Alumnus (former Member)

Ludger Gailing is a professor for regional planning at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus – Senftenberg. From 2003 to 2020 he worked at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) in Erkner, in the last years as acting head of the department „Institutional Change and Regional Public Goods“ and principal investigator of the lead projects of this department. He studied spatial planning in Dortmund and Grenoble. In 2017 he was a guest researcher at Durham University (COFUND-Programme of the European Commission, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions).

Since 2017 he is a member of the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL) and 2018 he became a member of IRI THESys.

Research Interests

  • Geographies of energy transitions
  • Conceptualisations of the socio-materiality in human-environment relations
  • Cultural landscapes and infrastructural governance