Research Coordinator for Urban Transformations, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Dr. Florian Koch is co-ordinator of the Integrated Project “Urban Transformations: Sustainable urban development towards resource efficiency, quality of life and resilience” at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ in Leipzig, Germany. He was Professor for European Studies and Regional Development at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia (long-term lectureship of the DAAD–German Academic Exchange Service) and coordinated the EU-Jean Monnet Module on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the European Union. Florian studied spatial planning in Dortmund and Rome and holds a PhD in Social Science from Humboldt University Berlin. He is author of books and articles on topics related to Multi-Level-Governance, urban and regional studies, EU-Latin-American relations, the local politics of climate adaption and sustainable urban development.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Coordinator for Urban Transformations, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Education

  • 2009 
    Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany, Urban Sociology