Department International Planning Systems

Dipl.-Ing. MSc. René Fleschurz

Professional focus

Participation, demographic change, urban shrinkage, comparative resarch, European spatial development

See also profiles at ReseachGate.net and Academia.edu


Scientific career

Since 11/2010 Research fellow at the department for "International Planning Systems" at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

04/2010 - 10/2010 Research fellow at EOR Rhineland-Palatinates energy agency

2006 – 2007 Master course "European Spatial Planning and Regional Development" at Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden

2002 – 2010 Studies of Spatial and Environmental Planning at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern


Awards, Prizes and Scholarships

09/2013 Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM), COST Action TU0803 Cities Regrowing Smaller, Research stay at synergo Mobilität, Politik, Raum GmbH, Zürich/Switzerland


Publications

Pallagst, Karina, Fleschurz, René and Franziska Trapp. (forthcoming). Greening the Shrinking City – New Sustainable Planning Approaches in the USA. Landscape Research.

Pallagst, Karina, Fleschurz, René and Siba Said. 2016. Right sizing the shrinking city: Tales from two German cases. South Architecture Magazine, 2016(2), S. 54-60.

Fleschurz, René, Pallagst Karina. 2015. Book Review: Design After Decline: How America Rebuilds Shrinking Cities, Journal of Planning Education and Research.

Pallagst, Karina and René Fleschurz. 2015. Shrinkage in Suburbia – The American Perspective. In Exploring the Future of Suburban Neighbourhoods under Conditions of Declining Growth, ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development (ed.), 42–54. http://www.ils-forschung.de/filespublikationen/pdfs/EBookSuburbanNeighbourhoods.pdf.

Fleschurz, René and Susanne Tschirschky. 2014. Einführung Arbeitsgruppe 3: Grenzen der räumlichen Anpassungsfähigkeit. In Nimm's sportlich - Planung als Hindernislauf: 16th Young Forum of ARL, 29th to 31st May, 2013 in Kaiserslautern, Swantje Grotheer, Arne Schwöbel and Martina Stepper (ed.), 95–97. Arbeitsberichte der ARL Bd.10. Hannover: ARL.

CostAction Cities Regrowing Smaller. 2012. Urban Shrinkage and Chances for Adaption to Climate Change. Training School at Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Dessau, 17th – 21st September 2012. http://www.shrinkingcities.eu/fileadmin/Dessau/Urban_Shrinkage_and_Chances_for_Adaptation_to_Climate_Change_Final.pdf


Lectures at conferences

30.10.2015 - Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference, Sheffield/United Kingdom Presentation on “Regional public involvement and participation – strategies to adapt in shrinking rural areas”

13.09.2013 - Shrinking Cities In Europe - Final Conference of COST Action “Cities Regrowing Smaller” (CIRES), Dortmund/Germany Presentation of Training School Results on “Scenarios 2030 - Possible Futures Of Shrinking Cities In Europe”

13.07.2012 - AESOP Annual Congress 2012, Ankara/Turkey Presentation on “Possibilities And Problems Of Implementing The Informal Action Plan ‘Housing 2020’ For Future Developments In The Bonn Region - Case Study On The Administrative District Of Ahrweiler”


Workshops and Summer Schools

05.11-06.11.2015 - Workshop “Der Stadtvergleich. Instrument der Analyse und Praxis der Wissensgenerierung“, Leipzig/Germany
Presentation on „Die Nutzung internationaler Best Practices zur Entwicklung von Untersuchungsparametern und deren Anwendung im räumlichen Vergleich“

09.09.-14.09.2013 - Training School, COST Action TU0803 Cities Regrowing Smaller, Dortmund/Germany “Scenarios 2030 - Possible Futures Of Shrinking Cities In Europe”

17.09.-21.09.2012 - Training School, COST Action TU0803 Cities Regrowing Smaller, Dessau-Roßlau/Germany “Urban Shrinkage and Chances for Adaptation to Climate Change”

06.07.-09.07.2012 - AESOP PhD Workshop, Izmir, Turkey 
Presentation on “
Participatory Planning in Major Projects of Structural Adaptation - The Importance and Potential of Citizen Involvement on Regional Level”

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Dipl.-Ing. MSc. René Fleschurz

Department International Planning Systems

Pfaffenbergstraße 95
03-123
67663 Kaiserslautern

Phone: +49 (0)631 205 5156
E-mail: rene.fleschurz(at)ru.uni-kl.de 


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