Christoph Rupprecht

Christoph Rupprecht is an urban geographer, planner and ecologist working for the FEAST project with a special interest in urban Japan. He analyses urban human-nature interactions using mixed methods. Topics include foodshed mapping, food system analysis, degrowth, environmental justice and informal green spaces such as vacant lots, verges, and brownfields.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Project Researcher, FEAST Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
  • 2015–2016
    Visiting Researcher, Griffith University, Environmental Futures Research Institute
  • 2011–2015
    PhD Candidate, Griffith University, Environmental Futures Research Institute

Education

  • 2015 
    Griffith University, PhD
  • 2009 
    Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, Magister Artium

Publications

  • 2015
    Memories of vacant lots: How and why residents used informal urban greenspace as children and teenagers in Brisbane, Australia and Sapporo, Japan, Children's Geographies
  • 2015
    'It's real, not fake like a park': Residents' perception and use of informal urban green-space in Brisbane, Australia and Sapporo, Japan, Landscape and Urban Planning
  • 2014
    Informal Urban Green-Space: Comparison of Quantity and Characteristics in Brisbane, Australia and Sapporo, Japan, PLOS One
  • 2014
    The Role of Green Spaces in the City Image of Sapporo, Landscape Research Japan
  • 2014
    Informal urban greenspace: a typology and trilingual systematic review of its role for urban residents and trends in the literature, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Early Career Researcher Support Grant
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Research Institute for Humanity and Nature