Kristof Van Assche, PhD

Professor Planning, Governance & Development, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Contact

Professor Planning, Governance & Development, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Email
vanassch@ualberta.ca
Phone
(587) 594-2730
Address
3-105 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2H4

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

governance planning development environment policy strategy


About

Kristof is interested in evolution and innovation in governance, with focus areas in spatial planning and design, development and environmental policy. He worked in various countries, and often combines fieldwork with theoretical reflection: systems theories, interpretive policy analysis, institutional economics, post- structuralism.

He held visiting positions at McGill University, Krakov Agricultural University, Wageningen University, Groningen University, RWTH Aachen, Bonn University. Geographically, his work spans Europe, the America’s, Central Asia and the Caucasus and Africa. He published widely on these topics.

Kristof is also associated with Bonn University, where he is Senior Fellow at ZEF/ Institute for Development Research. and Memorial University, where is Research Fellow at the Harris Centre for Regional Development and Policy.

Read more on my personal website: https://www.kristofvanassche.com

Publications updated on Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zBA-sD8AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao


Research

Research

  • Innovation and evolution in governance
  • Strategy, community and organization
  • Spatial planning & design
  • Environmental policy & natural resource governance
  • Institutional design, experiment and transition.
  • Comparative policy, planning and administration
  • Research methods and methodology for sustainability

Teaching

Classes taught:

  • Planning Theory
  • Planning and development for Northern & resource communities
  • European traditions in planning and governance
  • Community development & participation
  • Rural development & planning
  • International planning & development
  • Planning theory & practice

Publications

Evolutionary Governance Theory: Theory and applications

Author(s): Beunen, R., Van Assche, K., Duineveld, M. (eds)
Publication Date: 2015
External Link: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319122731

Rural development: knowledge and expertise in governance

Author(s): an Assche, K., Hornidge, A.K.
Publication Date: 2015
External Link: http://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/book/10.3920/978-90-8686-812-4

The bio- politics of the Danube Delta

Author(s): Iordachi, C., Van Assche, K., Eds.
Publication Date: 2015
External Link: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739195154/The-Bio-Politics-of-the-Danube-Delta-Nature-History-Policies

Evolutionary Governance Theory: An introduction

Author(s): Van Assche, K, Beunen, M, Duineveld, M
Publication Date: 2014
External Link: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319009834

Lakeshore living: Designing lake places and communities in the footsteps of environmental writers

Author(s): Radomski, P., Van Assche, K.
External Link: http://msupress.org/books/book/?id=50-1D0-343E#.V3f9a65a9Rk