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03 October 2019

Homepage of Build4People project published

I am very glad, that the homepage of our BMBF funded Build4People project went online: build4people.org

23 September 2019

Issue No. 52 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific Geographies published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES has been published.

06 June 2019

Job offer: CAMaRSEC project / expert on sustainable building / urban development

I am currently looking for a research associate (TVL 13; 70% part-time) from 01 August 2019.

The position is part of the project “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)”. This research project (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.

Detailed information on the job offer (in German language only)

Application deadline is 24 June 2019.

30 April 2019

Job offer: Build4People project / expert on sustainable urban development

I am currently looking for a research associate (TVL 13; 60%-65% part-time) from 01 August 2019.

The position is part of a long-term interdisciplinary research project funded by the BMBF on “Build4People: Sustainable Buildings for People – Improving Urban Quality of Life in Cambodia” (project flyer). The overall project examines and promotes the development of sustainable buildings as well as concepts for sustainable urban development from a people-centered perspective. Work Package 6 explores the topic of “Sustainable Urban Transformation” through analytical governance approaches, with the aim of contributing to improving the urban quality of life of Phnom Penh’s citizens.

Tasks:

  • Conceptualization of the “Sustainable Urban Transformation” and application to the Southeast Asian context.
  • Carrying out media analyzes, interviews and expert discussions.
  • Use of stakeholder and analytical governance approaches.
  • Participation in the planning, implementation and documentation of interdisciplinary round-table workshops and conferences in the project region.
  • Participation in a Green School Demonstration Project in Phnom Penh focusing on Education for Sustainable Development.
  • Participate in capacity development at the local cooperation partner, the Royal University of Phnom Penh.
  • Publication of research results in basic reports for the grantor, in scientific journals and other relevant public ations; presentation of results at scientific conferences.

Due to the duration of the first project phase, the position will be limited until 31.12.2020. It is desired that the employee seeks a PhD in a cooperative process.

Application deadline is 22 May 2019.

More information on the job offer (in German language only)

08 March 2019

Issue No. 51 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific Geographies published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES has been published.

03 March 2019

The exhibition “Chinese Mega Cities in Transition” is shown at Buxtehude

From 04 – 15 March 2019, the exhibition “Chinese Mega Cities in Transition” will be shown at Halepaghen-Schule (Konopkastraße 5, 21614 Buxtehude) in Buxtehude / Lower Saxony. Much thanks to the teacher Manuela Holzmüller for organizing this.

29 January 2019

The exhibition “Chinese Mega Cities in Transition” is shown at Neustadt in Holstein and at Marne

From 01 – 23 February 2019, the exhibition “Chinese Mega Cities in Transition” will be shown at the Municipal Library of Neustadt in Holstein. From 02 – 23 March 2019, it will be shown at the local museum (Heimatmuseum) of Marne. Thanks to Peter Schlieper of German-Chinese Friendship Society in Oldenburg for organizing this.

Some impressions of the poster exhibition “Chinas Metropolen im Wandel” shown at the Municipal Library of Neustadt in Holstein in February 2019

Source of all photos: © Peter Schlieper 2019

23 December 2018

Season’s Greetings

08 December 2018

Interview about the topic of housing published at the newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt

as part of the series “100 questions” of the local newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt I got interviewed about the topic of housing together with a colleague from the field of sociology. This is the link to the article (published in German only)

27 November 2018

Reviewer Meeting at DAAD Regional Office Hanoi

Very grateful, that I got invited to become member of a multi-disciplinary reviewer board in regard of interviews of candidates who want to do a PhD in Germany. It was a fruitful and inspiring experience.

17 November 2018

VII. St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum

Very grateful, that I got invited to join the VII. St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum from November 15–17, 2018. As a speaker, I did join the session on „Creative Spaces in Urban Environment“.

24 September 2018

The exhibition “Chinese Mega Cities in Transition” is shown at Oldenburg

From 24 – 29 September 2018, the exhibition “Chinese Mega Cities in Transition” will be shown at famila Einkaufsland Wechloy, Oldenburg. This innovative approach of modern science communication has been initiated by the German-Chinese Friendship Society in Oldenburg. I am very grateful to them.

Some impressions of the exhibition venue

17 September 2018

Issue No. 50 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific Geographies published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES has been published.

02 September 2018

Keynote speech at an international conference at Long Xuyên City, Vietnam

On 30 August 2018, I gave a keynote speech at an international conference at An Giang University, thành phố Long Xuyên, Việt Nam. I presented about “Development perspectives of the Mekong Delta – experience from the Mekong Delta Regional Plan 2030 with a focus on demographics”. I am very grateful to Prof. Dr. Detlev Briesen of Gießen University for inviting me to this exciting event and to German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for covering of all of the related travel expenses.

Some impressions of the conference

23 August 2018

Chinatime Hamburg 2018: 8th edition of the exhibition “Chinese Mega Cities in Transition” published

From 03 September till 28 September 2018 the 8th edition of the exhibition “Chinese Mega Cities in Transition” will be shown at the ground floor of the Geomatikum building, Bundesstraße 55, University of Hamburg. It is part of the event series Chinatime Hamburg 2018.

The exhibition has 4 main topics:

  1. Overview of China
  2. Architecture & Urban Development
  3. Environment & Sustainability
  4. Creative and Cultural Spaces

Preview of the Chinatime 2018 exhibition at flickr

Exhibition Flyer

27 March 2018

Issue No. 49 of the peer-reviewed journal Pacific Geographies published

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal PACIFIC GEOGRAPHIES has been published.

09 February 2018

Build4People Project: Meeting with Vice-Governor of City Hall of Phnom Penh

As part of the activities of the BMBF-funded Build4People project I met his Excellency, the Vice-Governor of the Capital City  Hall of Phnom Penh, Dr. Aunny Ieng, and got him convinced of our innovative project approach.