Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Simone Sandholz M.Eng.

Academic Background

2015: PhD, University of Innsbruck, Topic of PhD research: „Our Town? Heritage and Identities in Changing Urban Landscapes of the Global South", case studies in Kathmandu/Nepal, Yogyakarta/Indonesia, and Recife/Brazil

2001 –2003: Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Postgraduate Master Course (M.Eng.) "Technology in the Tropics", Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics

1999 –2003: Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Postgraduate Course "Conservation and Preservation of Historic Monuments and Sites", Faculty of Architecture

1993 –1999: University of Siegen
Diploma in Architecture (Dipl.-Ing.), Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

Professional Experience

since March 2012: Research staff at Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck

July 2003 – June 2012: Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany, responsibilities (amongst others):

Msc thesis supervision in the areas of urban and regional planning. Lecturer in MSc programme, topics: Ecosystem Management and Nature Conservation, Ecosystem Based Disaster Risk Reduction, Urban and regional Planning

08/2009 - 06/2012 Coordination of “Center for Natural Resources and Development”, funding: BMZ in programme "Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation"

07/2005 – 06/2008: Project Coordination "Open Spaces in Megacities – Potential for Nature Orientated Living", Recife, Brazil, Funding: BMBF

Research areas:

• Sustainable Urban & Regional Planning
• Urban Renewal
• Urban Risk & Risk Reduction, ecosystem-based Approaches
• Cultural Landscapes
• Governance

Regional Focus:

• Latin America: Brazil, Mexico
• Asia: Indonesia, Nepal