PD Dr. Anna Growe
Anna Growe was Junior Professor for Governance at the University of Heidelberg from 2015 to 2022. Since October 2022, she has been a private docent at the Institute for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography at the University of Freiburg.
After studying spatial planning, she completed her doctorate at the TU Dortmund University. As a post-doc, she worked at the University of Freiburg, where she also completed her habilitation in 2019.
Her research interests focus on spatial development in the knowledge economy, governance processes in metropolitan areas and challenges in sustainable spatial development.
Ongoing Master's theses and doctoral dissertations in the Regional Governance working group will continue to be supervised. No new Bachelor's and Master's theses are accepted for supervision.
Current Research Projects
- 2022–2023: Regiopolises - Between Metropolises and High-Order Centres in the German Urban System
- 2020–2024: Creating new cross-border metropolitan regions through governance rescaling processes. The case of the Yangtze River Delta.
- 2019–2023: European border regions and cross-border ethnic communities. Spatial planning in spaces of cultural networks.
- 2019–2023: Transformation of rural areas and small and medium sized towns in the knowledge economy
- 2019–2023: Changing working processes transforming spatial structures: Coworking and urban and rural development
- 2018–2023: Regional urbanisation in German metropolitan areas: functional, economic and demographic changes in the metropolitan hinterland.