CM2 is honored to host Dr. Anna Hersperger, Team Leader of the CONCUR project at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, for her talk “From plans to land change: Quantifying the transformative capacity of strategic spatial planning”.
Where: CM2 Office (WMB 6.120)
When: Monday, April 15th 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Lunch will be provided
Anna M. Hersperger is head of the Land-Use System Group at the Swiss Federal Reserach Institute WSL. She holds a Masters degree in rural engineering from ETH Zürich and one in Environmental Planning from Arizona State University were she studied as a fulbright scholar. She received her doctorate from Harvard University in 2000 with a joint degree in ecology and landscape architecture. After completing her doctorate, she did postdoctoral research at the Department of Environmental Systems Sciences at ETH Zurich from 2001 to 2002. Since 2002 she has been a research scientist and later a research group leader at WSL.
Anna M. Hersperger is an expert in spatial planning and landscape ecology. She examines the actors and driving forces behind land use change in urban and rural areas. The possibilities for controlling these processes are of central interest both for basic research and for spatial and landscape planning practice, for example in combating urban sprawl. Her current main project „CONCUR – From Plans to Land Change” is funded by an SNSF Consolidator Grant. Anna M. Hersperger and her team are working on a better understanding of the strategic spatial planning processes in European metropolitan regions and on the integration of spatial planning into a land change model for urban regions.
See event recap here.