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

Sustainability Visiting Expert, UNILAK, Kigali, Rwanda, fellowship from Elsevier Foundation and TWAS The World Academy of Science

Head of  DKN Future Earth Working Group "Urban Sustainability Transformations – Integrative Urban Research” (together with K. Krellenberg)

Head of the DKN Future Earth Co-Design- project "SDGs in cities" (together with K. Krellenberg)

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
    full text (url)
  • 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