Jochen Monstadt

Title/Position: Full Professor, Chair of Spatial and Infrastructure Planning
Darmstadt University of Technology
Ph.D. in Environmental Planning (Dr. of Civil Engineering – Dr.-Ing.), Berlin University of Technology

MCRI Projects: A4: Infrastructure; B6: Water

Background: Jochen Monstadt is professor of spatial and infrastructure planning at the Darmstadt University of Technology. Between 2007 and 2009, he was a visiting scholar at the City Institute at York University (CITY), where he completed a comparative study of energy and water management in Toronto, Los Angeles and Berlin. He sits on the editorial board of the journal Public Works Management and Policy.

Research Interests: Infrastructure planning; co-evolution between cities and infrastructures; governance of urban infrastructures; environmental and spatial issues associated with the restructuring and (re-)regulation of utility industries (water and energy supply, wastewater and waste systems); Urban and regional governance and planning; sustainable urban and regional development; comparative urban/regional studies.

Select Publications:

2009 Monstadt, Jochen: Conceptualizing the political ecology of urban infrastructures: insights from technology and urban studies, in: Environment and Planning A (forthcoming).

2008 Newig, J.; Voß, J.-P.; Monstadt, J. (eds.): Governance for sustainable development: coping with ambivalence, uncertainty and distributed power. Routledge, London (ISBN 9780415451925).

2008 Monstadt, Jochen: The spatial transformation of the electricity supply and the impact on the spatial and infrastructure planning, in: Moss, T., Naumann, M., knowledge, M. (eds): infrastructure networks and regional development. Between universalization and differentiation. Ökom Publisher: Munich, pp. 187-224.

2008 Puetz, Marco; Kübler, Daniel; Monstadt, Jochen; Enzler, Karin; Seidl, Irmi; Zollinger, Fritz: Decentralised settlement as a challenge for regional development: A case study of Surselva in the Grisons, in: disP - Swiss Planning Review 173: p. 5-21.

2007 Monstadt, Jochen: Urban governance and the transition of energy systems: institutional change and shifting energy and climate policies in Berlin, in: International Journal for Urban and Regional Research 31 (2): pp. 326-343, 2007.

2007 Newig, Jens; Voß, Jan-Peter; Monstadt, Jochen: Editorial: Governance for sustainable development in the face of ambivalence, uncertainty and distributed power: an introduction, in: Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning 9 (3-4): pp. . 185-192.

2007 Newig, Jens; Voß, Jan-Peter; Kastens, Britta; Monstadt, Jochen; Nolting, Benjamin: Steering for sustainable development: a typology of problems and strategies with respect to ambivalence, uncertainty and distributed power, in: Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning 9 (3-4): pp. 193-212.

2006 Lienert, Judit; Monstadt, Jochen; Truffer, Bernhard: Future Scenarios for a Sustainable Water Sector - A Case Study from Switzerland, in: Environmental Science and Technology 40 (2): pp. 436-442.