Anna Zimmer

Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Geography and Sustainability, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Keywords: urban political ecology; governmentality; everyday governance;…

About Me

Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Geography and Sustainability, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Keywords: urban political ecology; governmentality; everyday governance; India; water; sanitation; urban water bodies; urban parks

Anna’s research interests focus on urban political ecology, which she would like to take further in the exploration of ordinary cities and the everyday practices and politics found here. In her PhD research on water and sanitation, she has investigated questions of urban governance, governmentality, the everyday state and explored questions of equity and informal housing. Her current project studies environmental governance in small cities of Gujarat, with particular attention to parks, ponds, and solid waste management. More info.

Ecologies of Urbanism – Engaging diverse urban ecologies of Asia
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Ecologies of Urbanism – Engaging diverse urban ecologies of Asia

Anna Zimmer gives a reflection on a recent workshop organised by Anne Rademacher & K. Sivaramakrishnan at the Hong Kong Institute for Humanities and Social Science, 9-12 June 2014. Last week, I participated in the stimulating workshop on Ecologies of Urbanism with the subtitle ‘Cities, towns, and the places of nature’ organised by Anne Rademacher […]

Small cities, urban environments and governance in India
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Small cities, urban environments and governance in India

In this commentary Anna Zimmer presents her ongoing research project with Natasha Cornea and René Véron on environmental governance in Indian small cities Our project (Oct 2012-Oct 2015) focuses on the patterns and politics of environmental governance in small cities in India. So far, research on the dynamics of environmental change, urbanisation and governance in India […]