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Lecture Series | 5 June, 16:15 | Simone Sandholz (Bonn) Urban Climate Action

Where? H14, Universität Regensburg

When? Monday, 5 June 2023, 16:15-17:45

The lecture elaborates the possibilities as well as necessities for the transformation of urban planning. Especially in the global south cities need to adapt to climate change. 

Simone Sandholz is Academic Officer, Head of Urban Futures and Sustainability Transformation (FAST) Programme at the Institute for Environment and Human Security at the United Nations University in Bonn. She holds a PhD in Geography, a Master’s degree in natural resources management and a Diploma in architecture and urban planning. In her research, Dr. Sandholz focuses on different aspects of future-oriented vulnerability and risk reduction with a focus on urban areas. Her two particular fields of expertise are resilient urban and regional development with an emphasis on critical infrastructures and nature-based solutions for risk reduction and climate change adaptation, closely linked to the second research area on sociocultural aspects of sustainable development, namely place attachment, adaptive social protection, good governance and sustainable livelihood approaches, based on empirical social research methods.

This talk forms part of the lecture series Climate Change: Action and Law in the Global South and Beyond the West organized by Prof. Dr. Rike Krämer-Hoppe (DIMAS/Law) with Dr. Paul Vickers (DIMAS/ScienceCampus). Find the full programme here.