Coalition

Bringing together knowledge and practices in urban degrowth

The Postgrowth City Coalition is open to scholars, activists, and practitioners who advance practical and theoretical knowledge on a socially just and ecologically regenerative mode of urbanization. Together, we are building a network of engaged professionals around the topic of degrowth and urbanization.

Anybody can join the coalition, provided that their work deals explicitly with degrowth and urban issues.
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  • Federico Savini

    Federico Savini

    Associate Professor
    Urban Planning
    University of Amsterdam
    the Netherlands

    regulations & institutions; politics; spatial planning

    • f.savini@uva.nl
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/federico-savini-a05b6b14/
  • Mirte Jepma

    Mirte Jepma

    Research assistant
    Urban Planning
    University of Amsterdam,
    the Netherlands

    alternative housing; urban degrowth; material reuse

    • mirtejepma@gmail.com
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/mirte-jepma/
  • Johanna Waldenberger

    Johanna Waldenberger

    PhD candidate
    Urban Planning
    University of Amsterdam,
    the Netherlands

    urban degrowth, urban-rural divide, food sovereignty

    • j.waldenberger@uva.nl
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanna-waldenberger/
  • Emma Jo Griffith

    Emma Jo Griffith

    PhD candidate
    Urban Planning
    University of Amsterdam,
    the Netherlands

    Degrowth, Commons, Housing, Subjectivity, Waste

    • e.j.griffith@uva.nl
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-jo-griffith-b044b7237/
  • Maria Kaika

    Maria Kaika

    Professor
    Urban Planning
    University of Amsterdam
    the Netherlands

    political ecology; degrowth; urban planning

    • M.Kaika@uva.nl
  • Ibai de Juan Ayuso

    Ibai de Juan Ayuso

    PhD candidate
    Geography
    Autonomous University of Madrid
    Spain

    urban geography; energy; political ecology

    • ibai.dejuan123@gmail.com
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/ibai-de-juan-ayuso-7051ba166/
  • Hug March Corbella

    Hug March Corbella

    Professor
    Faculty of Economics and Business
    Open University of Catalonia
    Spain

    political ecology; water; digitalisation; urban studies

    • hmarch@uoc.edu
    • https://es.linkedin.com/in/hug-march-corbella-6a839765
  • Jannes Willems

    Jannes Willems

    Assistant Professor
    Urban Planning
    University of Amsterdam
    the Netherlands

    green infrastructure; climate justice; urban food commons

    • j.j.willems@uva.nl
    • https://www.uva.nl/en/profile/w/i/j.j.willems/j.j.willems.html
  • Oona Morrow

    Oona Morrow

    Assistant Professor
    Food Sociology
    University of Wageningen
    the Netherlands

    Careful Circularity; Food sharing; Social Reproduction

    • oona.morrow@wur.nl
    • https://www.wur.nl/en/persons/oona-o-oona-morrow-phd.htm
  • Ana Poças

    Ana Poças

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Energy and resources
    University of Utrecht
    the Netherlands

    system-change; reducing consumption; second-hand

    • A.S.PocasRibeiro@uu.nl
    • https://www.uu.nl/staff/ASPocasRibeiro/Publications
  • Federico Demaria

    Federico Demaria

    Assistant Professor
    Ecological economics
    University of Barcelona
    Spain

    political ecology; post-development; pluriverse

    • federico.demaria@uab.cat
    • https://ub.academia.edu/FedericoDemaria
  • Daan Bossuyt

    Daan Bossuyt

    Assistant Professor
    Spatial Planning
    University of Utrecht
    the Netherlands

    commons; urban politics; low-impact architecture

    • d.m.bossuyt@uu.nl
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/daan-bossuyt-b822773b/?originalSubdomain=nl
  • Giuseppe Feola

    Giuseppe Feola

    Associate Professor
    Environmental Governance
    University of Utrecht
    the Netherlands

    food; social movements; postcapitalist transformation

    • g.feola@uu.nl
    • https://www.giuseppefeola.net/
  • Angelos Varvarousis

    Angelos Varvarousis

    Research Fellow
    Degrowth
    Autonomous University of Barcelona
    Spain

    (De)urbanisation; Insular Degrowth; Liminal Commons

    • angelos.varvarousis@uab.cat
    • https://uab.academia.edu/aggelosvarvarousis
  • Yvonne Rydin

    Yvonne Rydin

    Professor
    Built Environment
    The Bartlett School of Planning
    the United Kingdom

    Growth-dependence; diverse economies; community

    • https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/planning/prof-yvonne-rydin
  • Sofia Greaves

    Sofia Greaves

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Post Growth
    University of Vigo
    Spain

    history of urbanism; utopia; sciart; politics of technology

    • sofia.greaves@yahoo.co.uk
    • https://www.sofiagreaves.online/
  • Giacomo D'Alisa

    Giacomo D'Alisa

    Research Fellow
    Environmental Science and Technology
    Autonomous University of Barcelona
    Spain

    Degrowth; Commons; State; Politics; Hegemony

    • giacomo.dalisa@uab.cat
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/giacomo-d-alisa-31b0176/
  • Anitra Nelson

    Anitra Nelson

    Associate Professor
    Informal Urbanism Research Hub (InfUr-)
    University of Melbourne
    Australia

    horizontalist; commoning; nonmonetary; decentralize

    • anitra.nelson@unimelb.edu.au
    • https://anitranelson.info/
  • Anna Nikolaeva

    Anna Nikolaeva

    Assistant Professor
    Urban Planning
    University of Amsterdam
    the Netherlands

    just mobility transitions; commoning; inclusive cities

    • a.nikolaeva@uva.nl
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/annanikolaeva/
    • https://citiesandmobilities.com/
  • Filka Sekulova

    Filka Sekulova

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    ecological economics
    Autonomous University of Barcelona
    Spain

    Degrowth organizing; Prefiguration; Care; Justice

    • fsekulova@uoc.edu
    • https://talent.uoc.edu/ca/filka-sekulova-.html
  • Karl Benjamin Krähmer

    Karl Benjamin Krähmer

    Research Fellow
    Cultures, Politics and Society
    University of Turin
    Italy

    urban metabolism; social movements; spatial justice

    • karlbenjamin.kraehmer@unito.it
    • https://www.dcps.unito.it/do/docenti.pl/Alias?karlbenjamin.kraehmer#tab-ricerca
  • Christian Lamker

    Christian Lamker

    Assistant Professor
    Spatial Sciences
    University of Groningen
    the Netherlands

    post-growth planning; spatiality; sustainability

    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianlamker/
    • https://www.postgrowthplanning.com/
  • Julia Spanier

    Julia Spanier

    PhD Candidate
    Geosciences
    University of Utrecht
    the Netherlands

    rural-urban relations; grassroots; postcapitalism

    • j.r.spanier@uu.nl
    • https://www.uu.nl/staff/JRSpanier
  • Julien-Francois Gerber

    Julien-Francois Gerber

    Associate Professor
    Environment and Development
    International Institute of Social Studies
    the Netherlands

    ownership; debt; ecopsychology; global South

    • gerber@iss.nl
    • https://www.eur.nl/people/julien-francois-gerber
  • Ying-Tzu Lin

    Ying-Tzu Lin

    PhD Candidate
    Human Geography
    University of Amsterdam
    the Netherlands

    food; public spaces; platform corporativism

    • dearpinkelephant@gmail.com
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/yingtzu-lin-1532752a/
    • https://sluttyurbanism.art
  • Jin Xue

    Jin Xue

    Professor
    Urban and Regional Planning
    Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
    Norway

    urban planning; spatial degrowth; critical realism

    • jin.xue@nmbu.no
    • https://www.nmbu.no/om/ansatte/jin-xue
  • Paul Chatterton

    Paul Chatterton

    Professor
    Urban Futures
    University of Leeds
    the United Kingdom

    community housing; doughnut economics

    • p.chatterton@leeds.ac.uk
    • https://twitter.com/PaulChatterton9
    • https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/geography/staff/1015/professor-paul-chatterton
  • Luciana Maia

    Luciana Maia

    Researcher and Environmentalist
    Futurbanos
    Erfurt
    Germany

    localizing global agendas; participation; resilience

    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucianamaia/
    • https://www.futurbanos.eu
  • Selçuk Balamir

    Selçuk Balamir

    Postcapitalist designer and educator
    Willem de Kooning Academy
    Rotterdam

    housing cooperatives; just transition; postcapitalism

    • dnm@selj.net
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/selcukbalamir/
    • http://selj.net/
  • Yuri Albert Kyrill Kazepov

    Yuri Albert Kyrill Kazepov

    Professor
    Sociology
    University of Vienna
    Austria

    No environmental sustainability without social sustainability

    • https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/persons/yuri-albert-kyrill-kazepov(48e8abca-c3ae-4115-bd70-91675582cbc8).html
  • Benedikt Schmid

    Benedikt Schmid

    Research Associate
    Geography of global change
    University of Freiburg
    Germany

    cities; scale; municipalism; growth dependencies

    • https://geographie.uni-freiburg.de/de/professuren/geographie-des-globalen-wandels/team-und-kontakt/Schmid-benedikt
  • Maria Jose Zapata Campos

    Maria Jose Zapata Campos

    Senior Lecturer
    Business administration
    University of Gothenburg
    Sweden

    Grassroots innovation; migration; social movements; solidarity economy; waste

    • mj.zapata@handels.gu.se
    • https://www.gu.se/en/about/find-staff/mariajosezapatacampus
  • Kim von Schönfeld

    Kim von Schönfeld

    Research Fellow
    Urban Planning
    Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
    Norway

    imaginaries; mobilities-immobilities; arts

    • kimvs@hvl.no
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimcvschoenfeld/
  • António Ferreira

    António Ferreira

    Principal Researcher
    Territory, Transports and Environment
    University of Porto
    Portugal

    Radical planning; Critical innovation studies

    • acf@fe.up.pt
    • https://citta.fe.up.pt/research-team/ferreira-antonio
  • Kersty Hobson

    Kersty Hobson

    Reader
    School of Geography and Planning
    Cardiff University
    the United Kingdom

    politics of sufficiency; critical circular economy

    • hobsonk@cardiff.ac.uk
    • https://twitter.com/KerstyHobson
    • https://profiles.cardiff.ac.uk/staff/hobsonk
  • Silvio Cristiano

    Silvio Cristiano

    Assistant Professor
    Urban Planning
    University of Florence
    Italy

    spatial metabolism; food-energy-water; socio-ecological issues

    • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Silvio-Cristiano-2
  • Molly Scott Cato

    Molly Scott Cato

    Professor
    Green Economics
    University of Roehampton London
    the United Kingdom

    Local; Grounded; Human-Scale; Community-based

    • https://greeneconomist.org/page.php?pageid=home
  • Martin Calisto Friant

    Martin Calisto Friant

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Environmental governance
    Autonomous University of Barcelona
    Spain

    Circular society; post-capitalism; deliberative democracy

    • m.calisto.friant@gmail.com
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-calisto-friant/
    • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Martin-Calisto-Friant
  • Crelis Rammelt

    Crelis Rammelt

    Assistant Professor
    Governance and Inclusive Development
    University of Amsterdam
    the Netherlands

    political ecology; post-development; earth system justice

    • c.f.rammelt@uva.nl
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/crelis/
    • https://www.crelis.nl
  • Gavin Daly

    Gavin Daly

    Researcher & Environmentalist
    Urban, Community and Regional Planning
    University of Liverpool
    the United Kingdom

    Degrowth; Post-growth Planning; Transformative Praxis

    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavin-daly-phd-345696198/
    • https://irishplanningblog.wordpress.com/
  • Jere Kuzmanić

    Jere Kuzmanić

    Department member and PhD Candidate
    Department of Urbanism, Territory and Landscape
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech
    Spain

    social ecology; grassroots planning; direct action

    • jere.kuzmanic@upc.edu
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/jere-kuzmanic-98931769/?originalSubdomain=hr
    • https://upc.academia.edu/JereKuzmanic
  • Anton Brokow-Loga

    Anton Brokow-Loga

    PhD Candidate and Research Associate
    Urban Studies and Social Research
    Bauhaus University Weimar
    Germany

    municipal degrowth; imperial mode of living; urban democracy

    • anton.brokow-loga@uni-weimar.de
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/anton-brokow-loga-b34839279/
    • https://www.uni-weimar.de/de/architektur-und-urbanistik/professuren/stadtforschung/personen/anton-brokow-loga/
  • Stella Archontaki

    Stella Archontaki

    Research Assistant
    Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    the Netherlands

    food commons; municipalism; urban-rural linkages; permaculture

    • sarchontaki@gmail.com
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/stella-archontaki-9807101b1/
  • Ciska Ulug

    Ciska Ulug

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Athena Institute
    Free University of Amsterdam
    the Netherlands

    Food commons; citizen participation; sustainability

    • c.r.ulug@vu.nl
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/ciska-ulug-4733256a/
    • https://research.vu.nl/en/persons/ciska-ulug
  • Cody Hochstenbach

    Cody Hochstenbach

    Assistant Professor
    Urban Geography
    the University of Amsterdam
    the Netherlands

    housing; spatial inequality; political economy; health

    • C.Hochstenbach@uva.nl
    • https://www.uva.nl/profiel/h/o/c.hochstenbach/c.hochstenbach.html
  • Federico Camerin

    Federico Camerin

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Architecture, Urbanism and Sustainability
    University of Valladolid and Politecnic University of Madrid
    Spain

    city-making process; planning history; urban regeneration

    • federico.camerin@uva.es
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/federico-camerin-b356949a/
    • https://portaldelaciencia.uva.es/investigadores/258373/detalle
  • Izabela Mironowicz

    Izabela Mironowicz

    University Professor
    Urban Planning and Regional Planning
    Gdańsk University of Technology
    Poland

    urban transformation; planning systems; degrowth planning; self-organisation

    • izabela.mironowicz@pg.edu.pl
    • https://pg.edu.pl/p/izabela-mironowicz-880097
  • Bertie Thomas Rusell

    Bertie Thomas Rusell

    Research Fellow
    Institute of Government and Public Policy
    Autonomous university of Barcelona
    Spain

    Public-Common Partnerships; Democratic Economic Planning

    • Bertie.russell@uab.cat
    • https://twitter.com/alterurbanist
    • https://www.in-abundance.org/
  • Ethemcan Turhan

    Ethemcan Turhan

    Assistant Professor
    Spatial Planning and Environment
    University of Groningen
    the Netherlands

    urban climate justice; energy democracy; environmental movements; climate mobilities

    • https://twitter.com/muhalefetserhi
    • https://www.rug.nl/staff/e.turhan/
  • Imogen Hamilton-Jones

    Imogen Hamilton-Jones

    Programme Manager of the European Cities Programme
    LSE Cities
    the United Kingdom

    urban politics; imaginaries; anthropology

    • i.hamilton-jones@lse.ac.uk
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/imogen-hamilton-jones-951636127/
    • https://www.lse.ac.uk/Cities/staff-profiles/Imogen-Hamilton-Jones
  • Léon Gross

    Léon Gross

    Co-Founder Donut Berlin
    Germany

    postcapitalist transformation; urban experimentation; rural-urban relations; doughnut economics; politics of technology

    • hello@buerogross.de
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickleongross/
    • https://www.buerogross.de/
  • Donatella Gasparro

    Donatella Gasparro

    PhD Candidate
    Economic and Rural Geography
    Institute for Geography, University of Münster
    Germany

    agrarian degrowth; rural areas; subsistence economies; political ecology

    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/donatella-gasparro/
    • https://www.uni-muenster.de/Geographie/mitarbeitende/gasparro.shtml
  • Roberta Cucca

    Roberta Cucca

    Associate Professor
    Landscape and Society
    Norwegian University of Life Sciences
    Norway

    housing for degrowth; socio-spatial inequalities; urban social policies

    • roberta.cucca@nmbu.no
    • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Roberta-Cucca
  • Dona Geagea

    Dona Geagea

    PhD candidate
    Institute for Environmental Studies
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    the Netherlands

    Re/commoning; Decentralising; Embodied Practices; Water/Social Justice

    • dgeagea@gmail.com
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/dona-geagea/
    • https://www.donageagea.com/
  • Matthew Thompson

    Matthew Thompson

    Lecturer
    Urban Studies
    University College London
    the United Kingdom

    municipalism; local state restructuring; commons; economic democracy

    • matt.thompson@ucl.ac.uk
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-thompson-939b8888/
    • https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=VMBh530AAAAJ&hl=en
  • Line Kvartborg Vestergaard

    Line Kvartborg Vestergaard

    PhD Fellow
    Anthropology
    University of Copenhagen
    Denmark

    Diverse and community economies; Doughnut Economics Social movements and activism

    • linek@anthro.ku.dk
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/linekvartborgvestergaard/
    • https://www.antropologi.ku.dk
  • Dan Durrant

    Dan Durrant

    Lecturer
    Built Environment
    The Bartlett School of Planning
    the United Kingdom

    Infrastructure; Governance; Civil Society; Planning and Degrowth

    • daniel.durrant@ucl.ac.uk
  • Luca Bertolini

    Luca Bertolini

    Professor
    Urban Planning
    University of Amsterdam
    the Netherlands

    post-mobility planning; urban experimentation; urban mobility transitions

    • l.bertolini@uva.nl
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/luca-bertolini-2606a329/
    • https://www.uva.nl/profiel/b/e/l.bertolini/l.bertolini.html?search=bertolini&origin=PTFMCzi0T0Seb0NkngB4UQ
  • Wojciech Kębłowski

    Wojciech Kębłowski

    Assistant Professor
    Urban Studies and Planning
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Belgium

    urban; transport; mobility; political economy; geography

    • wojciech.keblowski@vub.be
    • https://fotogeografia.com
  • Simone Tulumello

    Simone Tulumello

    Assistant Research Professor
    Planning and Geography
    University of Lisbon
    Portugal

    housing financialisation; housing politics; political economy

    • simone.tulumello@ics.ulisboa.pt
    • https://www.ics.ulisboa.pt/en/pessoa/simone-tulumello
    • https://simonetulumello.wordpress.com/
  • Olivia Bina

    Olivia Bina

    Senior Researcher
    Institute of Social Sciences
    University of Lisbon
    Portugal

    Imaginaries; plant-based transformations; interbeing; ecological economics

    • bina@edu.ulisboa.pt
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivia-bina-1022685/
    • https://www.ics.ulisboa.pt/pessoa/olivia-bina
  • Sarah Ware

    Sarah Ware

    Pre-doctoral
    Institute for Multilevel Governance and Development
    University of Vienna
    Austria

    participation; insurgent planning; society-nature relations; feminisms

    • sarah.ware@wu.ac.at
    • https://twitter.com/ware_sarah
    • https://www.wu.ac.at/en/mlgd/staff/ware-sarah/
  • Nicole van den Berg

    Nicole van den Berg

    Postdoctoral researcher
    Environmental Sciences
    Utrecht University
    the Netherlands

    sustainable living; systems change; sufficiency; collective action; work-life balance

    • n.j.vandenberg@uu.nl
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-van-den-berg-a360415b/
    • https://www.uu.nl/staff/NJvandenBerg
  • Matteo Villa

    Matteo Villa

    Associate Professor
    Political Science
    University of Pisa
    Italy

    cybernetics; pragmatism; economy of flexibility; sufficiency

    • matteo.villa@unipi.it
    • https://people.unipi.it/matteo_villa/
  • Olga Vincent

    Olga Vincent

    PhD candidate
    Arts and Culture Studies
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    the Netherlands

    local production; degrowth; postcapitalism

    • vincent@eshcc.eur.nl
    • https://www.linkedin.com/in/olga-vincent/
    • https://olgavincent.com/
  • Melissa García-Lamarca

    Melissa García-Lamarca

    Associate Senior Lecturer
    Centre for Sustainability Studies
    Lund University
    Sweden

    housing justice; urban political ecology; grassroots; situated knowledge

    • melissa.garcia@lucsus.lu.se
    • https://mgarcialamarca.me/
  • Barbara Pizzo

    Barbara Pizzo

    Associate Professor
    Urban Planning
    Sapienza University of Rome
    Italy

    Urban Planning; Critical Political Economy; Political Ecology; Post-Growth Paradigms

    • barbara.pizzo@uniroma1.it