• Professor Christine Wamsler

Christine Wamsler is an expert in sustainable urban development and resilience. She is Professor of Sustainability Science at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Sweden, former Co-director of the Lund University Centre for Societal Resilience, Research Fellow at the Centre of Natural Disaster Science (CNDS), and Honorary Research Fellow of the Global Urbanism Research Group at the Global Development Institute (GDI) of the University of Manchester. She has also been working as an International Consultant for various organizations (e.g. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), the German, Austrian and Belgium Red Cross, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Swedish Organization for Individual Relief (SOIR/IM) and various local NGOs). Christine is trained as an Architect and Urban Planner, with specialisation in International Urban Development Planning (University of Stuttgart, Germany & Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, France). She holds a Master’s degree in International Humanitarian Assistance (University of Bochum, Germany), a PhD on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation and a postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) in Sustainability Science (Lund University, Sweden). Christine Wamsler has published more than 100 academic papers, popular scientific articles, guidelines, book chapters and books on sustainable urban development and resilience, including her internationally-recognized book titled Cities, Disaster Risk and Adaptation, published by Routledge.


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