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Dr

Sebastian Fastenrath

Research Fellow In Resilient Cities
Architecture, Building And Planning
Urban and Regional Innovation
social sciences
sustainability transitions
science & technology
green building
green & sustainable science & technology
science & technology - other topics
politics
life sciences & biomedicine
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Dr

Sebastian Fastenrath

 
Division
Architecture, Building And Planning
 
Primary Interest
Human Geography
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Dr

Sebastian Fastenrath

 

Sebastian joined MSSI in November 2017, working alongside the ‘City of Melbourne Chair of Resilient Cities’. By generating knowledge and expertise through collaborative research and engagement, Sebastian contributes to the development of urban and regional innovations, resilience and sustainability research, and policy making. Coming from an interdisciplinary background, Sebastian’s work is focused on questions at the interface of economic and urban geography, innovation and transition studies.

He is particularly interested in place-based innovation, resilient urban and regional development, governance, and interactive knowledge generation between actors from public, private and academic sectors. He received his PhD in Human Geography at the University of Cologne, Germany, with research on urban sustainability transitions in the building and construction sector. Sebastian’s work has been published in renowned international journals, such as Applied Geography, Regional Studies, Journal of Cleaner Production or Professional Geographer.

His current projects ‘Urban Resilience In Action’ and ‘Gippsland Smart Specialization Strategy’ are both focused on applicable solutions, cross-sectoral cooperation and place-based innovation. Sebastian's core research questions are: How are resilience and sustainability strategies translated into practice? What drives processes of change and innovation in urban and regional contexts? What are barriers and challenges? To what extent does political decision-making play a role?


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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2016

PhD Fellowship Grant 2017

Graduate School of Geosciences (GSGS), University of Cologne

2010

Research support grant

DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Research Fellow In Resilient Cities

Architecture, Building And Planning

Education


Doctorate of Natural Sciences

University of Cologne

Diplom in Geography

University of Cologne