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Henning Nuissl

Title/Position: Full Professor
Department of Geography,Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Doctorate (Sociology), Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus

MCRI Projects:
A2: Governance

Background: Henning Nuissl is a full professor of applied geography and town planning at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is also a research fellow with the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research—UFZ in Leipzig, Germany and has held guest professorships at Technische Universität Berlin and Potsdam University. His areas of interest include suburbanisation, urban sprawl and land use change, social geography, and urban and regional governance. Henning’s recent publications include “Fresh wind or hot air? What spatial planning can gain from the governance discourse” (Journal of Planning Education and Research) with Dirk Heinrichs, “Dispersión urbana y nuevos desafíos para la gobernanza (metropolitana) en América Latina: el caso de Santiago de Chile [Urban Sprawl and new Challenges for (metropolitan) governance in Latin America – the case of Santiago de Chile]” (Revista EURE), with Dirk Heinrichs and Claudia Rodriguez Seeger, and “The economic approach towards the containment of land consumption” (Environmental Science and Policy) with Christoph Schröter-Schlaack.

Research Interests: Suburbanization; Urban sprawl and land-use change; Social geography; Urban and regional governance.

Select Publications:

Nuissl, Henning; Höhnke, Carolin; Lukas, Michael, Duran, Gustavo; Rodriguez Seeger, Claudia; Hölzl, Corinna (2011): Megacity governance – concepts and challenges. In: Heinrichs, Dirk; Krellenberg, Kerstin; Martinez, Francisco; Hansjürgens, Bernd (Eds.): Risk Habitat Megacity. The case of Santiago de Chile. New York / Heidelberg: Springer

Nuissl, Henning; Heinrichs, Dirk (2011): Fresh wind or hot air? What spatial planning can gain from the governance discourse. Journal of Planning Education and Research 31 (1), 47-59.

Haase, Dagmar; Nuissl, Henning (Guest Editors) (2010): Assessing the impacts of land use change on transforming regions. Special Issue, Journal of Land use science 5 (2).

Haase, Dagmar; Nuissl, Henning (2010): The urban-to-rural gradient of land use change and impervious cover: a long-term trajectory for the city of Leipzig. In: Journal of Land use science 5 (2), 123-141.

Altrock, Uwe; Huning, Sandra; Kuder, Thomas; Nuissl, Henning (Eds) (2010): Zwanzig Jahre Planung seit der Wiedervereinigung. Berlin: Verlag Uwe Altrock (Planungsrundschau 20). [20 years of planning since German reunification]

Kopfmüller, Jürgen; Lehn, Helmut; Nuissl, Henning; Heinrichs, Dirk; Krellenberg, Kerstin (2009): Sustainable Development of Megacities. In: Die Erde 140 (4), 417-448. (ISI)

Heinrichs, Dirk; Nuissl, Henning; Rodriguez-Seeger, Claudia (2009): Dispersión urbana y nuevos desafíos para la gobernanza (metropolitana) en América Latina: el caso de Santiago de Chile. In: Revista EURE 35 (104 – Gobernanza urbana y regional: Problemas y Desafíos), 29-46. (ISI) [Urban Sprawl and new Challenges for (metropolitan) governance in Latin America – the case of Santiago de Chile]

Nuissl, Henning; Schröter-Schlaack, Christoph (2009): The economic approach towards the containment of land consumption. In: Environmental Science and Policy 12 (3), 270-280. (ISI)

Nuissl, Henning; Haase, Dagmar; Lanzendorf, Martin; Wittmer, Heidi (2009): Impact assessment of land consumption in urbanized areas – an integrated approach from an environmental perspective. In: Land Use Policy 26 (2), 414-424. (ISI)

Nuissl, Henning; Bigalke, Bernadett (2007): Altern am Stadtrand – zum Zusammenhang von demographischem Wandel und Suburbanisierung. In: Raumforschung und Raumordnung 65 (5), 381-392. [Ageing at the urban fringe – on the interdepence of demographic change and suburbanisation]

Nuissl, Henning (2007): Suburbanisierung um Leipzig und Berlin – “Heile Welt” und “Clash of Cultures”. In: Die Alte Stadt 34 (2), 119-129. [Suburbanisation in Leipzig and Berlin – “Ideal World” and “Clash of Cultures”]

Haase, Dagmar; Nuissl, Henning (2007): Does urban sprawl drive changes in the water balance and policy? In: Landscape and Urban Planning 80 (1/2), 1-13. (ISI)

Nuissl, Henning; Rink, Dieter (2005): The ‚production’ of urban sprawl in eastern Germany as a phenomenon of post-socialist transformation. In: Cities 22 (2), 123-134. (ISI)

Nuissl, Henning (2005): Trust in a ‘Post-socialist Region’ : A Study of East German ICT Entrepreneurs’ Willingness to Trust Each Other. In: European Urban and Regional Studies 12 (1), 65-81. (ISI)

Couch, Chris; Karecha, Jay; Nuissl, Henning; Rink, Dieter (2005): Decline and sprawl: an evolving type of urban development. In: European Planning Studies 13 (1), 117-136. (ISI)

Nuissl, Henning (2005): Co-operation and Trust among ICT-Entrepreneurs in East Germany. In: Revista de Informatica Sociala (3), 53-63. (Online-Journal: