The Governance & Sustainability Lab is the working group attached to the chair "Nachhaltige räumliche Entwicklung und Governance". We are committed to collaborative, critical and heterodox scholarship on nature-society relations and into the relations between the political and the spatial.
The context for our research is the intertwinement and inseparability of nature and society. We study - for instance - hydro-social arrangements in Accra, and energyscapes in British Columbia and Iran. (Urban) Political Ecology offers interesting perspectives to study power/knowledge and how they play out in (urban/environmental) governance.
In teaching and education we provide a comprehensive training in (urban) political ecology, sustainability and urban/environmental governance.