Dr. Wolfgang Haupt

Since 2022
Associate Lecturer at BTU Cottbus.

Since 2019
Research Associate at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space in Erkner (Research group “Urban Sustainability Transformations). Deputy Head of the Department “Insitutional Change and Regional Public Goods” between 2020 and 2021.

2018 – 2019
Scientific Coordinator of the international Master course „City Resilience Design and Management“ and Docent at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Barcelona (the Departament d'Arquitectura).

2017
Visiting Researcher at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (formerly know as UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education).

2015 bis 2019
Dissertation in Urban Studies at the Gran Sasso Science Institute in L’Aquila and the Scuola Superiore di Sant'Anna Pisa. Topic: „The significance of city-to-city learning in transnational climate networks: an exploratory study”.

2011 - 2014
Studies in Geography (Master) at Dresden University of Technology, Specialization: Urban and Regional Development

2008 - 2011
Studies in Geography (Bachelor) at Dresden University of Technology, Minors: Political Science, Land Readjustment and Real Estate Management.

  • Local Climate Governance (Mitigation and Adaptation)
  • Energy and Climate Policy of the German Länder
  • Energy Geography
  • Urban Resilience
  • (Urban) Sustainability Transformations
  • Transnational Municipal Networks
  • World Heritage (and Urban Development)
  • Policy Learning, Policy Diffusion, and Urban Policy Mobilities

Kern, K., Grönholm, S., Hopman, L., & Haupt, W. (2022). Matching Forerunner Cities: climate policy in Turku, Groningen, Rostock, and Potsdam. Review of Policy Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/ropr.12525.

Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., Irmisch, J. L., & Kern, K. (2022). How do local factors shape transformation pathways towards climate-neutral and resilient cities? European Planning Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2022.2147394.

Albrecht, J., Eckersley, P., Haupt, W., Huber, B., Irmisch, J. L., Lipp, T., Miechielsen, M., & Sterzel, T. (2022). Stärkung der Integration von Klimaanpassung an Hitze und Starkregen in die kommunale Planung: Zwölf Handlungsempfehlungen aus dem Dialog mit kommunalen Planer:innen im Projekt ExTrass. adelphi research gemeinnützige GmbH. https://www.adelphi.de/de/publikation/st%C3%A4rkung-der-integration-von-klimaanpassung-hitze-und-starkregen-die-kommunale-planung.

Huber, B., Miechielsen, M., Otto, A., Schmidt, K., Ullrich, S., Deppermann, L-H., Eckersley, P., Haupt, W., Heidenreich, A., Kern, K., Lipp, T., Neumann, N., Schneider, P., Sterzel, T., & Thieken, A. (2022, Nov 3). Instrumente und Maßnahmen der kommunalen Klimaanpassung: Empirische Befunde für einen erfolgreichen Transfer. Universitätsverlag Potsdam. https://doi.org/10.25932/publishup-56345.

Reichel, C., & Haupt, W. (2022). Beyond Knowledge: Learning to Cope with Climate Change in Cities. in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51812-7_186-1.

Haupt, W., & Kern, K. (2022). Explaining climate policy pathways of unlikely city pioneers: The case of the German city of Remscheid. Urban Climate, [45]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2022.101220.

Haupt, W., Irmisch, J. L., & Kern, K. (2022). From climate policy pioneers to climate policy leaders? The examples of the eastern German cities of Potsdam and Rostock. Urban Research & Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/17535069.2022.2104655.

Otto, A. (Hrsg.), Thieken, A. (Hrsg.), Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., Kern, K., Ullrich, S., Hautz, T., Rocker, P., Rabea, S., Sausen, H., Dillenardt, L., Rose, C., Schmidt, K., Huber, B., Sterzel, T., Marken, M., Michielsen, M., Thieken, A., & Otto, A. (2022, Jul 18). Urbane Resilienz gegenüber extremen Wetterereignissen: Gemeinsamer Verbundabschlussbericht des Forschungsprojektes ExTrass. Universitätsverlag Potsdam. https://doi.org/10.25932/publishup-55542.

Haupt, W., Irmisch, J. L., & Eckersley, P. (2022). Handlungsempfehlungen für eine bessere Klimakoordination in Kommunen. Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/253688.

Kern, K., Haupt, W., & Niederhafner, S. (2022). Entwicklungspfade städtischer Klimapolitik: Bedeutung von Schlüsselereignissen und Schlüssel:akteurinnen für die Klimapolitik in Potsdam, Remscheid und Würzburg. disP – The Planning Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/02513625.2021.2060576.

Irmisch, J. L., Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., Kern, K., & Müller, H. (2022). Klimapolitische Entwicklungspfade deutscher Groß- und Mittelstädte. (IRS-Dialog; Band 2022, Nr. 2). Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. https://leibniz-irs.de/medien/irs-dialog/klimapolitische-entwicklungspfade-deutscher-gross-und-mittelstaedte

Haupt, W. (2022). The Sustainable and the Smart City: Distinguishing Two Contemporary Urban Visions. In R. Brears (Hrsg.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51812-7_177-1.

Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Kern, K. (2021). Transfer und Skalierung von lokaler Klimapolitik: Konzeptionelle Ansätze, Voraussetzungen und Potenziale. (IRS Dialog; Band 2021, Nr. 1). Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/230620.

Kern, K., Grönholm, S., Haupt, W., Hopman, L., Tynkkynen, N., & Kettunen, P. (2021, Mai 7). Turku is a Forerunner in Climate Mitigation, but has Catching Up to do in Climate Adaptation. City of Turku. https://www.turku.fi/sites/default/files/atoms/files/researchbriefings_2021-1.pdf.

Kern, K., Grönholm, S., Haupt, W., Hopman, L., Tynkkynen, N., & Kettunen, P. (2021, Apr 30). Matching Forerunner Cities: Assessing Turku's Climate Policy in Comparison with Malmö, Groningen and Rostock. City of Turku. https://www.turku.fi/sites/default/files/atoms/files/kto-tutkimusraportteja_1-2021.pdf.

Kern, K., Grönholm, S., Haupt, W., Hopman, L., Tynkkynen, N., & Kettunen, P. (2021, Mai 7). Turku on edelläkävijä ilmastonmuutoksen torjunnassa, mutta sopeutumisessa riittää kirittävää. City of Turku. https://www.turku.fi/sites/default/files/atoms/files/tutkimuskatsauksia_2021-1.pdf.

Otto, A., Kern, K., Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Thieken, A. (2021). Ranking Local Climate Policy: Assessing the Mitigation and Adaptation Activities of 104 German Cities. Climatic Change, 167(1-2). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-03142-9.

Kern, K., Irmisch, J. L., Odermatt, C., Haupt, W., & Kissling-Näf, I. (2021). Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Development, and Climate Policy: Comparing the UNESCO World Heritage Cities of Potsdam and Bern. Sustainability, 13(16). https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169131.

Eckersley, P., Kern, K., Haupt, W., & Müller, H. (2021). The Multi-level Context for Local Climate Governance in Germany: The Role of the Federal States. (IRS Dialog; Band 2021, Nr. 3). Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. https://leibniz-irs.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Transferpublikationen/2021/IRS_Dialog_multi-level_governance.pdf.

Kern, K., & Haupt, W. (2021). Von Reallaboren zu urbanen Experimenten: Deutsche und internationale Debatten. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 79(4), 322-335. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.48.

Häußler, S., & Haupt, W. (2021). Climate Change Adaptation Networks for Small and Medium-sized Cities. SN Social Sciences, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1007/s43545-021-00267-7.

Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Kern, K. (2021). How Can ‘Ordinary’ Cities Become Climate Pioneers? In C. Howarth, M. Lane, & S. Amanda (Hrsg.), Addressing the Climate Crisis: Local action in theory and practice (S. 83-92). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79739-3_8.

Haupt, W. (2021). How do Local Policy Makers Learn about Climate Change Adaptation Policies? Examining Study Visits as an Instrument of Policy Learning in the European Union. Urban Affairs Review, 57(6), 1697–1729. https://doi.org/10.1177/1078087420938443.

Haupt, W., Zevenbergen, C., & Van Herk, S. (2021). City-to-City Learning within City Networks to Cater City Needs to Climate Adaptation: Results of a Preliminary Study. In S. Hülsmann, & M. Jampani (Hrsg.), A Nexus Approach for Sustainable Development: Integrated Resources Management in Resilient Cities and Multifunctional Land-use Systems (S. 223-238). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57530-4_14.

Coppola, A., Crivelli, S., & Haupt, W. (2020). Urban Resilience as New Ways of Governing: The Implementation of the 100 Resilient Cities Initiative in Rome and Milan. In A. Balducci, D. Chiffi, & F. Curci (Hrsg.), Risk and Resilience: Socio‐Spatial and Environmental Challenges (S. 113-136). (PoliMI SpringerBriefs). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56067-6_8.

Haupt, W., & Kern, K. (2020). Entwicklungspfade von Klimaschutz und Klimaanpassung in Remscheid. Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/214661.

Haupt, W. (2020). Interkommunales Lernen: Definition, Bedeutung und Potenzial für die lokale Klimawandelanpassung. In T. Neumann, U. Ziesler, & T. Teich (Hrsg.), Kooperation und Innovation für eine nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung: Forschung mit innovativen Kommunen (S. 189-203). (Research). Springer Spektrum.

Haupt, W., Chelleri, L., Van Herk, S., & Zevenbergen, C. (2020). City-to-City Learning within Climate City Networks: Definition, Significance, and Challenges from a Global Perspective. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 12(2), 143-159. https://doi.org/10.1080/19463138.2019.1691007.

Haupt, W., & Coppola, A. (2019). Climate Governance in Transnational Municipal Networks: Advancing a Potential Agenda for Analysis and Typology. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 2019 (11 (2)), 123-140. https://doi.org/10.1080/19463138.2019.1583235.

Haupt, W. (2018). European Municipalities Engaging in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Networks: Examining the Case of the Covenant of Mayors. In Y. Yamagata, & A. Sharifi (Hrsg.), Resilience-Oriented Urban Planning: Theoretical and Empirical Insights (Band Lecture Notes in Energy, S. 93-110). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75798-8_5.

11/2022: How can 'ordinary' cities become climate pioneers? COP 27 Webinar: The Response of Local Governance to the Global Climate Emergency.

08/2022: A global movement making a difference locally? The role of Fridays for Future in shaping climate policy in German cities. RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2022 – University of Newcastle.

07/2022: Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Development, and Climate Policy: Comparing the UNESCO World Heritage Cities of Potsdam and Bern. The Paris 2022 UGI Centennial Congress (online).

06/2022: How do local factors shape transformation pathways towards climate-neutral and resilient cities? A comparison of industrial, historic and university cities in Germany. Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference 2022 – University of Gothenburg.

04/2022: Die üblichen Verdächtigen? Aktivität und Stärke von Fridays for Future Ortsgruppen in deutschen Städten. Workshop zum Sammelband "Fridays for Future. Einordnung, Rezeption und Wirkung der neuen Klimabewegung" – Universität Osnabrück.

03/2022: Actors and activities in local climate governance: towards a more comprehensive understanding of adaptation initiatives. Workshop ‘Climate Adaptive Governance’, TheoAdapt network (online).

01/2022: Policy Diffusion and Upscaling of Climate Strategies in German Cities. Topical Collection Mini-Workshop - Adaptation Governance and Policy Diffusion – Technische Universität Darmstadt (online).

09/2021: Aktuelle Forschungsperspektiven für die städtische Klima-Governance an der Schnittstelle von Energie- und Nachhaltigkeitsgeographie. #GeoWoche2021 – Universität Passau (online).

06/2021: How can ‘ordinary’ cities become climate pioneers?IGU Commission Geography of Governance Annual Conference - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (online).

05/2021: Matching Forerunner Cities: Coping with climate change in Turku, Malmö, Rostock, and Groningen. EURA conference 2021 – University of Oslo (online).

02/2021: The role, significance and potential of local governments in governing climate and clean energy futures (session chair). Energy Futures - Emerging Pathways in an Uncertain World Conference – Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (online).

10/2020: Presentation of the project “ExTrass - urban resilience against extreme weather events”. Theo Adapt- Theorizing Climate Adaptation – Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena (online).09/2020: Explaining climate policy pathways of unlikely city pioneers: the case of the German city of Remscheid. Place-Baced Climate Action Network Climate Praxis Conference - London (online).

2018/12: Transnational city resilience networks as facilitators of policy learning and implementation? Reframing Urban Resilience Implementation: Aligning Sustainability and Resilience. 11th International Forum on Urbanism Congress – Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona.

2018/09 How do local policymakers learn in climate change adaptation? Examining twinning visits as an instrument of policy learning in the European Union. Festival della Partecipazione 2019 – Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila.

2018/03: The significance of city-to-city learning in transnational climate networks: a global perspective. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference – Edmonton.

2017/12: The Significance of City-To-City Learning in Transnational Climate Networks. New Sciences and Actions for Complex Cities. Social and Institutional Innovation in Self-Organising Systems - Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florenz.

2017/09 The Significance of City-To-City Learning in Transnational Resilience Networks. 2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation – Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.

2017/08: The Concepts of Urban Sustainable Development and Smart Cities. In the Understanding of Academia and the European Union. Annual Conference of Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers 2017 - Royal Geographical Society, London.

2017/05: City-to-City Learning to Cater City Needs for Climate Adaptation: Results of a Preliminary Study. Dresden Nexus Conference 2017 - Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden.

2016/10. The Motives of European Municipalities to Engage in Climate and Energy Networks. Examining the Case of the Covenant of Mayors Initiative. Regional Studies Association Student and Early Career Conference 2016, Newcastle University

Urban Resilience against extreme weather events (ExTrass-V): funded by the Federal Ministry for Research and Education (01/2022-12/2023).

WS 2022/23: „Einführung in die Wissenschaft / Planungstheorie 1 und Workshopwoche“ (together with Julia Binder), Module 13494, Bachelor „Städtebau und Stadtplanung

SS 2022: Heritage in Urban and Regional Studies, Module 13494, Master World Heritage Studies

Since 2019: Regular guest lectures at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Master course: “City Resilience Design and Management”)