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 (in the urban and beyond) and into the relations between the political and the spatial.
The context for our research is the intertwinement and inseparability of nature and culture, of the material world and the practices that constitute them. We study the urban through the lens of water in Accra, the politics of energyscapes in British Columbia and Iran and colonial mentalitites in London. Linked by (urban) Political Ecology we study how power and knowledge plays out in (urban/environmental) governance.