Dr. Florian Koch

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Dr. Florian Koch
Management IP Urban Transformations
Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstraße 15 / 04318 Leipzig / Germany
phone +49 341 235 1736
florian.koch@ufz.de


Foto Florian Koch

Main research interests

Urban Politics, Climate Adaptation, Planning Theory


Curriculum Vitae

Since 01/2015

Coordinator of the Integrated Project “Urbans Transformationens” (POF 3 T13)

01/2011 – 01/2015

Director of the Institute for European Studies, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla
Professor for Regional Development and European Studies, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia
Long Term Scholar of the DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Coordinator of the Jean-Monnet-Modul "La Union Europea y America Latina: Alianza para el desarollo sostenible?"

06/12 - 07/12

Resident Research Associate at York University, Toronto, Canada, Centre for German and European Studies

02/2009 – 10/2010

Academic Coordinator and Postdoctoral Fellow of the study program “Urban and Spatial Planning”, University of Applied Sciences, Erfurt, Germany

10/2004 – 12/2008

Ph.D., Humboldt University Berlin (Georg-Simmel-Centre for Metropolitan Studies) (Germany)
Dissertation: The European City in Transformation. Urban Planning and Urban Politics in postsocialist Warsaw”.

PhD-Fellowship by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

Research Stay at Cracow School of Economics (DAAD-Fellowship)

11/2002 – 09/2004

Research Fellow and urban planner at the Institute for Urban Research and Structure Policy - IfS GmbH, Berlin, Germany.

10/1996 – 10/2002

Studies of spatial Planning (equivalent to Masters Degree). Technical University Dortmund, Germany and University “La Sapienza” Roma, Italy (Erasmus-Program).


Engagement

Reviewer: DAAD, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Journal: Sustainability, International Planning Studies

World Social Science Fellow for „Sustainable Urbanization“, International Social Science Council, Paris and Future Earth Fellow 2015 (Villa Vigoni)


Publications

Publications F. Koch 2003-2015 pdf


2018 (6)

  • Banzhaf, E., Knapp, S., Koch, F., (2018):
    Part III. Quality of life and ecosystem services : outline
    In: Kabisch, S., Koch, F., Gawel, E., Haase, A., Knapp, S., Krellenberg, K., Nivala, J., Zehnsdorf, A., (eds.)
    Urban transformations - Sustainable urban development through resource efficiency, quality of life and resilience
    Future City 10
    Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 233 - 234
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  • Kabisch, S., Koch, F., Gawel, E., Haase, A., Knapp, S., Krellenberg, K., Nivala, J., Zehnsdorf, A., (eds., 2018):
    Urban transformations - Sustainable urban development through resource efficiency, quality of life and resilience
    Future City 10
    Springer International Publishing, Cham, 384 pp.
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  • Kabisch, S., Koch, F., Gawel, E., Haase, A., Knapp, S., Krellenberg, K., Zehnsdorf, A., (2018):
    Reflections
    In: Kabisch, S., Koch, F., Gawel, E., Haase, A., Knapp, S., Krellenberg, K., Nivala, J., Zehnsdorf, A., (eds.)
    Urban transformations - Sustainable urban development through resource efficiency, quality of life and resilience
    Future City 10
    Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 375 - 378
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  • Kabisch, S., Koch, F., Gawel, E., Haase, A., Knapp, S., Krellenberg, K., Zehnsdorf, A., (2018):
    Introduction: Urban transformations – Sustainable urban development through resource efficiency, quality of life and resilience
    In: Kabisch, S., Koch, F., Gawel, E., Haase, A., Knapp, S., Krellenberg, K., Nivala, J., Zehnsdorf, A., (eds.)
    Urban transformations - Sustainable urban development through resource efficiency, quality of life and resilience
    Future City 10
    Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. XVII - XXVIII
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  • Koch, F., Ahmad, S., (2018):
    How to measure progress towards an inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable city? Reflections on applying the indicators
    of sustainable development goal 11 in Germany and India
    In: Kabisch, S., Koch, F., Gawel, E., Haase, A., Knapp, S., Krellenberg, K., Nivala, J., Zehnsdorf, A., (eds.)
    Urban transformations - Sustainable urban development through resource efficiency, quality of life and resilience
    Future City 10
    Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 77 - 90
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  • Rink, D., Kabisch, S., Koch, F., Krellenberg, K., (2018):
    Exploring the extent, selected topics and governance modes of urban sustainability transformations
    In: Kabisch, S., Koch, F., Gawel, E., Haase, A., Knapp, S., Krellenberg, K., Nivala, J., Zehnsdorf, A., (eds.)
    Urban transformations - Sustainable urban development through resource efficiency, quality of life and resilience
    Future City 10
    Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 3 - 18
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2017 (7)

  • Beck, S., Koch, F., (2017):
    Urban real-world laboratories and transformative research
    In: Weiland, S., Polzin, C., Beck, S., Bleicher, A., David, M., Dilling, O., Heinz, N., Koch, F., Rode, J., Schmidt, J., Thronicker, I., (eds.)
    Workshop report: 'Unpacking the political in sustainability transformations: scoping a research agenda for interdisciplinary social science’, 10-11 November 2016, Leipzig, Germany
    Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, p. 45 - 49
  • Bowen, K.J., Cradock-Henry, N.A., Koch, F., Patterson, J., Häyhä, T., Vogt, J., Barbi, F., (2017):
    Implementing the "Sustainable Development Goals": towards addressing three key governance challenges—collective action, trade-offs, and accountability
    Curr. Opin. Environ. Sustain. 26-27 , 90 - 96
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  • Koch, F., Krellenberg, K., (2017):
    Bessere Städte für eine bessere Welt? Die Pariser Klimaschutzziele und die SDGs aus urbaner Perspektive
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  • Koch, F., Roitman, S., David, M., (2017):
    A transformative turn in urban studies? Three ideas on how research on sustainable cities can contribute to the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda
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  • Koch, F., Sánchez Steiner, L.M., (2017):
    Participation without power: The failure of citizen participation in Barranquilla
    Lat. Am. Perspect. 44 (2), 168 - 183
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  • Koch, F., (2017):
    Urban real-world laboratories
    In: Weiland, S., Polzin, C., Beck, S., Bleicher, A., David, M., Dilling, O., Heinz, N., Koch, F., Rode, J., Schmidt, J., Thronicker, I., (eds.)
    Workshop report: 'Unpacking the political in sustainability transformations: Scoping a research agenda for interdisciplinary social science’, 10-11 November 2016, Leipzig, Germany
    Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, p. 27 - 31
  • Polzin, C., Beck, S., Bleicher, A., David, M., Dilling, O., Heinz, N., Koch, F., Rode, J., Schmidt, J., Thronicker, I., Weiland, S., (eds., 2017):
    Workshop report: 'Unpacking the political in sustainability transformations: Scoping a research agenda for interdisciplinary social science’, 10-11 November 2016, Leipzig, Germany
    Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, 57 pp.

2016 (6)

  • Koch, F., (2016):
    Mainstreaming adaptation: a content analysis of political agendas in Colombian cities
    Clim. Dev.
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  • Koch, F., Krellenberg, K., David, M., (2016):
    Integrative urban studies: urban sustainability transformations theme picnic
    In: Schmalzbauer, B., Visbeck, M., (Hrsg.)
    2nd German Future Earth Summit - Conference Summary Report
    German Committee Future Earth, Stuttgart/Kiel, S. 28 - 29
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  • Koch, F., Krellenberg, K., Kabisch, S., (2016):
    How to achieve Urban Sustainability Transformations (UST) in real life politics?
    Brief for GSDR
    Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, 6 pp.
  • Koch, F., (2016):
    Ciudades como actores internacionales. Gobernanza multinivel y política exterior urbane en las relaciones entre América Latina y la Unión Europea
    In: Tuirán Sarmiento, A.A., (ed.)
    Acción internacional de los gobiernos locales o nuevas formas de diplomacia : una mirada a la experiencia latinoamericana
    Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, p. 60 - 77
  • Krellenberg, K., Koch, F., Kabisch, S., (2016):
    Urban Sustainability Transformations in lights of resource efficiency and resilient city concepts
    Curr. Opin. Environ. Sustain. 22 , 51 - 56
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  • Sánchez Steiner, L.M., Koch, F., (2016):
    Konflikt- und klimawandelbedingt Internal-Displacement-Prozesse in Kolumbien
    In: Biffl, G., Dimmel, N., (Hrsg.)
    Wohnen im Zusammenwirken mit Migration und Integration
    Migrationsmanagement Bd. 2
    Omninum, Bad Vöslau, S. 341 - 352

2015 (5)

  • Ahmad, S., Koch, F., (2015):
    Urban housing and basic services
    In: Griffith, C., Watkins, M., (eds.)
    Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers
    Arizona State University, The Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) Project, Tempe, AZ, p. 38 - 42
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  • Koch, F., (2015):
    Climate adaptation vs. urban politics? Some evidence from Colombian cities
    In: Condie, J., Cooper, A.M., (eds.)
    Dialogues of Sustainable Urbanisation: Social Science Research and Transitions to Urban Contexts
    University of Western Sydney, Penrith, N.S.W., p. 230 - 235
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  • Koch, F., Patterson, J., (2015):
    How can science policy help to deliver the global goals?
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  • Patterson, J., Koch, F., Bowen, K., (2015):
    How can we prevent the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals from failing?
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  • Schlink, U., Koch, F., Helbig, C., Bilke, L., (2015):
    Visualisierung des Stadtklimas
    Leipzigs Wandel im Spiegel der Stadtforschung am UFZ
    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig, S. 10 - 11