Recent Activities - Selected
2015 Trends and Typologies of Contemporary Urban Development in the Context of Climate Change. Key Note lecture at the IGCS Conference in Chennai, 27-28.02.2016
2015 Self-Organisation and Urban Sustainability, Lecture on at the Munich Science-days, 17.11.2015,
2015 Co-chair of the thematic group on Housing and Planning; Organising several workshops and drafting of a policy position paper for Habitat III in partnership with the Network-Association of urban Researchers on Urbanisation in the South, and the Cities Alliance, Brussels.
2015 Participatory Design of Parks and Public Spaces using the Block-by-block approach: Model Project of the Endstreet Park North in the Inner City in Johannesburg; Initiator and Public Space and Safety Expert
2015 Gotsch, Peter; Andersson, Cecilia, Chong, José; Roji, Ayanda 2015: Exploring the three prongs of Legislation& Governance, Planning & Design, and Finance & Economy towards safe and prosperous parks and public spaces. Three cases from Johannesburg (South Africa). Paper Presented at the 3rd Future of Places Conference. June 28th to July 1st 2015. Stockholm.
2014 Support to the "Urban Policy and Integrated Urban Development Framework" Dialogue between South Africa and the European Union. Team Leader, Urban development, planning and policy expert on behalf of the European Commission and the South African Department for Collaborative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA)
2014 Urban Camps – Research and policy project. Lead author aiming at documenting lessons learnt and to develop strategies for refugees in cities with a focus on Germany and Jordan.
2013 Gotsch, Peter (Ed.) 2013: Private Urbanisation– The City as a Zoo. Journal for Planning and Building in a Global Context 4/2011 – 2012. Frankfurt and Berlin.
2013 Associate Professor for International Cooperation and Urban Development at TU Darmstadt
2013 Independent project evaluation and lessons learnt of two South African NGOs: Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC), Cape Town, and the Built Environment Support Group (BESG), Pietermaritzburg. Mission Leader for Misereor/KZE
2013 Lead author of the Research Module on Urban Safety as part of the Integrated Urban Development Framework for GIZ VCP (Pretoria) on behalf of the South African Ministry for Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Karlsruhe and Pretoria, June - July 2013
2013 UN.Habitat. Regional Workshop for Municipal High-Level Officials, Amman. May 28-30 2013, Moderator & Lead Urban Expert on Integrated City-Regional Development