Projects

since 11/2017: Build4People: Sustainable Buildings for People – Enhancing Urban Quality of Life in Cambodia, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Timeline of the whole funding initiative is till 07/2027 (preparation project 2017-2018: support code: 01DP17053; definition project 2019-2021: support code: 01LE1908A), R&D phase 2021-2025, implementation phase 2026-2027, concluding phase 2027).
I am leader of the consortium and guiding the work packages “Sustainable Urban Transformation” and “Coordination, Communication and Dissemination”. Consortium partners are Prof. Dr. Ellen Matthies / Dr. Anke Blöbaum, Department of Environmental Psychology, Madgeburg University, doing the work package “Behaviour Change”,  Dr. Dirk Schwede, Stuttgart University, doing the work package “Sustainable Building”, Dipl.-Ing. Rolf Messerschmidt, managing director of the SME “EMP, Eble Messerschmidt Partner” doing the work package “Sustainable Neighbourhoods”, Prof. Dr. Jan-Peter Mund, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, doing the work package “Urban Green”, Prof. Dr. Lutz Katzschner of the SME “INKEK, Institute for Climate and Energy Concepts” doing the work package “Urban Climate”.

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The Build4People project at a glance:

 

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07/2019-06/2022: Climate-Adapted Material Research for the Socio-Economic Context of Vietnam – Enabling Research and Development for Sustainable Buildings in the socio-economic context of Vietnam (CAMaRSEC). The research project CAMaRSEC-II (support code: 01LZ1804B) is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Leader of the consortium: Dr. Dirk Schwede / University of Stuttgart. I am recognized research partner within this project and leader of the sub-project 2 with the title: “socio-economic dimension / governance of sustainable building / impact management”. Main local partners are the National University of Civil Engineering (Trường Đại học xây dựng, NUCE) and the Vietnamese Institute of Building Materials (Viện Vật liệu xây dựng, VIBM), both based in Hanoi and the Ton Duc Thang University (Đại học Tôn Đức Thắng, TDTU) based in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

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04/2017-09/2017: Climate-Adapted Material Research for the Socio-Economic Context of Vietnam – Enabling Research and Development for Sustainable Buildings in the socio-economic context of Vietnam (CAMaRSEC). The definition project CAMaRSEC-I (support code: 01DP17018) was funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Leader of the consortium: Dr. Dirk Schwede / University of Stuttgart. I was recognized research partner within this project.

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09/2015-08/2016: Project coordinator and curator of the poster exhibition “Chinas Metropolen im Wandel: Die Zweite Transformation” which has received a grant from the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the context of the Science Year 2015 with the topic “City of the Future”. For the first time China is the partner country of this initiative. Through the federal funding, altogether 25 schools have received the opportunity to exhibit the posters and to invite the curator Dr. Michael Waibel to give an introductory presentation.

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04/2013-10/2016: Publication project of a trilogy illustrating recent urban development in Vietnam: “TP. Hồ Chí Minh: MEGA City” (2014, 2nd edition 2015, 3rd edition 2016), “Hà Nội: CAPITAL City” (2015) and “Đà Nẵng: COASTAL City” (2016).

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04/2014-10/2014: Project coordinator on behalf of Goethe Institute Vietnam; topic: international conference about “Creativity and the City: Challenges and Opportunities for Vietnam” (2014)

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DFG06/2011-04/2014: Project Leader in the context of the DFG Priority Programme 1233: “Megacities – Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change” (3nd phase); topic: “The Governance of Spatial and Economic Restructuring: Informal Dynamics of the Maturing Mega-City”. Together with Prof. Dr. Uwe Altrock, University of Kassel; Project Flyer in English (PDF) & Project Flyer in Chinese (PDF)

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DFG04/2009-12/2011: Project Leader in the context of the DFG Priority Programme 1233: “Megacities – Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change” (2nd phase); topic: “Governance over Time: Spatial Differentiation & Temporal Change of Urban Development and Redevelopment Strategies in the Pearl River Delta”. Project Partners: Associate Prof. Dr. Bo-sin Tang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Building and Real Estate & Associate Prof. Dr. Yanling He, Sun Yat-sen University Guangzhou, School of Government / Centre for Urban Studies. Project Flyer in English (PDF) & Project Flyer in Chinese (PDF)

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7/2008-9/2013: Recognized Partner and Work Package Leader of a research group, which has received a grant within the funding programme “Research for the Sustainable Development of the Megacities of Tomorrow – Energy- and climate-efficient structures in urban growth centres” of the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF), Title of the action: “Integrative Adaptation Planning Framework for Climate Urban Environment of Ho Chi Minh City – Sustainable Strategies for Energy- and Climate-Efficient and Housing Typologies for Mega-Cities of Tomorrow”; within the project I was leader of the Work Package “Climate-Adapted Housing and Energy-Efficient Buildings”; Main applicant: BTU Cottbus, Germany.

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DFG02/2007-12/2009: Project in the context of the DFG Priority Programme 1233: “Megacities – Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change” (1st phase); topic: “Border-drawing and spatial differentiation of urban governance modes in the Pearl River Delta – with special regard to informal development and self-organization”. Together with Prof. Dr. Uwe Altrock/University of Kassel & Dr. Werner Breitung/Sun Yat-sen University of Guangzhou/China. Project Flyer in English (PDF) & Project Flyer in Chinese (PDF)
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7/2004-3/2008: Partner and Work Package Leader of a research group, which has received a grant within the funding programme “Research for the Sustainable Development of the Megacities of Tomorrow” of the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF), Title of the action: ‘The Balance of Urban Growth and Redevelopment in Ho Chi Minh City/ Vietnam – Sustainable Housing Policies for Megacities of Tomorrow’; Work Package Leader of the Action Field “Housing Policies”; Main applicant: BTU Cottbus – Germany.

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BBR02/2004-9/2005: Senior Expert/Scientific Project Consultant, Action Programme “Demonstration Project on Spatial Planning” (MORO). Topic: “Infrastructure and Demographic Change – Network of Generations for Southern Lower Saxony” (Modellvorhaben der Raumordnung [MoRo] mit dem Thema “Südniedersachsen 2020: Region als Generationen-Netzwerk”), on behalf of the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR) & Regional Federation of Southern Lower Saxony (Regionalverband Südniedersachsen).