Karl Benjamin Kraehmer

Ph.D. in Urban And Regional Development , 35th cycle (2019-2022)

Ph.D. obtained in 2023


Degrowth at a Global Scale? Geographies of Chile¿s Fruit Production and Export between Extractivism and Socio-Ecological Transformation (Abstract)


Marco Santangelo Sofia Boza


Research topic

Urban Planning in a degrowth perspective

Research interests

Climate change
Sustainable land use and territorial resilience
Urban studies
Urban and regional governance
Spatial planning


Born and grown up in Germany, I have studied Urban and Regional Planning at the Politecnico di Torino.
My master's thesis was, after an Erasmus period at the Institute of Geography and Planning (IGOT) of the University of Lisbon, about the process of Tourism Gentrification of the Portuguese capital.
For a long time engaged also as an activist in environmental and social issues, I dedicate my PhD research to how urban planning can contribute to degrowth, which I consider to be the only realistic perspective to avoid catastrophic consequences of our current multiple environmental crises.



Bachelor of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati


Other activities and projects related to research

Here you can find a podcast interview with me about my research and activism: https://open.spotify.com/show/6FyyHbnu46d1vjDSzg09PN


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