Jochen Monstadt

Title/Position: Full Professor; Chair of Governance of Urban Transitions
Department/Faculty/Institution: Department of Human Geography & Spatial Planning, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University
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 the Chair of Governance of Urban Transitions, in the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University. 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:

Monstadt, J.; Schramm, S. 2016: Changing sanitation infrastructure in Hanoi: hybrid topologies and the networked city. In: O. Coutard, J. Rutherford (eds.): Beyond the networked city: Infrastructure reconfigurations and urban change in the North and South. Routledge, pp. 26-50. 

Monstadt, J.; Wolff, A. 2015: Energy transition or incremental change? Green policy agendas and the adaptability of the urban energy regime in Los Angeles. Energy Policy 78 (March 2015): 213-224.

Monstadt, J.; Hård, M., Schramm, S. 2015: Jenseits der Netzstadt? Stadt- und Infrastrukturentwicklung in Dar es Salaam. Informationen zur modernen Stadtgeschichte 1: 81–92.

Monstadt, J.; Scheiner, S. 2014: Allocating greenhouse gas emissions in the German federal system: Regional interests and federal climate governance. In: Energy Policy 74(11): 383–394.

Monstadt, J.; Schramm, S. 2013: Beyond the Networked City? Suburban Constellations in Water and Sanitation. In: R. Keil (ed.): Suburban Constellations: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century, Jovis: Berlin, 85-94. 

Monstadt, J. 2009: Conceptualizing the political ecology of urban infrastructures: Insights from technology and urban studies. Environment and Planning A 41(8): 1924-1942. 

Monstadt, J; Zimmermann, K.; Robischon, T.; Schönig, B. (eds.) 2012: Die diskutierte Region: Probleme und Planungsansätze der Metropolregion Rhein-Main. Campus Verlag, Frankfurt/ New York.

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.