Christoph Woiwode, Human Geographer, Bath Spa Uni

Christoph Woiwode is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Bath Spa University and external visiting Professor at the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) in Chennai, India. Previously he was a long-term visiting professor at the IGCS, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, and a lecturer at the International Spatial Planning Centre, Faculty of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund (Germany). He graduated in urban and regional planning (TU Berlin) and social anthropology (FU Berlin), holding a PhD in Planning Studies from the Development Planning Unit, University of London.

Christoph’s cross-disciplinary expertise ranges from working for two years as a planning advisor in eastern Sri Lanka to field research in India. Here he covered topics such as planning theories, urban governance and government reforms, inequality and slum development, climate change, and social transformations to sustainability. He has a keen interest in soft dimensions of development such as culture, religion and spirituality, on which subjects he has a number of publications and conference presentations to his credit.