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Conference on Architecture, European Urbanisation and Globalisation / Markus Hesse

02 2nd, 2012

Markus Hesse is Professor of urban studies at the University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Humanities, with the Geography and Spatial Planning research centre. With an academic background in geography and spatial planning, he published widely in the field of urban and regional development, economic and social geography and, more recently, on housing issues and metropolitan regions. Recent publications include ‘The City as a Terminal. The Urban Context of Logistics and Freight Distribution’ (2008, with Ashgate Publishers, Aldershot/UK) and the forthcoming ‘Cities, Regions and Flows’ (2012, co-edited with Peter V. Hall, published with Routledge Publishers, Oxford/UK), also a variety of peer-reviewed articles on reurbanisation, metropolitan regions and suburban developments. Markus Hesse’s research is concerned with principles of urban and regional development (particularly patterns of urbanisation and sub-urbanisation), European urban development and policy, and the significance of global flows and mobilities for cities and regions. Developments and conflicts in Luxembourg and the Greater Region are subject of his research as well. Markus Hesse is elected member of the German Academy of Spatial Research and Planning (ARL), active in working groups of the German Society for Geography, member of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and fellow of the Royal Geographic Society with the British Institute of Geographers (RGS with IBG). He serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the ‘Journal of Transport Geography’ and of ‘European Spatial Research and Policy’, also as referee for numerous academic and planning journals. In 2010, he was appointed as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), Bonn, Germany.

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