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Dennis Fila

Research Associate
E-Mail: dennis.fila[at]
Phone: ++49(0)761 203-54302
Room: 04002


Thematic Research Focus

  • Climate change adaption
  • Political ecology and participation processes
  • City and regional planning
  • City development and festivalization

Methodological Research Focus

  • Qualitative methods (i.e. semi-structured interviews)
  • Quantitative methods (i.e. regression analysis and standardized surveys)
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)

Regional Research Focus

  • North America, especially USA and Canada
  • Baden-Württemberg


  • Since 04/2020
   Research Associate at the Chair of Geography of Global Change, Institute for Social Environmental Science and Geography, University of Freiburg
  • 07/2019 – 03/2020
   City government of Braunschweig, Division of city planning and environmental protection, realignment of the land-use plan
  • 10/2017 – 12/2019
   M.A. in Urban Geographies – Human Geography, Humboldt-University Berlin
  • 01/2019 – 04/2019
   Research semester at University of California, Irvine
  • 08/2018 – 12/2018
   Erasmus semester at University of Oslo
  • 10/2013 – 02/2017
   B.A. in Geography, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main

Climate adaption in small and medium-sized city governments in the state of Baden-Württemberg – a political ecology view (working title)