018Consultant/ assistant at Technical University of Dresden, Chair of Historic Preservation and Design
2012-2016Research Assistant at the IHM-Institute for Heritage Management, Cottbus

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Katja Friedrich, Dipl.-Ing. Architect

Contact

Phone +49 351 4679 297
k.friedrich[...]ioer.de

Research Interests

  • Appropriation of space
  • Theory of architecture
  • Urban regeneration
  • Border cities and "Leitbild"
  • Temporary architecture

    Professional Experience

    Since 08/2019Research Associate at IOER
    2005-2010Lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, Faculty of Architecture, Lecture in Urbanism and design supervision
    1999-2003Research Associate at IOER, Project "Stadt 2030 - Gemeinsames Leitbild für die Europastadt Görlitz/Zgorzelec"

     

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    Ritu Goerge Kaliaden, M.Sc. International Cooperation and Urban Development PhD Candidate

    Contact

    R.Kaliaden@ioer.de
    Phone: +49 (0) 3581 7924794

    Research Interests

    • Urban development in Europe and South Asia
    • Socio-spatial urban landscapes
    • Temporary urbanism
    • Migration studies

    Professional Experiences

    Since 2018PhD candidate at IOER / Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation (IZS)
    2017Senior Researcher at Sattva Consulting, Bangalore
    2016Programme Manager at The/Nudge Foundation, Bangalore
    2015Project Manager at Knight Frank Property Services Pvt Ltd, Bangalore


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    Sarah Hauck, Secretary

    Contact

    S.Hauck[...]ioer.de 
    Phone: +49 (0) 3581 7924790

    Professional Experiences

    Since 2017Secretary at Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transfor-mation (IZS)
    2015-2016Employee at the KommWohnen Service GmbH in Görlitz
    2012-2015Education as a real estate agent at the KommWohnen Service GmbH in Görlitz

    Sebastian Heer, Dr. phil., Political scientist

    Contact

    S.Heer@ioer.de 
    Phone: +49 (0) 3581 7924795

    Research Interests

    • processes of institutional and societal transformation | analysis of institutional structures, functions and developments
    • political decision-making processes | parliamentary research| governance | policy analysis
    • construction of social reality
    • methods of empirical social research (interviews, participating observation, survey design)

    Professional Experience

    Since July 2018Senior Researcher at Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development Dresden (IOER) )
    2014-2018Postdoctoral Research Associate in research/cooperation projects in the areas parliamentary research, governance, political education and participation processes
    2009-2014Research Associate at Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 804 "Transzendenz und Gemeinsinn", Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)
    2007-2009Research Associate at Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 537 "Institutionalität und Geschichtlichkeit"/Institute of Political Science, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)


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    Bettina Knoop, M.A. Geography

    Contact

    B.Knoop[...]ioer.de
    Phone: +49 (0) 3581 7924794

    Research Interests

    • shrinking cities
    • (former) Industrial cites
    • urban transformation
    • urban sociology and urbanity
    • Regional focus: (Central Eastern) Europe

    Current teaching activities

    Module „Nature and Ecosystem Services in the city (Master Ecosystem Services, International Institute Zittau)

    Professional Experiences

    Since  2017Research assistant at TU Dresden (IHI Zittau) / Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation (IZS)
    2013-2017Research assistant at the University of Passau, Chair of Human Geography

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    Antje Matern, Dr. rer pol.

    Contact

    A.Matern@ioer.de 
    Phone: +49 (0) 3581 7924795

    Research Interests

    • Sustainable development in cities and regions and smart regions
    • Urban-rural relations in regional development, and social practices in urban and regional planning
    • Territorial governance and region building

    Professional experience

    Since 4/2019Senior Researcher at Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development Dresden (IOER)
    2015-2019Chair of Regional Planning at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg (chair holder and guest professor)
    2012-2015Post-doc at TU Darmstadt, chair of spatial and infrastructure planning
    2011-2012Governmental Official for regional development and transnational cooperation,
    lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Spatial Development
    2012PhD: Mehrwert Metropolregion -Erfahrungen von Akteuren peripherer Räume zur
    Stadt-Land-Zusammenarbeit in der Metropolregion Hamburg (grade: 1)
    2009-2017partner at Nexthamburg UG and freelance work: strategic and editorial tasks

     

     

    Stefanie Rößler, Dr.-Ing., Dipl.-Ing. Landscape Architecture

    Contact

    S.Roessler[...]ioer.de 
    Phone: +49 (0) 351 4679268

    Research Interests

    • urban regeneration and green infrastructure
    • green space development and urban design for climate change adaptation
    • approaches and instruments of urban and green space planning
    • green space planning in shrinking cities
    • urban biodiversity
    • brownfield development

    Professional Experience

    Since July 2016

    Project Leader at Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation (IZS)
    2014-2016Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation
    Since 2003Research Associate at IOER

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    Julian Schwabe, M. Sc. Geography

    Contact

    J.Schwabe[...]ioer.de
    Phone: +49 (0) 3581 7924796

    Research Interests

    • action-centered social geography and social relations of space
    • discourses of sustainability
    • socio-ecological research
    • qualitative research

    Professional Experience

    Since 2019

    Research assistant at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development/ Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation (IZS)
    2013-2018Student employee at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (department of Social Geography)

     

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    Jessica Theuner, Dipl.-Ing. Spatial Planning

    Contact

    J.Theuner[...]ioer.de
    Phone: +49 (0) 3581 7924796

    Research Interests

    • Strategic Regional Development
    • Urban Planning Instruments & Strategies
    • Public Space & Social Inequality

    Professional Experience

    Since 2019

    Research assistant at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development/ Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transformation (IZS)

     

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    Constanze Zöllter, Dipl. Geography

    Contact

    C.Zoellter[...]ioer.de 
    Phone: +49 (0) 3581 7924792

    Research Interests

    • estate development
    • urban transformation and urban open space planning
    • urban and regional development

    Professional Experiences

    Since  2015Research assistant at IOER / Interdisciplinary Centre for Ecological and Revitalizing Urban Transfor-mation (IZS)
    2014Assistant for transfer activities at the federal program LernenvorOrt Landkreis Görlitz, Schul- und Sportamt

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