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Scientific Career

The work of the Chair of Prof. Pauleit (b. 1960) involves research, policy advice and lecturing in the field of planning and sustainable development of natural and rural landscapes (incl. urban landscapes). He primarily investigates how planning can meet the future challenges of globalization, such as food security, energy supply shortages, urbanization, adapting to climate change and natural hazards. He is particularly interested in urban ecology and urban land use planning. In recent years, Prof. Pauleit has increasingly turned his focus to how cities can adapt to climate change.

Prof. Pauleit studied landscape planning and landscape architecture at TUM and did his doctorate at the Chair of Landscape Ecology (1989). He worked at the University of Manchester and was a professor at the University of Copenhagen before returning to TUM in 2009. He is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester and Chairman of the landscape ecology society Freunde der Landschaftsökologie Weihenstephan e.V.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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