Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.

Jörn Birkmann

Director
Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning (IREUS)

Contact

+49 711 685-66332
+49 711 685-66965

Pfaffenwaldring 7
70569 Stuttgart Stuttgart
Deutschland

Office Hours

Sprechstundentermine bei Prof. Birkmann finden in der Regel wöchentlich statt - jedoch an unterschiedlichen Tagen und zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten. Es werden nur schriftliche Anfragen berücksichtigt. Emails sind zu richten an iris.petersen@ireus.uni-stuttgart.de.

Subject

Spatial and Regional Development Planning

  • Analysis of the resilience of regions, infrastructures and societal groups in the face of extreme events.
  • Planning strategies to deal with climate and societal change.
  • Evaluation of the impacts of existing tools and measures in regional, urban and environmental planning as well as infrastructure development (critical infrastructures)
  • Development of planning tools to reduce vulnerability and risk to abrupt and creeping hazards.
  • International and European influence on regional and environmental planning in Germany and the EU (e.g. EU directives).

Vulnerability and risk assessment as well as "Adaptive Urban/Spatial Governance"

  • Development of conceptual frameworks for the examination of vulnerability and risk profiles in the context of natural hazards and climate change.
  • Quantitative and qualitative assessment methods for measuring and assessing vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacities of various societal groups, critical infrastructures and regions (expanded planning principles).
  • Further development of approaches in the area of “Adaptive Urban/ Spatial Governance” as well as concepts for climate proofing and strategic planning. Development and application of scenario methods in planning.

Coupled social-ecological systems

  • Research concerning the dynamics of coupled social-ecological systems under the conditions of climate change.
  • Analysis of feedback and regulation processes, for example with regard to the effects of heat stress on humans and technical systems (e.g. power supply) and corresponding feedback mechanisms, in terms of the security of critical infrastructures, humans and the resilience of communities.

 

Monographs

2009

  • Birkmann, Jörn; von Teichman, Korinna; Aldunce, Paulina; Bach, Claudia; Binh, Nguyen Thanh; Garschagen, Matthias; Kanwar, Shalini; Setiadi, Neysa; Thach, Le Ngoc; Oliver-Smith, Anthony (2009): Addressing the Challenge: Recommendations and Quality Criteria for Linking Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change, in: Birkmann, Jörn, Tetzlaff, Gerd, Zentel, Karl-Otto (Eds.) DKKV Publication Series, No. 38, Bonn.

2007

  • Birkmann, Jörn; Fernando, Nishara; Hettige, Siri; Amarasinghe, Sarath.; Jayasingam, Thanamuthu.; Paranagama, Dahrmadasa.; Nandana, M.D.A.; Nassel, Monika; Voigt, Stefan.; Grote, Ulrike.; Engel, Stefanie; Schraven, Benjamin und Jan, Wolferts (2007): Rapid Vulnerability Assessment in Sri Lanka - Post-Tsunami Study of Two Sri Lankan Cities: Galle and Batticaloa, UNU-SOURCE , Publication Series of UNU-EHS, No. 7/2007, Bonn.

2006

  • Birkmann, Jörn; Wisner, Ben (2006): Measuring the Un-Measurable – The Challenge of Vulnerability, UNU-SOURCE , Publication Series of UNU-EHS, No. 5/2006, Bonn.

2004

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2004): Monitoring und Controlling für nachhaltige Raumentwicklung – Indikatoren als Werkzeuge im Planungsprozess (Monitoring and Controlling for Sustainable Spatial Development – Indicators as Tools in Planning Processes), Dortmunder Vertrieb für Bau- und Planungsliteratur, Dortmund. (Dissertation)

2001

  • Brückner, Christof; Finke, Lothar; Birkmann, Jörn, Strauss, Katja (2001): Nachhaltigkeitsindikatoren – Wegweiser für die räumliche Entwicklung in Nordrhein-Westfalen (Sustainability-Indicators – Guidepost for Spatial Development in North Rhine-Westphalia), Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (ILS-Schriften) Nr. 175, Dortmund

1998

  • Birkmann, Jörn; Koitka, Heike; Kreibich, Volker; Lienenkamp, Roger (1999): Indikatoren für eine nachhaltige Raumentwicklung - Methoden und Konzepte der Indikatorenforschung (Indicators for Sustainable Spatial Development – Methods and Concepts of Indicator Research), in: Institut für Raumplanung (Eds.), Dortmunder Beiträge der Raumplanung 96, Dortmund.

 

Edited books/anthologies

2013

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2013) (Ed.): Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards - Towards Disaster Resilient Societies, Tokyo, Second Edition, New York, Paris; United Nations University Press, 500 pages.
  • Birkmann, J.; Vollmer, M.; Schanze, J. (2013) (Eds.): Raumentwicklung im Klimawandel: Herausforderungen für die räumliche Planung. Forschungs- und Sitzungsberichte der Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung, No. 2; Hannover, 231 pages.

2010

  • Brauch, G.; Oswald-Spring, U.; Mesjasz, C.; Kameri-Mbote, P.; Chourouc, B.; Dunay, P.; Birkmann, J. (2010) (Eds.): Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security – Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks, Springer (1816 pages)

2006

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2006) (Eds.): Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards - Towards Disaster Resilient Societies, Tokyo, New York, Paris; United Nations University Press, 450 pages.

1997

  • Birkmann, Jörn; Bonhoff, Claudia; Daum, Wolfgang; Gleisenstein, Jörg (Eds.) (1997): Nachhaltigkeit und Hochschulentwicklung – Projekte auf dem Weg der Agenda 21, (Sustainability and University Development – Projects within the Scope of the Agenda 21); projekt verlag, Dortmund/Bochum

 

Reviewed scientific articles in professional journals

2018

  • Daniel Feldmeyer, Joern Birkmann, Torsten Welle (2018): Development of Human Vulnerability 2012 – 2017, Journal of Extreme Events, Vol. 04/04 [DOI: 10.1142/S2345737618500057]
  • Ali Jamshed; Irfan Ahmad Rana; Joern Birkmann and Obaidullah Nadeem (2018): Changes in Vulnerability and Response Capacities of Rural Communities After Extreme Events: Case of Major Floods of 2010 and 2014 in Pakistan, Journal of Extreme Events, Vol. 04/03 [DOI: 10.1142/S2345737617500130]
  • Linda Sorg; Neiler Medina; Daniel Feldmeyer; Arlex Sanchez; Zoran Vojinovic; Joern Birkmann, Alessandra Marchese (2018): Capturing the multifaceted phenomena of socioeconomic vulnerability. Natural Hazards Vol.9/01; 257-282 [DOI: 10.1007/s11069-018-3207-1] (online: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3207-1)

2017

2016

2015

  • Joern Birkmann, Torsten Welle (2015): Assessing the risk of loss and damage: exposure, vulnerability and risk to climate-related hazards for different country classifications. International Journal of Global Warming, vol. 8/2: 191-212 [DOI.org/10.1504/IJGW.2015.071963] (online: http://www.inderscience.com/storage/f765111081349122.pdf
  • Joern Birkmann, Reinhard Mechler (2015): Advancing climate adaptation and risk management. New insights, concepts and approaches: what have we learned from the SREX and the AR5 processes?. Climatic Change, vol. 133/1: 1-6. [DOI:10.1007/s10584-015-1515-y]
  • Torsten, Welle; Joern Birkmann (2015): The World Risk Index – An Approach to Assess Risk and Vulnerability on a Global Scale. Journal of Extreme Events, Volume 2/1. [DOI:10.1142/S2345737615500037]
  • Dunja Krause, Maria Schwab, Jörn Birkmann (2015): An Actor-Oriented and Context-Specific Framework for Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation. New Directions for Evaluation 09/2015; 2015(147). [DOI:10.1002/ev.20129]

2014

  • Finn Løvholt, Neysa J. Setiadi, Joern Birkmann, Carl B. Harbitz, Claudia Bach, Nishara Fernando, G. Kaiser, Farrokh Nadim (2014): Tsunami risk reduction – are we better prepared today than in 2004?. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 10: 127-142
  • Birkmann, J., M. Garschagen and N. Setiadi (2014): New challenges for urban and spatial governance in highly dynamic environments – comparison of guiding visions, planning systems/approaches and actor networks; Urban Climate, 7: 115-133.
  • Birkmann, J.; Cutter, S.; Rothman, D.; Welle, T.; Garschagen, M.; Van Ruijven, B.; O’Neil, B.; Preston, B.; Kienberger, S.; Cardona, O.D.; Siagian, T.; Hidayati, D.; Setiadi, N.; Binder, C.; Hughes, B.; Pulwarty, R. (2014): Scenarios for Vulnerability - Opportunities and constraints in the context of climate change and disaster risk; Climatic Change (online first); (DOI 10.1007/s10584-013-0913-2) .
  • van Ruijven, B; Levy, M.; Agrawal, A.; Biermann, F.; Birkmann, J.; Carter, T.; Ebi K.; Garschagen, M.; Jones, R.; Kemp-Benedict, E.; Kok, M.; Kok, K.; Lemos, M.C.; Lucas, P.; Orlove, B.; Pachauri, S.; Parris, T.; Patwardhan, A.; Petersen, A.; Preston, B.; Rao, N.; Ribot, J.; Rothman, D.; Schweizer, V. (2014): Enhancing the relevance of global shared socio-economic pathways for climate change vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation research; Climatic Change 122 (3): 481-494.
  • Oppenheimer, M. Campos, R. Warren, J. Birkmann, G. Luber, B. O’Neill, and K. Takahashi (2014): Emergent risks and key vulnerabilities. In: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; in: Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, pp. 1039-1099.

2013

  • Bach, C.; Bouchon, S.; Fekete, A.; Birkmann, J. Serre, D. (2014): Adding value to critical infrastructure research and disaster risk management: the resilience concept; SAPIENS 6 (1) (online http://sapiens.revues.org/1626)
  • Birkmann,J.; Chang-Seng, D.; Setiadi, N. (2013): Enhancing early warning in the light of migration and environmental shocks. Environmental Science and Policy 27(1): S76-S88.
  • Birkmann, J.; Cardona, O.D; Carreno; L.; Barbat;, A.; Pelling, M.; Schneiderbauer, S.; Kienberger, S., Kelier, M.; Alexander, D.; Zeil, P. Welle, T. (2013): Framing vulnerability, risk and societal responses: the MOVE framework. Natural Hazards, 67(2): 193-211.
  • Taubenböck, H.; Goseberg, N.; Lämmel, G.; Setiadi, N.; Schlurmann, T.; Nagel, K.; Siegert, F.; Birkmann, J.; Traub, K.P.; Dech, S.; Keuck, V.; Lehmann, F.; Strunz, G. and Klüpfel, H. (2013): Risk reduction at the ‘‘Last-Mile’’: an attempt to turn science into action by the example of Padang, Natural Hazard, 65 (1): 915–945.

2012

  • Birkmann, J.; Bach, C.; Vollmer, M. (2012): Tools for Resilience Building and Adaptive Spatial Governance. Challenges for Spatial and Urban Planning in Dealing with Vulnerability. Raumforschung und Raumordnung 70 (2): 293-308.
  • Fuchs, S.; Birkmann, J. and T. Glade (2012): Vulnerability assessment in natural hazard and risk analysis: current approaches and future challenges; Natural Hazards 64 (3), pp: 1969-1975

2011

  • Birkmann, J. (2011): First and Second-Order Adaptation to Natural Hazards and Extreme Events in the Context of Climate Change. Natural Hazards 58(2): 811-840.
  • Strunz, G and Post, J and Zosseder, K and Wegscheider, S and Mueck, M.; Riedlinger, T.; Mehl, H.; Dech, S.; Birkmann, J.; Gebert, N.; Harjono, H.; Anwar, H.; Sumaryono; Khomarudin, R.M.; and A. Muhair (2011): Tsunami risk assessment in Indonesia. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science 11(1): 67-82.

2010

  • Birkmann, Jörn; von Teichmann, Korinna(2010):Integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: key challenges - scales, knowledge, and norms. Sustainability Science 5(2): 171-184 .
  • Birkmann, Jörn; Garschagen, Matthias, Kraas, Frauke; Quang, Nguyen (2010): Adaptive urban governance: new challenges for the second generation of urban adaptation strategies to climate change. Sustainability Science 5(2), p. 185-206.
  • Miller, Fiona; Osbahr, Henny; Boyd, Emily; Thomalla, Frank; Bharwani, Sukaina; Ziervogel, Gina; Walker, Brian; Birkmann, Jörn; van der Leeuw, Sander; Rockström, Johan; Hinkel, Jochen, Downing, Tom; Folke, Carl; Nelson, Donald (2010): Resilience and vulnerability: complementary or conflicting concepts?. Ecology and Society 15(3): 11. (online: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss3/art11/)
  • Birkmann, J.; Teichman, K.; Welle, T.; Gonzales, M.; Olabarrieta, M. (2010): The Unperceived Risk at Europe’s Coasts: Tsunamis and the Vulnerability of Cadiz, Spain. Natural Hazards and the Earth System Science 10: 2659-2675.

2009

  • Birkmann, Jörn; Fleischhauer, Mark (2009): Adaptation strategies in spatial planning – climate proofing: contours of a new tool (Anpassungsstrategien der Raumentwicklung an den Klimawandel: „ Climate Proofing“ – Konturen eines neuen Instruments), Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 67 (2): 114-127.
  • Overbeck; Gerhard; Sommerfeldt, Petra; Köhler, Stefan; Birkmann, Jörn (2009): Climate change and regional planning (Klimawandel und Regionalplanung, Ergebnisse einer Umfrage des ARL-Arbeitskreises „Klimawandel und Raumplanung). Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 67 (2): 194-204.
  • Fekete, Alexander, Damm, Marion, Birkmann, Jörn(2009): Scales as a Challenge for Vulnerability Assessment, Natural Hazards 55 (3): 729-747.
  • Taubenböck, Hannes; Goesberg, Nils; Setiadi, Neysa; Lämmel, Gregor; Moder, Frank; Oczipka, Martin; Klüpfel, Hubert; Wahl, Roland.; Schlurmann, Torsten; Strunz, Günter; Birkmann, Jörn; Nagel, Kai; Siegert, Florian.; Lehmann, Frank; Dech, Stefan; Grees, Alexander, Klein, Reinhard (2009): ‚ Last-Mile’ preparation to a potential disaster – Interdisciplinary approach towards tsunami early warning and an evacuation information system for the coastal city of Padang, Indonesia. Natural Hazards and the Earth System Science 9: 1509-1528.
  • Renaud, Fabrice; Birkmann, Jörn; Damm, Marion; Gallopin, Gilberto(2009): Resilience of coupled social-ecological systems: thresholds, collapses and renewal, Natural Hazards 55(3): 749-763.

2008

  • Birkmann, Jörn; Fernando, Nishara (2008): Measuring revealed and emergent vulnerabilities of coastal communities to tsunami in Sri Lanka. DISASTERS, 32 (1): 82-104.
  • Birkmann, Jörn; Buckle, Philip, Jaeger, Jill; Pelling, Mark; Setiadi, Neysa; Garschagen, Matthias; Fernando, Nishara; Kropp, Jürgen(2008): Extreme Events and Disasters: A Window of Opportunity for Change? Analysis of Changes, Formal and Informal Responses after Mega-Disasters, Natural Hazards 55 (3): 637-655.
  • Birkmann, Jörn (2008): Global Change, Vulnerability and Disaster Resilience - Advancement of the Perspective of Spatial Planning (Globaler Umweltwandel, Vulnerabilität und Disaster Resilienz - Erweiterung der raumplanerischen Perspektiven), Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 66 (1): 5-22.

2007

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2007): Risk and Vulnerability Indicators at Different Scales – Applicability, Usefulness and Policy Implications, Environmental Hazards, 7 (1): 20-31

2003

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2003): Indicator-Based Monitoring and Controlling for Sustainable Development on the Regional Level – Experience from Germany, Built Environment, 29 (4): 296-305.
  • Birkmann, Jörn (2003): From Monitoring to Controlling – Advancement of Sustainability Indicators for Regional Planning – Case Study Monitoring and Controlling Commercial Areas (Vom Monitoring zum Controlling
    Weiterentwicklung von Nachhaltigkeitsindikatoren für die Regionalplanung am Beispiel eines Monitoring- und Controllingsystems “Gewerbeflächen”), Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 61 (5): 357-370.

2001

  • Birkmann, Jörn; Finke, Lothar (2001): Indicators for the Evaluation and Controlling of Sustainable Spatial Development in North Rhine-Westphalia (Indikatoren zur Beurteilung und Steuerung einer nachhaltigen Raumentwicklung in NRW), Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 59 (4): 276-285

1999

  • Birkmann, Jörn (1999): Indicators for Sustainable Development - Key Elements of an Indicator System for Issues of Spatial Planning at Local Level (Indikatoren für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung - Eckpunkte eines Indikatorensystems für räumliche Planungsfragen auf kommunaler Ebene), Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 57 (2/3): 120-131.

 

Scientific articles in professional journals

2018

  • Birkmann, Jörn; Sorg, Linda; Fleischhauer, Mark (2018):   Klimawandel: Szenarien zur zukünftigen Vulnerabilität - Expositions- und Vulnerabilitätsszenarien für wachsende Mittelstädte - Fallbeispiel Ludwigsburg, RaumPlanung 199/ 6: 45-51

2012

  • Bach, C. and J. Birkmann (2012): Kritische Infrastrukturen und Extremwetterereignisse; Bevölkerungsschutz 1/2012: 41-44

2009

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2009): Soziale Aspekte für den Bevölkerungsschutz fassbar machen. Notfallvorsorge 40(2): 16-19

2008

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2008): Lernen aus “Natur”katastrophen, Die “letzte” Meile zur ersten machen. Geographie und Schule, 30 (171): 11-19
  • Birkmann, Jörn; Krings, Susanne (2008): Die Vulnerabilität Kritischer Infrastrukturen gegenüber (möglichen) Auswirkungen des Klimawandels, Notfallvorsorge 39 (4): 25-30

2007

  • Birkmann, Jörn; Bogardi, Janos (2007): Disaster Research for the United Nations – Challenges, Experiences and Future Research Needs – the Perspective of UNU-EHS (Katastrophen­forschung im Dienste der Vereinten Nationen – Herausforderungen, Erfahrungen und zukünftige Forschungsbedarfe aus Sicht von UNU-EHS), Notfallvorsorge, 38 (1): 21-23
  • Birkmann, Jörn (2007): Climate Change and Its Impact for Civil Protection, Safety & Security International:  4

2003

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2003): Monitoring of Biodiversity within the Framework of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SUP) and Sustainable Spatial Development (Monitoring von Biodiversität im Rahmen der SUP und nachhaltiger Raumentwicklung), UVP-report, 17 (3-4): 164-170

2001

  • Birkmann, Jörn; Frausto Martinez, Oscar (2001): Indicators for Sustainable Development for the Regional and Local Level – Objectives, Opportunities and Problems, Case Studies from Germany and Mexico,
    European Journal of Regional Development 9: 23-30

2000

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2000): Sustainable Spatial Development in the Three-Dimensional Haze (Nachhaltige Raumentwicklung im dreidimensionalen Nebel),
    UVP-report, 14 (3): 164-167
  • Birkmann, Jörn; Finke, Lothar; Strauss, Katja (2000): Indicators for Sustainable Spatial Development in North Rhine-Westphalia (Indikatoren für eine nachhaltige Raumentwicklung in NRW), UVP-report 14 (5): 154-157
  • Birkmann, Jörn; Brückner, Christof; Strauss, Katja (2000): Workshop: Indikatoren als Planungs- und Steuerungs­instrumente für eine nachhaltige Raumentwicklung in NRW (Workshop: Indicators as Planning and Controlling Instruments for Sustainable Spatial Development in North Rhine-Westphalia),
    UVP-report 14 (5): 258-260

 

Scientific articles in anthologies

2017

  • Joern Birkmann, Linda Sorg, Torsten Welle (2017): Disaster Vulnerability. In: M. Pompella and N.A. Scordis (eds.): The Palgrave Handbook of Unconventional Risk Transfer: 329-355 [DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59297-8_11]
  • Joern Birkmann, Stefan Greiving, Olivia Serdeczny (2017): Das Assessment von Vulnerabilitäten, Risiken und Unsicherheiten (assessment of vulnerability, risks and insecurities). In: Guy P. Brasseur, Daniela Jacob, Susanne Schuck-Zöller (eds.): Klimawandel in Deutschland (Climate Change in Germany): 267-276. [DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-50397-3_26]

2016

  • Sari Kovats, Mark Pelling, Markella  Koniordou, Torsten Welle, Jörn Birkmann (2016): London Climate Change. in: Sheridan Bartlett, David Satterthwaite (eds.): Cities on a Finite Planet, Towards transformative responses to climate change. Routledge, London

2015

  • Birkmann, J. and Blätgen, T. (2015): Bewertungsmaßstäbe neu denken - Raumplanung im Klimawandel. In: Knieling, J. and B. Müller (Eds.): Klimaanpassung in der Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung: Ansätze, Instrumente, Maßnahmen und Beispiele, oekom Verlag. München. pP. 27-56.

2014

  • Christopher Field, Vicente Barros, Katharine Mach, Michael Mastrandrea, Maarten van Aalst, Neil Adger, Douglas Arent, Jonathon Barnett, Richard Betts, Eren Bilir, Joern Birkmann, JoAnn Carmin, Dave Chadee, Andrew Challinor, Monalisa Chatterjee, Wolfgang Cramer, Debra Davidson, Yuka Estrada, Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Yasuaki Hijioka, Ove Hoegh- Guldberg, He-Qing Huang, Gregory Insarov, Roger Jones, Sari Kovats, Patricia Romero Lankao, Joan Nymand Larsen, Iñigo Losada, José Marengo, Roger McLean, Linda Mearns, Reinhard Mechler, John Morton, Isabelle Niang, Taikan Oki, Jane Mukarugwiza Olwoch, Maggie Opondo, Elvira Poloczanska, Hans-O. Pörtner, Margaret Hiza Redsteer, Andy Reisinger, Aromar Revi, Daniela Schmidt, Rebecca Shaw, William Solecki, Dáithí Stone, John Stone, Ken Strzepek, Avelino Suarez, Petra Tschakert, Riccardo Valentini, Sebastian Vicuna, Alicia Villamizar, Katharine Vincent, Rachel Warren, Leslie White, Thomas Wilbanks, Poh Poh Wong, Gary Yohe: Climate Change 2014: Impacts Adaptation & Vulnerability; Technical Summary of the IPCC Working Group II AR5 Report. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II Fifth Assessment Report, 03/2014: chapter Technical Summary: pages 1-76; United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
  • Jörn Birkmann, Joanna Pardoe: Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Fundamentals, Synergies and Mismatches. Adapting to Climate Change, 01/2014: pages 41-56; ISBN: 978-94-017-8630-0
  • C. B. Field, V. R. Barros, K. J. Mach, M. D. Mastrandrea, M. van Aalst, W. N. Adger, D. J. Arent, J. Barnett, R. Betts, T. E. Bilir, J. Birkmann, J. Carmin, D. D. Chadee, A. J. Challinor, M. Chatterjee, W. Cramer, D. J. Davidson, Y. O. Estrada, J. P. Gattuso, Y. Hijioka, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, H. Q. Huang, G. E. Insarov, R. N. Jones, R. S. Kovats, P. Romero Lankao, J. N. Larsen, I. J. Losada, J. A. Marengo, R. F. McLean, L. O. Mearns, R. Mechler, J. F. Morton, I. Niang, T. Oki, J. M. Olwoch, M. Opondo, E. S. Poloczanska, H. O. Pörtner, M. H. Redsteer, A. Reisinger, A. Revi, D. N. Schmidt, M. R. Shaw, W. Solecki, D. A. Stone, J. M. R. Stone, K. M. Strzepek, A. G. Suarez, P. Tschakert, R. Valentini, S. Vicuña, A. Villamizar, K. E. Vincent, R. Warren, L. L. White, T. J. Wilbanks, P. P. Wong, G. W. Yohe: Technical Summary. 01/2014; Cambridge University Press.
  • Christopher Field, Vicente Barros, Katharine Mach, Michael Mastrandrea, Maarten van Aalst, Neil Adger, Paulina Aldunce, Douglas Arent, Jonathon Barnett, Richard Betts, Eren Bilir, Joern Birkmann, JoAnn Carmin, Dave Chadee, Andrew Challinor, Monalisa Chatterjee, Wolfgang Cramer, Yuka Estrada, Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Yasuaki Hijioka, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, He-Qing Huang, Gregory Insarov, Roger Jones, Sari Kovats, Patricia Romero Lankao, Larsen Joan Nymand, Iñigo Losada, Jose Marengo, Roger McLean, Linda Mearns, Reinhard Mechler, John Morton, Isabelle Niang, Taikan Oki, Jane Mukarugwiza Olwoch, Maggie Opondo, Elvira Poloczanska, Hans-O. Pörtner, Margaret Hiza Redsteer, Andy Reisinger, Aromar Revi, Daniela Schmidt, Rebecca Shaw, William Solecki, John Stone, Ken Strzepek, Avelino Suarez, Petra Tschakert, Riccardo Valentini, Sebastian Vicuna, Alicia Villamizar, Katharine Vincent, Rachel Warren, Thomas Wilbanks, Poh Poh Wong, Gary Yohe: IPCC AR5 Working Group II Technical summary. 01/2014: pages 35-94; Cambridge University Press.
  • Torsten Welle, Yaella Depietri, Marjory Angignard, Jörn Birkmann, Fabrice Renaud, Stefan Greiving: Chapter 5 - Vulnerability Assessment to Heat Waves, Floods, and Earthquakes Using the MOVE Framework: Test Case Cologne, Germany. Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards, Edited by Jörn Birkmann, Stefan Kienberger, David E. Alexander, 01/2014: pages 91-124; Elsevier., ISBN: 9780124105287

2013

  • Birkmann, J.; Qaiem Maqami, N.; Yu, Q.; Carpenter, S.; Lopez, A.; Adu-Gyamfi, A.; Shi, G.; Garschagen, M. and M. Pelling (2013): Urban Development, climate change and risk management; in: Pelling, M. and Blackburn, S. (eds.): Megacities and the Coast: Risk, Resilience and Transformation, Routledge, New York, p.: 173-199.
  • Birkmann, J.; Setiadi, N. J.; and Fiedler, G. (2013): A Culture of Preparedness – the Last Mile, case study Tsunami Risk – Padang City, Indonesia; in: Krueger, F. and Orlowski, B. (eds.): Cultures and Disasters – Understanding Cultural Framings in Disaster Risk Reduction, Routledge, New York (in print).
  • Birkmann, J. (2013): Exposure to Natural Hazards. In: Bobrowsky, P. (ed.): Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London: p. 305.
  • Birkmann, J. (2013): Risk. In: Bobrowsky, P. (ed.): Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London: p. 856.
  • Birkmann, J. und Fleischhauer, M. (2013): Vulnerability of land-use, land-use functions and spatial structures (Vulnerabilität von Raumnutzungen, Raumfunktionen und Raumstrukturen). In: Birkmann, J.; Vollmer, M.; Schanze, J. (Eds.): Raumplanung im Klimawandel. Forschungs- und Sitzungsberichte der Akademie für Raumforschung und Raumplanung (in print).
  • Birkmann, J.; Vollmer, M.; Schanze, J.; Büscher, D.; Kufeld, W. (2013): Conclusions: Outlook and recommendations for spatial planning (Schlussfolgerungen: Ausblick und Handlungsempfehlungen für die räumliche Planung). In: Birkmann, J.; Vollmer, M.; Schanze, J. (Eds.): Raumplanung im Klimawandel. Forschungs- und Sitzungsberichte der Akademie für Raumforschung und Raumplanung (in print).
  • Greiving, S.; Birkmann, J.; Diehl, J. (2013): Climate change adaptation: action fields for spatial planning – discussed in detail based on the case study of flood risk management (Klimaanpassung: Handlungsfelder für die Raumentwicklung – vertiefend diskutiert am Beispiel Hochwasserrisikomanagement). In: Baumgart, S.; Terfrüchte, T. (eds.): Zukunft der Regionalplanung in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung. Arbeitsmaterial, Hannover (in print).

2012

  • Birkmann, J; Garschagen, M.; Von Van, T.; Nguyen Thanh, B. (2012): Vulnerability, Coping and Adaptation to Water Related Hazards in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. In: Renaud, F.G.; Kuenzer, C. (Eds.): The Mekong Delta System: Interdisciplinary Analyses of a River Delta, Springer, New York: 245-289.
  • Cardona, O.D., M.K. van Aalst, J. Birkmann, M. Fordham, G. McGregor, R. Perez, R.S. Pulwarty, E.L.F. Schipper, and B.T. Sinh (2012): Determinants of risk: exposure and vulnerability. In: Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation [Field, C.B., V. Barros, T.F. Stocker, D. Qin, D.J. Dokken, K.L. Ebi, M.D. Mastrandrea, K.J. Mach, G.-K. Plattner, S.K. Allen, M. Tignor, and P.M. Midgley (eds.)]. A Special Report of Working Groups I and II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, and New York, NY, USA: 65-108.

2011

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2011): Regulation and Coupling of Society and Nature in the Context of Natural Hazards – Different theoretical approaches and conceptual frameworks and their applicability to analyse social-ecological crises phenomena, in: Brauch, H.G.; Oswald Spring, U.; Kameri-Mbote, P.; Mesjasz, C.; Grin, J.; Chourou, B.; Dunay, P.; Birkmann, J. (Eds.): Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks. Springer : 1103-1127.
  • Birkmann, J.; Von Teichman, K.; Welle, T.; Gonzales, M.; Olabarrieta, M. (2011): O risco nao percepcionado para as zonas costeiras da Europa: Os tsunami e a vulnerabilidade de Cadis, Espanha. In: Centro des Estudos Sociais (Eds.): Revista Critica – De Ciencias Sociais No.93, Coimbra, Portugal: 129-165.
  • Werning, R.; Birkmann, J.; Rumberg, M. (2011): Zusammenfassende Thesen und Vorschläge. In: Pohl, J.; Zehetmair, S. (Eds.): Risikomanagement als Handlungsfeld in der Raumplanung. Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung. Arbeitsmaterial Nr. 357, Hannover: 81-92.
  • Birkmann, J. (2011): Hochwasserrisikomanagement im Regierungsbezirk Köln – Analyse der Aussagen zum Hochwasserschutz im Regionalplan. In: Pohl, J.; Zehetmair, S. (Eds.): Risikomanagement als Handlungsfeld in der Raumplanung. Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung. Arbeitsmaterial Nr. 357, Hannover: 99-104.

2010

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2010): Global Disaster Response and Reconstruction: Stabilization versus Destabilization – Challenges of the Global Disaster Response to Reduce Vulnerability and Risk Following Disasters, in: Dölemeyer, A.; Zimmer, J.; Tetzlaff, G. (Eds.): Risk and Planet Earth – Vulnerability, Natural Hazards, Integrated Adaptation Strategies. Schweizerbart: 43-55.
  • Fernando, N.; Warner, K.; Birkmann, J. (2010): Migration and Natural Hazards. Is Relocation a Secondary Disaster or an Opportunity for Vulnerability Reduction?, in: Afifi, T.; Jäger, J. (Eds.): Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerability. Springer: 145-156.

2009

  • Bogardi, Janos; Birkmann, Jörn; Gebert, Niklas; Setiadi, Neysa (2009): Security Challenge: Preparing for Not-Experienced, Low-Frequency, Extreme Natural Hazards. in: Brauch, H.G.; Oswald Spring, Ú.; Grin, J.; Mesjasz, C.; Kameri-Mbote, P.; Behera, N.C.; Chourou, B.; Krummenacher, H. (Eds.). Facing Global Environmental Change - Environmental, Human, Energy, Food, Health and Water Security Concepts. Springer: 283-293 (peer-reviewed).

2006

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2006): Monitoring im Rahmen der Neuausrichtung planerischer Steuerung in NRW (Monitoring within the Adjustment of Planning Regulations in North Rhine-Westphalia), in: Birkmann, Jörn; Finke, Lothar (Eds.): Novellierung des Landesplanungsrechts in Nordrhein-Westfalen, ARL-Arbeitsmaterial 327: 26-35 (peer-reviewed).
  • Birkmann, Jörn (2006): Measuring Vulnerability to Promote Disaster-Resilient Societies: Conceptual Frameworks and Definitions, in: Birkmann, Jörn (Eds.): Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards - Towards Disaster Resilient Societies, Tokyo, New York, Paris; United Nations University Press: 9-54
    (peer-reviewed).
  • Birkmann, Jörn (2006): Indicators and Criteria for Measuring Vulnerability: Theoretical Bases and Requirements, in: Birkmann, Jörn (Eds.): Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards - Towards Disaster Resilient Societies, Tokyo, New York, Paris; United Nations University Press: 55-77
    (peer-reviewed).
  • Birkmann, Jörn (2006): Conclusions and recommendations, in: Birkmann, Jörn (Eds.): Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards - Towards Disaster Resilient Societies, Tokyo, New York, Paris; United Nations University Press: 432-447 (peer-reviewed).

2005

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2005): MONITORING in: Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (Eds.): Handwörterbuch der Raumordnung, Hannover: 668-674 (peer-reviewed)

2004

  • Bogardi, Janos; Birkmann, Jörn (2004): Vulnerability Assessment: the First Step Towards Sustainable Risk Reduction, in: Malzahn, Dörthe; Plapp, Tina (Eds.): Disasters and Society – From Hazard Assessment to Risk Reduction, Logos Verlag, Berlin: 75-82.

2003

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2003): Das Projekt Nachhaltige Uni DO (The Project Sustainable University Dortmund), in: Deimel-Hatzenbühler, Jutta; Stipproweit, Adelheid (Eds.): Öko-Audit in öffentlichen Einrichtungen, Landauer Universitätsschriften, KnechtVerlag: 131-143.

1998

  • Birkmann, Jörn; Gleisenstein, Jörg; Maier, Petra; Wiemann, Marc (1998): Nachhaltigkeit – Eine Herausforderung für die Hochschulen (Sustainability - a Challenge for Universities), in: Filho, Walter Leal (Eds.): Umweltschutz und Nachhaltigkeit an Hochschulen, Konzepte – Umsetzung, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern: 179-195.

 

Other publications, e.g. UN reports, conference articles

2013

  • HZ Anwar, N. Gebert, M. Mueck, A. Muhari, J. Post, E. Stein, S. Wegscheider, J. Birkmann, H. Harjono, T. Riedlinger, G. Strunz (2013): Technical Guide Line for Tsunami Risk Assessment in Indonesia: Scientific Proposal for Practitioners and End Users. Indonesia – German Working Group on Tsunami Risk Assessment. 01/2011;
  • Bach, C.; Gupta, A.K.; Nair, S.S. and Birkmann, J. (2013): Critical Infrastructures and Disaster Risk Reduction; In: Ministry of Home Affairs (India), National Institute of Disaster Management (India) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (eds.); New Delhi.

2012

  • Birkmann, J.; Franck, E.; Frommer, B.; Hensold, C.; Hörmann, F.; Jacoby, C.; Klee, A.; Klein, R.; Kübler, C.; Kufeld, W.; Leitz, R.; Merz, B.; Müller, P.; Schütze, B.; Schulz, H.D.; Steuer, P.; Stiglbauer, C.; Stock; M.; Wagner, S. (2012): „Zugspitz-Thesen“: Klimawandel, Energiewende und Raumordnung. In: Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (Eds.): Positionspapier Nr. 90, Hannover.
  • Welle T, Birkmann J, Rhyner J, Witting M, Wolfertz J (2012) WorldRiskIndex 2012: Concept and Results. In: Alliance Development Works (eds.): WorldRiskReport, Berlin: 11-26.
  • Witting, M.; Birkmann, J. (2012): Detecting Disaster Root Causes – A Framework and an Analytic Tool for Practitioners; in: Deutsches Komitee für Katastrophenvorsorge e.V.(Eds.): DKKV Publication Series 46, Bonn

2011

  • Birkmann, J.; Krings, S.; Vollmer, M.; Wolfertz, J., Welle, T.; Kühling, W.; Meisel, K.; Wurm, M.; Taubenböck, H.; Gähler, M.; Zwenzner, H.; Roth, A.; Voigt, S.; Dech, S. (2011): Indikatoren zur Abschätzung von Vulnerabilität und Bewältigungspotenzialen – am Beispiel von wasserbezogenen Naturgefahren in urbanen Räumen; in: Bundesamt für Bevölkerungschutz und Katastrophenhilfe sowie UNU-EHS (Eds.): Forschung im Bevölkerungschutz, Nr. 13, Bonn (588 pages).
  • Birkmann, J.; Krings, S.; Vollmer, M.; Wolfertz, J., Welle, T.; Kühling, W.; Meisel, K.; Wurm, M.; Taubenböck, H.; Gähler, M.; Zwenzner, H.; Roth, A.; Voigt, S.; Dech, S. (2011): Abschätzung der Verwundbarkeit gegenüber Hochwasserereignissen auf kommunaler Ebene; in: Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe (Eds.): Praxis im Bevölkerungschutz, Bonn.
  • Birkmann, J.; Change Seng, D.; Suarez, DC (2011): Adaptive Disaster Risk Reduction in the light of Climate Change; in: Deutsches Komitee für Katastrophenvorsorge e.V.(Eds.): DKKV Publication Series 43, Bonn.
  • Birkmann J, Welle T, Krause D, Wolfertz J, Suarez DC, Setiadi N. (2011) WorldRiskIndex: Concept and Results. In: Alliance Development Works (eds.): WorldRiskReport 2011. Berlin: 13-42.
  • Birkmann, J.; Krause, D. (2011): Refining the Agenda – Humanitarian Aisstance in Times of Climate Change; in: Deutsches Komitee für Katastrophenvorsorge e.V. (Eds.): DKKV Publication Series 44, Bonn.

2010

  • Birkmann, J.; Böhm, H.R.; Büscher, D.; Fleischhauer, M.; Frommer, B.; Janssen, G.; Overbeck, G.; Schanze, J.; Schlipf, S.; Stock, M.; Vollmer, M. (2010): Planungs- und Steuerungsinstrumente zum Umgang mit dem Klimawandel, in: Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften – Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe „Globaler Wandel – Regionale Entwicklung“, Diskussionspapier 8, 07/2010, Berlin
  • Birkmann, J.; Bach, C. Guhl, S.; Witting, M.; Welle, T.; Schmude, M. (2010): State of the Art der Forschung zur Verwundbarkeit Kritischer Infrastrukturen am Beispiel Strom/Stromausfall, in: Schriftenreihe Forschungsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit, Berlin (online: http://www.sicherheit-forschung.de/publikationen/schriftenreihe/sr_v_v/sr_2.pdf)

2009

  • Schlipf, Sonja; Birkmann, Jörn (2009): Neue Strategien und Handlungsfelder zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel durch räumliche Planung auf Regionalebene; in: Deutsches Komitee für Katastrophenvorsorge sowie Deutscher Wetterdienst (Eds.): Herausforderungen für die Katastrophenvorsorge im 21. Jahrhundert, Offenbach/Bonn.
  • Birkmann, J.; Böhm, H.R.; Büscher, D.; Daschkeit, A.; Fleischhauer, M.; Frommer, B.; Jacoby, C.; Kiwitt, T.; Knieling, J.; Köhler, S.; Kufeld, W.; Overbeck, G.; Priebs, A.; Schanze, J.; Schlipf, S.; Sommerfeldt, P.; Stock, M.; Tetzlaff, G.; Vallée, D. (2009): Klimawandel als Aufgabe der Regionalplanung. In: Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (Eds.): ARL - Positionspapier Nr. 81, Hannover.

2008

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2008): Assessing Vulnerability Before, During and After Natural Disaster in Fragile Regions – Case Study of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. UNU-WIDER Research Paper No. 2008/50, Helsinki. (peer-reviewed).
  • Birkmann, Jörn; Setiadi, Neysa; Gebert, Niklas (2008): Socio-Economic Vulnerability Assessment at the Local Level in Context of Tsunami Early Warning and Evacuation Planning in the City of Padang, West Sumatra; Paper for International Conference on Tsunami Warning, November 12-14, 2008, Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

2007

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2007): Tsunami: Socio-Economic Insecurities – direct and indirect impacts & the post-tsunami process, Special Focus on: Indonesia and Sri Lanka, Background Paper for the World Economic and Social Survey of UN/DESA, New York.
  • Birkmann, Jörn; Dech, Stefan; Hirzinger, Gerd; Klein, Reinhard; Klüpfel, Hubert; Lehmann, Frank; Mott, Claudius; Nagel, Kai; Schlurmann, Torsten; Setiadi, Neysa; Siegert; Florian; Strunz, Günter (2007): Numerical Last-Mile Tsunami Early Warning and Evacuation Information System, Geotechnologien: Science Report, No. 10, Potsdam: 62-74.
  • Birkmann, Jörn; Setiadi, Neysa; Hoffmann, Sonja; Esswein, Kathrin; Burchi, Francesca (2007): Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development in Tsunami Affected Countries. UNU-EHS and DAAD Special Seminar, UNU-EHS Working Paper No. 3, Bonn.
  • Post, Joachim; Strunz, Günter; Birkmann, Jörn; Setiadi, Neysa; Anwar, Herryal; Harjono, Hery, (2007): Risk and Vulnerability Assessment to Tsunami and Coastal Hazards in Indonesia: Conceptual Framework and Indicator Development. Paper for the ‘International Symposium on Disasters in Indonesia – Problems & Solutions’, Padang, Indonesia 26-28 July 2007, Padang.
  • Ritter, Ernst-Hasso; Birkmann, Jörn; Fleischhauer, Mark; Güthler, Andreas; Knieling, Jörg; Overbeck, Gerhard; Selke, Welf; Stock, Manfred (2007): European strategies of adaptation to climate change – The spatial planning and spatial development policy perspective; In: Academy for Spatial Research and Planning, Position Paper of the ARL Nr. 73, Hannover.

2006

  • Birkmann, Jörn; Grote, Ulrike; Engel, Stefanie; Villagran, Juan Carlos (2006): More Than a Year After: the Impacts of the Tsunami in Sri Lanka, ZEF-NEWS, No. 18, 2/2006: 3.

2005

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2005): Measuring Vulnerability – Expert Workshop in Kobe, UNU-EHS Working Paper No. 1, Bonn.
  • Birkmann, Jörn (2005): Danger Need Not Spell Disaster – But How Vulnerable are We?, Research Brief of the United Nations University, Tokyo, New York, Bonn.
  • Birkmann, Jörn (2005): Methods of Assessing Vulnerability, SETRIC-Newsletter (Security and Trust in Cities), 3, November 2005: 3-5.

2004

  • Birkmann, Jörn (2004): Flächeninanspruchnahme: Indikatoren und Nutzungsstrukturen (Consumption of Open Space: Indicators and Land Use Patterns), in: Landesamt für Datenverarbeitung und Statistik NRW (Eds.): Kongress zu den umweltökonomischen Gesamtrechnungen der Länder, 23. Juni 2004, Tagungsband, Düsseldorf: 155-186.

1998

  • Birkmann, Jörn; Bonhoff, Claudia; Würstlin, Wolfgang (1998): Zukunftsbeständige Entwicklung durch Agenda 21-Prozesse und Umweltpläne (Sustainable Development through Local Agenda 21 Processes and Environmental Plans), in: Institut für Raumplanung Universität Dortmund (Eds.), Arbeitspapiere 157, Dortmund.

 

Journals und Editorial Boards

Mr. Birkmann is active in a range of Editorial Boards and regularly reviews scientific articles for international journals and professional publications.

Journals und Editorial Boards
  • Member of the editorial board of the International Journals of Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journals of Extreme Events: A Risk-Based Systems Approach.
  • Publisher / Editor of special issues (peer-reviewed journals).
  • Guest editor of the Special Issue in Climatic Change, “Advancing Climate Adaptation and Risk Management. New Insights, Concepts and Approaches”; together with Dr. Reinhard Mechler / IIASA.
  • Guest editor of the special issue in Natural Hazards, “Vulnerability assessment in natural hazard and risk analysis; Natural Hazards 2012, 64 (3); edited together with Dr. Sven Fuchs / University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and Prof. Thomas Glade / University of Vienna.
  • Guest editor of the special issue in Natural Hazards “Extreme events and vulnerability in environment and society, Natural Hazards 2010, 55 (3).; edited together with Prof. Thomas Glade / University of Vienna and Dr. Carsten Felgentreff / University of Osnabrueck.
1972 Born in Bielefeld
1993-1998 Studied Spatial Planning at the University of Dortmund
1999-2004 Research fellow and doctoral student at the Faculty of Spatial Planning, at the University of Dortmund
2003 Awarded the degree of Dr.-Ing. (PhD. in Engineering) by the University of Dortmund (with distinction)
2004-2007 Research fellow at the UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
2007-2014 Head of the Section “Vulnerability Assessment, Risk management and adaptive Planning” at the UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
2009 Post-doctoral study (Habilitation) in the field of “Geography”, at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn
2010-2014 Assistant Professor (Privatdozent) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn, Department of Geography
WS 2013/2014 Professorship (substitute Professorship) in human geography with a focus on sustainability at the University of Munich (LMU)
since Oktober 2014 Professor for Spatial Development and Environmental Planning as well as Director of the Institute of Spatial and Regional Development Planning at the University of Stuttgart, Germany

Mr. Birkmann is a full member of the Academy of Spatial Research and Planning (Akademie für Raumordnung und Landesplanung (ARL)) and two UNESCO expert groups, among others, as well as Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

List of memberships and awards
   
  • 2013: Appointment to the Science Committee of IRDR - Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (Sponsor: ICSU)
  • Since 2012: Member of the „ Nationalen Plattform Zukunftsstadt“(“National Platform for the City of the Future”) – Working group “climate-compatible, resilient and adaptable city”, financed by four Federal Ministries (Ministry for Education and Research, Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban development, Ministry for Environment and Reactor Security and Ministry for Economics and Technology).
  • Since 2011: Member of the IOC/UNESCO Expert Group “Coastal Hazards”
  • 2009: Appointment as the IPCC Lead Author for the Special Report of the Inter­governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)" Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation"
  • Election to full membership of the Academy of Spatial Research and Planning(Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ARL) for 10 years
  • Since 2008: Member of an Expert Group of the WMO for the topic of flood risk mapping.
  • Since 2007: Member of the IOC/UNESCO Expert Group "Mainstreaming Awareness and Mitigation of Marine-Related Hazards and Risks in Integrated Coastal Area Management."
  • Head of the ARLWorking Group “Climate change and regional planning“ (“ Klimawandel und Raumentwicklung”) of the Academy for Regional Planning (ARL).
  • Since 2006: Member of the ARLWorking Group „“Risk Management as a field of action in regional planning” (“Risikomanagement als Handlungsfeld in der Raumplanung”) of the Academy for Regional Planning (ARL) (Head Prof. J. Pohl, University of Bonn).
  • Since Aug. 2004: Accredited City Planner with the Chamber of Architects of NRW. Membershipnumber: S 91484.
  • Since Nov. 2003: Member of the State Working Group of NRW of the Academy for Regional Planning (ARL). 2001-2004: Member of the body of experts “Indicators for sustainable development of NRW“(“Indikatoren für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung von NRW”) of the Ministry of Building and the Ministry of Regional Planning in NRW.
  • Awarded the Dissertation Prize of the University of Dortmund (2004).

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