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Photo: Mathias Jehling, © R. Vigh, IÖR-Media

Dr.-Ing. Mathias Jehling

Senior researcher

Phone +49 351 4679 258

Research Interests

Land use policies and spatial planning, urban morphology, settlement structure analysis, transportation networks, suburbanism, energy transition

Professional Experience

Since 2018

senior researcher at IÖR


Ree-Mix GmbH, Landau (Pfalz)


research associate at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Regional Science, Prof. Joachim Vogt


research associate at TU Kaiserslautern, Department of Regional Development and Spatial Planning


project assistant at City of Leipzig (LESG Gesellschaft der Stadt Leipzig zur Erschließung, Entwicklung und Sanierung von Baugebieten)


May 2016

PhD at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: "Method for a City-Regional Analysis of Suburban Structures and Processes"


Studies at University of Aberdeen, Scotland (ERASMUS)


Studies of spatial and environmental planning at TU Kaiserslautern (degree in engineering)

Research Stay


research stay at Murdoch University Perth, Western Australia, Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability

Memberships and Functions

  • International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR)
  • ARL International Working Group (IAK) Land Policies in Europe
  • Editor Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning
  • Normactivity – Research Network on Human and Non-Human Normativity​
  • Lecturer at TU Dresden
  • Reviewer for
    Applied Energy
    Energy Policy
    Energy Research & Social Science
    ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
    Land Use Policy
    Raumforschung und Raumordnung
    Remote Sensing


Reinhard-Baumeister-Award 2017 for the dissertation on "Method for a City-Regional Analysis of Suburban Structures and Processes"


TTS - Trends and tendencies in settlement development and their effects on the achievement of federal land policy goals (German Environment Agency - UBA)

Governing densification - The impact of performance-based planning on qualitative urban densification (GoverDENSE) (in co-operation with Universität Bern and Wageningen University and Research, Duration: 2020-2024, Swiss National Science Foundation)

Publications before IOER

List of publications before IOER