Research for the Environment


Projects of the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology

Current Projects

Integrated Projects (IP`s) of the program-oriented funding (POF III)*:

EU projects:

Name
Term

DiverCities - Governing Urban Diversity: Creating Social Cohesion, Social Mobility and Economic Performance in Today's Hyper-diversified Cities

03/2013 – 02/2017

TACTIC - Tools, methods and training for communities and society to better prepare for a crisis

05/2014 - 04/2016


emBRACE – Building Resilience Amongst Communities in Europe

10/2011 - 09/2015

ADVOCATE – Advancing Sustainable In Situ Remediation for Contaminated Land and Groundwater (Marie-Curie Initial Training Network)

2011 - 2015

Nationally funded projects:

Current Dissertation Theses:

Theme
Contact

Water consumption as a social practice: The example of Mexico City. Mentoring: Prof. Dr. Christof Parnreiter, Institute for geography, University Hamburg

Anke Schwarz

Climate Adaptation as a Wicked Problem - Institutional Challenges in Urban Planning

Elisabeth Süßbauer

An approach for identifying current and future fluvial flood risks. Use and potential of scenario methods in flood risk management.

Jochen Luther

Educational Governance in unterschiedlichen Bildungssystemen. Eine vergleichende Analyse über den Umgang mit sinkenden Schülerzahlen in Leipzig und Timisoara/Rumänien

    Anne Walde

Completed Projects

TIMBRE – Tailored Improvement of Brownfield Regeneration in Europe
(2011 - 2014)

EU – Network of Excellence LIAISE: Linking Impact Assessment Instruments to Sustainability Expertise
(11/2009 – 04/2014)

Urban land use conflicts and options
(01/2009 - 12/2013)

Mega-Trend Urbanisation: Vulnerability and Environmental Risks
(01/2009 - 12/2013)

CLUVA – Climate Change and Urban Vulnerability in Africa
(12/2010 – 11/2013)

CATALYST - Capacity Development for Hazard Risk Reduction and Adaptation
(10/2011 - 09/2013)

Leipzig Weiter Denken - Auf dem Weg zur nachhaltigen Stadt (BMBF)
(06/2012 - 06/2013)

Evaluating Environmental and Life Quality to analyse Urban Vulnerability in Santiago de Chile (BMBF/CONICYT)
(2011 – 2013)

Polish and German large housing estates yesterday, today and tomorrow
(DPWS, 02/2011 – 12/2012

SAFIRA II – Revitalization of Contaminated Land and Groundwater at Megasites
(04/2006 – 12/2012)

ClimateAdaptationSantiago (CAS)
(BMU, 12/2009 – 11/2012)

CapHaz-Net – Social Capacity Building for Natural Hazards: Toward More Resilient Societies
(EU, 6/2009 – 5/2012)

Shrink Smart – The Governance of Shrinkage, Analyse von Politik- und Governance-Systemen in unterschiedlichen Typen von schrumpfenden Stadtregionen
(EU, 5/2009 – 4/2012)

RISK MAP – Improving Flood Risk Maps as a Means to Foster Public Participation and Raising Flood Risk Awareness: Toward Flood Resilient Communities
(BMBF, 9/2009 – 8/2011)

Risk Habitat Megacity (RHM)
(Helmholtz Association, 2007 – 2011)

Urban climate Leipzig: Vulnerability to heatstress
(HGF, pilot stuy 2010) -German only-

Urban Woodlands
(BfN, 10/2009 – 12/2010)

Interval-study Leipzig-Grünau – empirical long-term study on housing satisfaction in a large housing estate
(5/2009 – 4/2010)

Climate Policy Integration, Coherence and Governance
(PEER network climate initiative)

conDENSE – Social and spatial consequences of demographic change for cities in East Central Europe (Volkswagen Foundation)
(Volkswagen-Stiftung, 5/2006 – 4/2009)

Die Zukunft ostmitteleuropäischer Großwohnsiedlungen zwischen Akzeptanz und Abwertung
(Helmholtz-Association, 04/2007 – 03/2009) -German only-

ALTER-Net – A Long-term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network
(EU, 04/2004 – 03/2009)

Risk perception, community behaviour and social resilience (Task 11 of Integrated project FLOODsite – Integrated Flood Risk Analysis and Management Methodologies)
(EU, 03/2004 – 02/2009)

Urban Restructuring and Reduction of Land Consumption
(01/2003 – 12/2008)

Integrated assessment of land use change in urban regions
(003/2007 – 12/2008)

FLOOD-ERA – Flood risk management strategies in European Member States
(BMBF/Defra – United Kingdom/Lebensministerium – Austria, 10/2006 - 04/2008)

Accountability and Legitimacy of Governance Institutions that support Viable Environments (ALIVE)
(EU, 01/2006 - 12/2007)

URBS PANDENS – Urban Sprawl – European Patterns, Environmental Degradation and Sustainability
(EU, 01/2002 – 03/2005)

Sustainability monitoring in shrinking cities
(2006 – 2008) -German only-

Aufbau einer integrierten regionalen Umwelt- und Sozialberichterstattung unter dem Leitbild einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung (BMBF)
(BMBF, 6/2002 – 01/2006) -German only-

Reurbanisation of inner-city residential areas with respect to demographic change (Re Urban Mobil)
(EU, 11/2002 – 10/2005)

Reduction of Housing Vacancy and Improvement of the Quality of Life – Sociological Investigations in the City of Weißwasser
(BMBF, 07/2001 – 06/2005)

Sociological observations on the implementation and execution of demolitions, aiming at the reduction of housing vacancies and the improvement of environmental conditions and the quality of life
(BMBF, 08/2002 – 08/2005)

Umwelt- und Sozialatlas der Region Gran Concepcion, Chile
(BMBF, 04/2001 – 12/2004) -German only-

Binnen- und Außenimage von Johanngeorgenstadt (Zentrales Erzgebirge)
(BMBF, IÖR, Land Sachsen, 11/2002 – 12/2004) -German only-

Quality of Urban Life - Characteristics and Perception of Urban Quality - Examples from Argentina and Germany (The Rising Number of barrios cerrados in Gran Mendoza)
(BMBF, 03/2001 – 12/2003)

Nachhaltige Entwicklung des Wohnungsbestandes in sächsischen Groß- und Mittelstädten (SMI)
(03/1999 – 04/2001) -German only-

Interdependenzen von gebauter, sozialer und natürlicher Umwelt und deren Einfluß auf die Umsetzung quartiersbezogener Umweltqualitätsziele
(05/1997 – 12/2000) -German only-

Quality of Life in the Post-mining Landscape in Central Germany – Usage Preferences at Mine Lakes
(09/1999 – 08/2002)

Umweltmentalitäten, Naturvorstellungen und Lebensstile in Ostdeutschland
(03/2000 – 03/2003) -German only-

Naturverständnisse in der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung
(08/2000 – 07/2001) -German only-

Revitalisierung von Tagebaurandgemeinden im Braunkohlerevier Südraum Leipzig – Bewertung sozioökonomischer Folgen und Zukunftschancen der Randlage von Anliegerkommunen des Tagebaus Espenhain
(BMBF, 07/1996 – 06/1999) -German only-

Socio-economic and Demographic Factors Relevant for Differentiation of Urban Spaces
(BMBF, 1996 – 1998) -German only-

Social Atlas of the City of Leipzig
(04/1994 – 12/1997)

→ Potenzialanalyse zur Beeinflussung von Landnutzungssystemen und deren biogeochemischen Kreisläufe zur Erreichung der Treibhausgas-Reduktionsziele
(BMBF)

Completed Dissertation and Habilitation Theses

Dissertations

Ambivalent segregation patterns considering spatial and temporal dimensions of social integration – the case of Santiago de Chile
(Juliane Welz, 2012)

→ Transdisziplinarität in der Umweltforschung: Eine Analyse integrativer Strategien in der Sanierungsforschung
(Vivien Weiss, 2012)

Political Participation in the context of periurban megaprojects in Santiago de Chile
(Michael Lukas, 2011)

Public transport governance in the light of decentralization – the cases of Santiago de Chile and Bogotá
(Carolin Höhnke, 2011)

Abenteuer Altlasten. Vom Umgang mit Nichtwissen in Entscheidungsprozessen am Beispiel der Altlastensanierung
(Alena Bleicher, 2011)

Flood Risk Assessment in Santiago de Chile
(Annemarie Ebert, 2011)

Residential Property Rights and Markets in Shrinking Cities. An Institutional Analysis for Urban Research and Planning
(Bertram Schiffers, 2008)

Life-limited neighbourhoods in an ageing society (Heinrich-Böll-Foundation)
(Andreas Peter, 2008)

Ignorance and Vulnerability: The 2002 Flood in the City of Eilenburg (Saxony, Germany) (EU)
(Christian Kuhlicke, 2008)

Social Stratification, Environment, and Health (EU)
(Horst-Dietrich Elvers, 2004)

Residential Location Decisions and Environmental Quality. Case Studies of Urban Transition Processes in Leipzig (Germany) and Brno (Czech Republic)
(Annett Steinführer, 2002)

→ Aktionsräume in dispersen Stadtregionen – ein akteursbezogener Ansatz zur Analyse von Suburbanisierungsprozessen am Beispiel der Stadtregion Leipzig
(Susanne Heydenreich, 1999)

Habilitations

Stadtumbau: Herausforderungen nachhaltiger Stadtentwicklung in einer Transformationsgesellschaft
(Sigrun Kabisch, 2006)

Räumliche Entwicklung im gesellschaftlichen Wandel
(Henning Nuissl, 2006)

Ignorance and Surprise: Science, Knowledge Production, and the Making of Robust Ecological Design
(Matthias Gross, 2006)

News

Buchumschlag

Renewable Energies

Forthcoming book:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Groß
& Rüdiger Mautz (2014)


book cover

Climate Adaptation Santiago

New Publication by
Dr. Kerstin Krellenberg and the CAS-Project