On-going research projects

2016 Interdisziplinäres Projekt „Kooperation zum Schutz Kritischer Infrastrukturen – Simulation von Kommunikations- und Informationsaustauschprozessen“, Finanzierung: Forum interdisziplinäre Forschung der TU Darmstadt
2016-2019 Smart Grids – Smart Cities? International Academic Working Group, German Academy of Spatial Research and Planning
01/2016 – 12/2018 ACTUS – Accelerating Transition in Peri-urban areas in East Africa. Funding: H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Global Fellowship, European Commission
08/2015 – 07/2017 Translating the networked city: adaptation and creativity in urban infrastructures in Africa. Funding: German Research Foundation, Priority Program „Adpatation and Creativity in Africa“ (www.spp1448.de).
11/2014 – 10/2017 International Mobility and Networks in Urban and Architectural Research. Funding: German Academic Exchange Service, Program “Internationalization of Ph.D. studies in Germany“.
10/2014 – 12/2017 Urban infrastructures in transition – the case of African cities. interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, funded by the Hans-Böckler-Foundation.
10/2013 – 09/2016 Sustain – Strengthening Higher Education in Urban Sustainability and Transition towards Internationalization of Academic Institutions and Networks. Funding: European Commission, Erasmus Mundus Program.
04/2013 – 03/2016 Spatial aspects of socio-technical niches: the case of smart grids and micro-CHP. Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
10/2012 – 03/2016 Urban distinctiveness and the sustainable development of technical infrastructures. Funding: German Research Foundation.
04/2010 – 03/2017 Global suburbanisms: governance, land, and infrastructure in the 21st century. Funding: Major Collaborative Research Initiative, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
04/2010 – 09/2015 Graduate School “Topology of Technology”. Funding: by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Completed research projects

04/2013 – 03/2015 Translating urban infrastructure ideals and planning models: adaptation and creativity in water and sanitation systems in African cities. Funding: German Research Foundation, Priority Program „Adpatation and Creativity in Africa“ (www.spp1448.de).
02/2012 – 04/2015 Spatial policy and planning of energy transitions: between regionalisation and re-municipalisation?“ Academic Working Group funded by the German Academy for Spatial Spatial Research and Planning (ARL)
01/2010 – 12/2013 Junior Researchers Group “The political ecology of urban infrastructures. A comparative study of energy, water and waste systems in the urban regions of Frankfurt, Berlin and the Ruhr”. Funding: Hans Böckler Foundation.
09/2010 – 04/2012 Metropolitan Forum Frankfurt/Rhine-Main: Current Problems and spatial policies in the metropolitan region. Funding: Schader-Foundation and Hessian Ministry for the Economy, Transport and Spatial Development.
10/2009 – 03/2012 Institutional arrangements for allocating GHG reductions amongst the German Bundesländer. Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
04/2007 – 02/2009 Environmental Governance and Planning of Urban Infrastructure. A comparative study of energy and water management in Toronto, Los Angeles and Berlin. Research Scholarship funded by the German Research