Henning Nuissl is a professor for applied geography and town planning at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Before he joined HU in 2009, he worked with several other universities and research organisations, including the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Technische Universität Berlin, Potsdam University, European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), and the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS). Henning studied spatial planning, sociology, geography, political science and history in Hamburg and Heidelberg, and obtained his Dr. (PhD) in Cottbus. Besides his major research interests (see below) he also likes reflecting on what he is doing and whom this could be helpful for, i. e., on the strengths and pitfalls of applied and/or transdisciplinary research.

Research Interests

  • ‘Sociospatial’ patterns and processes in urban areas
  • Land use change, suburbanization, and urban sprawl
  • Local and regional governance


Henning’s publications can be accessed on google scholar.