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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sophie Schramm

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sophie Schramm Photo of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sophie Schramm


Campus Addresse
Campus Süd

Room 405


PROfessional background

University Education

  • 2014 Dissertation „Stadt im Fluss: Die Abwasserentsorgung Hanois im Lichte sozialer und räumlicher Transformationen“, TU Darmstadt

  • 2003 – 2008 Study of urban and regional planning, HCU Hamburg, Dipl.-Ing.

  • 2001 – 2003 Study of urban and regional planning, TU Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Bsc.

Professional experience

  • Since October 2019 Professorship International Planning Studies, Faculty Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund

  • 2017 – 2019 Assistant Professor, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University

  • 2016 – 2017 Junior Research Group-Leader, Institute for Urban Development, University Kassel

  • 2012 – 2016 Lecturer “Raum- und Infrastrukturplanung”, TU Darmstadt

  • 2008 Consulting Lao PDR: “Stakeholder Analysis and Stakeholder Workshop for WWF Greater Mekong Lao Country Programme AG“

  • 2008 – 2011 Lecturer “Umwelt- und Raumplanung”, TU Darmstadt

  • 2005 – 2006 Internship Safer Cities Programs UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya

Research fields

  • Planning and housing of rapidly growing cities

  • Heterogeneous infrastructure systems

  • Global waste and recycling flows and spatial Governance

Research projects

  • 2017 – 2019 Scrap metal rules cities of the South! The spatial governance of scrap metal recycling in Nairobi, Kenya and Hanoi, Vietnam

  • 2016 – 2017 Dis-ordering African cites: urban planning, housing and infrastructures from above and below in Dakar and Nairobi

  • 2013 – 2016 Translating urban infrastructures - Adaptation and creativity in water and sanitation systems in African cities, DFG

  • 2012 – 2013 Urban inherent logic and the sustainable development of technical infrastructure regimes, DFG

  • 2011 – 2013 Global suburbanisms: governance, land use, and infrastructure in the 21st century: Case Study Hanoi, Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

  • 2008 – 2011 Solutions for semicentral supply and disposal systems in fast-growing urban areas using the example of Hanoi, Vietnam, BMBF


Publications from Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sophie Schramm in topic Publications.