Dr. Annegret Kindler


Dr. Annegret Kindler
Senior Scientist

Department Urban & Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research – UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: ++49 341 235 1737
Fax: ++49 341 235 45 1737
Annegret Kindler

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Working groups

Current projects

Completed projects

Professional and Academic Career

2003 - 2016

Equal Opportunity Commissioner of the UFZ

since 1992

Senior scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research


PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in Cartography, Academy of Sciences of the GDR

1980 - 1991

Scientist at the Institute for Geography and Geoecology at the Academy of Sciences of the GDR

1975 - 1980

1975-1980 Studies in Cartography (degree „diploma“ – equivalent to M.Sc.), Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Areas of expertise and research

  • Investigation of urban development processes under the conditions of growth, shrinkage and demographic change
  • Monitoring of land-use changes and socio-spatial differentiation processes
  • Investigation of the environmental quality and quality of life in urban areas
  • Environmental justice
  • Methods: quantitative methods, GIS, cartographic modelling


  • Kindler, A., Klimeczek, H.-J., Franck, U. (2018):
    Socio-spatial distribution of airborne outdoor exposures – An indicator for environmental quality, quality of life, and environmental justice : the case study of Berlin
    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. 257 – 279
  • 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 Policy, 60, 403-407. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.11.012
  • 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
  • Banzhaf, E., De la Barrera, F., Kindler, A., Reyes-Paecke, S., Schlink, U., Welz, J., Kabisch, S. (2014): A Conceptual Framework for Integrated Analysis of Environmental Quality and Quality of Life. Ecological Indicators 45 (2014) 664-668
  • Franck, U., Klimeczek, H.-J., Kindler, A. (2014): Social indicators are predictors of airborne outdoor exposures in Berlin. Ecological Indicators 36 (2014) 582-593
  • Schlink, U., Kindler, A., Großmann, K., Schwarz, N., Franck, U. (2014): The temperature recorded by simulated mobile receptors is an indicator for the thermal exposure of the urban inhabitants. Ecological Indicators 36 (2014) 607-616
  • Banzhaf, E., Reyes-Paecke, S., Müller, A., Kindler, A. 2013. Do demographic and land-use changes contrast urban and suburban dynamics? A sophisticated reflection on Santiago de Chile. Habitat International 39, 179-191.
  • Strebel, K., Espinosa, G., Giralt, F., Kindler, A., Rallo, R., Richter, M., Schlink, U. (2013): Modeling airborne benzene in space and time with self-organizing maps and Bayesian techniques. Environmental Modelling & Software 41 (2013) 151-162