About Me

Sophie is Professor of International Planning Studies at the Faculty of Spatial Planning since October 2019. Together with her husband and two children she pursues a multilocal way of living in Dortmund and Darmstadt. She focuses on urban planning, housing and infrastructure provision in rapidly growing cities, global waste and recycling flows and spatial governance and infrastructure systems between self-organisation and state planning.

Infrastructural ideals across African cities
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Infrastructural ideals across African cities

In this commentary Sophie Schramm explains her new research ¬†with Jochen Monstadt on the infrastructural ideal in African cities Translating urban infrastructure ideals and planning models: adaptation and creativity in water and sanitation systems in African cities. The research project is part of a wider programme that focuses on the transfer and thereby translation of […]