Professor for Urban Planning, Comparative Planning History, Housing and Urban Renewal – Hamburg, Germany
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My perspective is looking for sustainable cooperation of port and city in the future, learning from « best practices » implemented in seaport cities.
Dirk Schubert is Professor for Urban Planning, Comparative Planning History, Housing and Urban Renewal at the HafenCity University Hamburg. His research focuses on Urban History, Planning History, History of Housing and Urban Renewal, especially on studies on Revitalization of Harbour and Waterfront Areas in Seaport Regions and City/Port Interface Areas. He has published several books and many articles in Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Chinese and English journals on waterfront transformations and is (co-)editor of several journals. He is also elected IPHS (International Planning History Society) President and Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Porto Vecchio Trieste. He has lectured in many countries on topics of sustainable port-city cooperation, on maritime heritage, advised institutions about “best practices” and worked as a consultant for implementing innovative perspectives for derelict waterfronts. He is also working as supporter for the journal Portus+ (RETE), writing and reviewing articles.
Waterfront transformations, port-city cooperation, best-practices, logistic challenges of globalization and containerization, maritime heritage