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
Edmonton AB
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

Courses

PLAN 317 - Planning Theory

Historical and contemporary planning theory and its influence on the practice of planning. Prerequisites: PLAN 210 or HGP 210. Not available for students with credit in HGP 317. Restricted to Planning Major and Planning Specialization students.

Fall Term 2021
PLAN 485 - Advanced Topics in Planning

Exploring planning theories in the context of contemporary events phenomena. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PLAN 310 or HGP 310. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

Winter Term 2022
PLAN 501 - Planning for Northern Regions and Resource Communities

The practice of planning for and in northern regions and resource communities. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2021
PLAN 517 - Advanced Planning Theory

An examination of planning theories and theories from other disciplines and their influence on the practice of planning. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2021
PLAN 585 - Advanced Topics in Planning

Exploring planning theories in the context of contemporary events phenomena. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.

Winter Term 2022

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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