Urban Geography Research Group

Profile

The emphasis of our Urban Geography research group is in the field of social scientific urban research. Based on a pro-active interest in shaping urban space, our research group deals with questions of urban and regional development in the context of culturalized urban policies. It is important for us to reflect on the current challenges posed by global economic and demographic change. We aim at co-thinking global dynamics with local problems and planning cultures. Additionally, we pay particular attention to analysis of the specific perspectives of different urban institutions, including local administrations, planning authorities, business development agencies, city marketing and tourist offices.