Julia Affolderbach

Ms Julia Affolderbach

Senior Lecturer, Director of Studies

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

Qualifications

  • PhD

Summary

I joined the University of Hull as Lecturer in Human Geography in 2014. Prior to moving to the UK, I worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning at the University of Luxembourg (2009-2014) working primarily on green building as urban climate change strategy and as a vising scholar at Clark University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Spring 2003) conducting research on environmental justice organizations and the green economy in the larger Boston region. I received my degree in Geography from the of Cologne, Germany and a PhD in Geography from Simon Fraser University, Canada. My work has been published primarily in geographic journals including Economic Geography, The Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Urban Studies and the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

Undergraduate

I am teaching primarily on the BA geography programmes offered by the School of Environmental Sciences focused on urban and economic geography. I am also involved in a number of field studies including a second year field trip to Berlin and a third year option to Hong Kong.

Book

Green building transitions - Regional trajectories of innovation in Europe, Canada and Australia

Affolderbach, J., & Schulz, C. (2018). Green building transitions - Regional trajectories of innovation in Europe, Canada and Australia. (1). Springer Publishing Company. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-77709-2

Book Chapter

Urban energy transitions through innovations in green building

Preller, B., Schulz, C., & Affolderbach, J. (2017). Urban energy transitions through innovations in green building. In J. Ravetz, & A. König (Eds.), Sustainability Science, 218-233. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal Article

“Just” ecopreneurs: re-conceptualising green transitions and entrepreneurship

Affolderbach, J., & Krueger, R. (2017). “Just” ecopreneurs: re-conceptualising green transitions and entrepreneurship. Local environment, 22(4), 410-423. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2016.1210591

Interactive knowledge generation in urban green building transitions

Preller, B., Affolderbach, J., Schulz, C., Fastenrath, S., & Braun, B. (2017). Interactive knowledge generation in urban green building transitions. Professional Geographer, 69(2), 214-224. https://doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2016.1208104

Positioning Vancouver through urban sustainability strategies" The Greenest City 2020 Action Plan

Affolderbach, J., & Schulz, C. (2017). Positioning Vancouver through urban sustainability strategies? The Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. Journal of cleaner production, 164, 676-685. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.234

Research interests

My research interests lie in the field of environmental economic geography, in particularly, in multi-stakeholder decision making processes and contested land uses. My more recent work focuses on sustainability and urban governance in particular in respect to green building drawing on work in urban sustainability, policy mobility and sustainability transitions. In the past, I have worked on a number of international and interdisciplinary projects hosted by German, Canadian, US and Luxembourgish institutions including land use and resource conflicts, spatial planning controversies, urban sustainability, and the greening of the industry.

Postgraduate supervision

Green economy

Cities & climate change

Urban sustainability

Governance / policies of greening at various scales

Environmental activism

Conference presentation

Revisiting the Cornucopia? Developing a new research agenda for environmental economic geographers?

2018

Global Conference on Economic Geography, Cologne, Germany, July 24-28, 2018

Leading urban transitions through green building

2018

International Sustainable Research Society Conference, Messina, Italy, June 2018

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2017

Other

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

2016 - 2017