Working Group Urban Studies

The working group looks at the effects of global change processes such as climate change and digital change in cities. Tackling the complexity of social, ecological and technical processes and their interactions in the urban system is central to the work of the group. This calls for the interdisciplinary cooperation with other working groups and institutions. Together with various urban actors such as city administrations, the private sector and civil society, integrative approaches for the development of sustainable urban societies are developed. City specific challenges and the potential of cities to contribute to global sustainability is in the focus. This way, the Urban Studies working group pursues an inter- and transdisciplinary social-ecological-technical urban research and teaching profile for the integrative analysis of human-environmental-technological interactions and urban sustainability transformations. Comparative studies are conducted in European and Latin American cities, with different challenges and development paths.

News & Events


Unternehmensfrühstück am 14. September 2022

15.07.2022 12:55

Students from Cohort 13 presenting research designs

10.06.2022 00:00

Workshop in Graz


Open Access Articel from Kerstin Krellenberg and Florian Koch published in 'Global Sustainability Journal'


Warum sind Urbane Nachhaltigkeitstransformationen erforderlich?

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Video 10 Questions to… Student Experts on Urban Sustainability Transformations