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Visiting Researcher


Alex Lawrie

Alex Lawrie is a Guest Researcher at the TUB Institute of Urban and Regional Planning. Since 2013, he has worked as a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute for Public Policy and Governance at the University of Technology Sydney (Australia), which is a Key Technology Partner university for TUB. Alex studied at the University of Technology Sydney and University of New South Wales (Australia) and he holds a Bachelor of City Planning (1st Class Honours), Master of Urban Policy and Strategy (with Honours), and Cotutelle Doctor of Philosophy (Built Environment). 

Alex specializes in Spatial Policy, City Strategy and Multi-Level Policy and Governance. In 2019, Alex joined TUB where his doctoral research is focusing on the Evolution of National Urban Policy Systems, including policy logics, processes, and instruments, since the Global Financial Crisis using comparative case studies of national spatial and urban sector policies of the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia.


Dr. Yu Cheng

Yu Cheng has studied at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, in Zhongshan and graduated in 2015. Her research focus is ‚Urban and Local Governance, Urbanization, Land Reform‘.

In september 2018 she started her visiting researcher fellowship at the Chair of Planning Theory and Urban-Regional Policy Analysis, where she will focus especially on the research on ‚A Comparative Study of Urban Land Use and Land Income Distribution in China and Germany‘.

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Grube, N. (2018)‘You are a tourist! Exploring tourism conflicts by means of performative interventions’ in Frisch, T., Sommer, C., Stoltenberg, L. et al. (eds.) ‚Tourism and Everyday Life in the Contemporary City‘, London/New York, Routledge: 232-254.

Novy, J. und Grube, N. (2018) ‘Streitgrund Stadttourismus- Über die Ursachen und Folgen der Debatte über Overtourism und Tourismusphobie’, PlanerIn,6.18, SRL: 5-8.

Gross, J.E., Gualini, E. and Ye, L. (eds.) (2018) ‘Constructing Metropolitan Space: Actors, Policies and Processes of Rescaling in World Metropolises’, Routledge, London/New York

Direct Democracy Ride – "Erfahren" Sie Berlins Volksentscheide!
Berlin, 24. Juni 2018
Fahrradtour, Projektpräsentation und öffentliche Diskussionsrunde zum aktuellen Bachelor-Studienprojekt, in Kooperation mit dem MakeCity Festival 2018
Programmleitung Nils Grube, Philipp Nimpsch

Internationale Konferenz
'International Conference on the Urban Night: Governance, Diversity, Mobility'
Sofia University, 7.-8. Juni 2018, Präsentation von Nils Grube mit dem Titel: Night Tourism Governance and Conflict Regulation under Post-political Conditions

Gualini, E. (2018)
‘Political Articulation and Hegemonic Practices in the Institutionalization of the Urban Order’, in Salet, W.G.M. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Planning and Institutions in Action, London/New York: Routledge: 43-58.

Gualini, E. and Fricke, C. (2018)
‘‘Who Governs’ Berlin’s Metropolitan Region? The Strategic-Relational Construction of Metropolitan Scale in Berlin-Brandenburg’s Economic Development Policies’, Environment & Planning C:Politics and Space, onlinefirst

Fricke, C. and Gualini, E. (2018)<br/> ‘Metropolitan Regions as Contested Spaces: The Discursive Construction of Metropolitan Space in Comparative Perspective’, Territory Politics Governance 6.2: 199-221, (special issue on ‘Constructing Metropolitan Scales: Economic, Political and Discursive Determinants’)

Collège d’Etudes Mondiales – FMSH, Chaire Villes Globales,, Paris, 28. Juni 2017: Seminar von Enrico Gualini mit dem Titel: Indeterminate spaces, reclaimed spaces, contested spaces: Urban development and the struggle for the political

École Urbaine / Centre d’Études européennes, Sciences Po, Paris, 6. Juni 2017: Seminar von Enrico Gualini mit dem Titel: Controversy / conflict in policy analysis and planning: critical perspectives

Enrico Gualini ist Research Associate am Collège d’Etudes Mondiales – FMSH, Paris, und Visiting Research Fellow am
Centre d’Études Européennes, Sciences Po, Paris,
April-Juli 2017

Stadtssalonsurbains (Brussels Academy)
Beursschouwburg Brüssel,
30. September 2016,
Vortrag von Enrico Gualini mit dem Titel: Contested urban spaces: development struggles as displacement of the borders of the political. Reflections on urban conflicts in Berlin

Internationales Symposium
Moving beyond conflict in planning: Towards a critical consensus politics?
RMIT University Europe,
Barcelona, Spanien,
16.-17. Juni 2016
veranstaltet vom Critical Urban Governance Programm, RMIT University, Australia & AESOP Planning/Conflict Thematic Group

Dr. Carolina Pacchi
(Assistant Professor am DAStU, Politecnico di Milano) ist Gastwissenschaftlerin am Fachgebiet im Sommersemester 2016 als DAAD fellow und als Gast der TU strategic partnership

Visiting Fellowship
Enrico Gualini ist Visiting Fellow am Brussels Centre for Urban Studies, COSMOPOLIS / Department of Political Science POLI, Vrije Universiteit Brussel,
im März/ August-September 2016

'Conflict in the City:
Contested Urban Spaces
and Local Democracy'

von Enrico Gualini, Jõao Morais Mourato und Marco Allegra (Hg.),
Jovis, Berlin

'Planning and Conflict:
Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments'

von Enrico Gualini (Hg.),
Routledge (RTPI Series),
London/New York

Internationale Konferenz
'RC21 Conference of the Research Committee on Urban and Regional Development'
Urbino, 27-29 August 2015,
Präsentation von Enrico Gualini und Carola Fricke mit dem Titel: Who governs’ the Berlin metropolitan region? The strategic-relational construction of metropolitan space in Berlin-Brandenburg spatial and economic development policies

Internationale Konferenz
'RC21 Conference of the Research Committee on Urban and Regional Development'
Urbino, 27-29 August 2015,
Präsentation von Carola Fricke mit dem Titel: Europeanization of Metropolitan Regions? City-regional Policies in Supra-national and Sub-national contexts

Internationale Konferenz
'RC21 Conference of the Research Committee on Urban and Regional Development'
Urbino, 27-29 August 2015,
Enrico Gualini (mit Walter Nicholls) chair of session E10: Contentious planning: insurgent practices and new democratic openings

Internationaler Kongress
'AESOP Congress'
Prag, 13-16 Juli 2015,
Enrico Gualini (mit Willem Salet) chair of Track 1: Planning Theory and Methodologies

Internationale Konferenz
'IPA 10th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis'
Lille, 8-10 Juli 2015,
Präsentation von Enrico Gualini mit dem Titel: Innovative governance' as hegemonic practice: dis-articulating / re-articulating the urban order through translation

Internationale Konferenz
'IPA 10th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis'
Lille, 8-10 Juli 2015,
Präsentation von Carola Fricke mit dem Titel: Tracing Policy Change and Learning in the Europeanization of Metropolitan Policies

Internationaler Workshop
Constructing Metropolitan Space: The role of economic development actors and policies in the rescaling of metropolitan regions. A comparative analysis of large metropolitan areas in the world
4. IMRC Workshop,
Technische Universität Berlin,
26-27 Juni 2015,
Konzept und Organisation:
Enrico Gualini und Carola Fricke

Internationale Konferenz
AAG Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, 21-25 April 2015
Präsentation von Enrico Gualini mit dem Titel: Contention, mobilization and conflict in (un-)making the urban order: in search of the political in 'late neoliberalism'