Dr. Ellen Banzhaf

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Dr. Ellen Banzhaf
Senior Scientist

Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone: ++49 341 235 1738
fax: ++49 341 235 451738
Dr. Ellen Banzhaf

Dr. Ellen Banzhaf



Research Areas

The main focus is on quantitative analyses of spatial and temporal dynamics in urban regions using remote sensing techniques. Monitoring and classifying land use and delineating change detection of LULC elementary procedures in the interdisciplinary field of urban development studies. Urban structures and further spatial indicators are derived to understand processes of spatial dynamics and corresponding socio-demographic and socio-economic development in neighbourhoods, cities and urban regions. Regional, national and international contexts are taken into consideration.

  • Monitoring urban land use and land cover at various scales from urban regions to neighbourhoods.
  • Mapping, analysing and monitoring urban brownfields regardingrevitalisation and redevelopment measures.
  • Investigating urban structures regarding their urban ecological and socio-economic parameters for an integrated urban development.
  • Analysing impacts of land-use dynamics and population development as drivers for urban transformations.


Supervision of Internships, Theses and Dissertations


Current publications

2017 (6)

  • Banzhaf, E., de la Barrera, F., (2017):
    Evaluating public green spaces for the quality of life in cities by integrating RS mapping tools and social science techniques
    2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event; Dubai; UAE; 06 March 2017 through 08 March 2017
    Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) 2017
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), New York, NY, p. 1 - 4
    full text (url)
  • Banzhaf, E., Kabisch, S., Knapp, S., Rink, D., Wolff, M., Kindler, A., (2017):
    Integrated research on land-use changes in the face of urban transformations – an analytic framework for further studies
    Land Use Pol. 60 , 403 - 407
    full text (url)
  • Cabral, I., Keim, J., Engelmann, R., Kraemer, R., Siebert, J., Wolf, F., Banzhaf, E., Bonn, A., (2017):
    Assessing the contribution of urban gardens to ecosystem services and biodiversity in the city of Leipzig
    In: Kabisch, N., Stadler, J., Duffield, S., Korn, H., Bonn, A., (eds.)
    Proceedings of the European Conference “Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change in Urban Areas and their Rural Surroundings“ Bonn, Germany, 17-19 November 2015
    BfN-Skripten 456
    Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN), Bonn, p. 68 - 69
  • Haase, D., Kabisch, S., Haase, A., Andersson, E., Banzhaf, E., Baró, F., Brenck, M., Fischer, L.K., Frantzeskaki, N., Kabisch, N., Krellenberg, K., Kremer, P., Kronenberg, J., Larondelle, N., Mathey, J., Pauleit, S., Ring, I., Rink, D., Schwarz, N., Wolff, M., (2017):
    Greening cities – To be socially inclusive? About the alleged paradox of society and ecology in cities
    Habitat Int. 61 , 41 - 48
    full text (url)
  • Wang, J., Banzhaf, E., (2017):
    Derive an understanding of Green Infrastructure for the quality of life in cities by means of integrated RS mapping tools
    2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event; Dubai; UAE; 06 March 2017 through 08 March 2017
    Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) 2017
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), New York, NY, p. 1 - 4
    full text (url)
  • Wang, J., Banzhaf, E., (2017):
    Towards a better understanding of Green Infrastructure: A critical review
    Ecol. Indic.
    full text (url)

2016 (3)

  • de la Barrera, F., Reyes-Paecke, S., Banzhaf, E., (2016):
    Indicators for green spaces in contrasting urban settings
    Ecol. Indic. 62 , 212 - 219
    full text (url)
  • de la Barrera, F., Rubio, P., Banzhaf, E., (2016):
    The value of vegetation cover for ecosystem services in the suburban context
    Urban For. Urban Green. 16 , 110 - 122
    full text (url)
  • Kindler, A., Banzhaf, E., Reyes-Paecke, S., Weiland, U., Müller, A., (2016):
    Escenarios para ordenamiento territorial y gestión del riesgo por inundación
    In: Barton, J.R., Kopfmüller, J., (eds.)
    Santiago 2030 : escenarios para la planificacion estrategica
    RiL Editores, Santiago, p. 131 - 160

Professional and Academic Career