PD Dr. habil. Kerstin Krellenberg


Phone +49 351 46 79 269


Research interest

  • Urban Sustainability Transformations
  • Urban vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
  • SDG implementation in/with cities
  • Participatory processes and trandisciplinarity

Current Project

meinGrün: Grün in der Stadt - Informationen und Navigation zu urbanen Grünflächen

Professional Career


Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IÖR) Dresden
Project manager and Scientist

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig
Guest Scientist


Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig
Senior Scientist


Istanbul Policy Centre (IPC)
Research Fellow Sabancı University (Istanbul) - Mercator-IPC-Initiative


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Post-Doc DFG Research Training Group 780/2
Perspectives of Urban Ecology - Shrinking cities


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
NaFöG-PhD Scholarship from the State of Berlin


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Scientist DAAD/PROALAR research project
Perspectives of urban ecology for the metropolis Buenos Aires

Academic Education


Leipzig University Habilitation in Geography (Dr. rer. nat. habil.)


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
PhD in Geography (Dr. rer. nat.)


Vechta University
Environmental Scientist (Dipl.-Umweltwiss.)

Academic Services

  • Head of DKN Future Earth Working Group Urban Sustainability Transformations - Integrative Urban Research (together with Prof. Dr. Florian Koch)
  • Head of DKN Future Earth Co-Design-Projektgruppe SDGs in Cities (together with Prof. Dr. Florian Koch)
  • Member of Expert Group in the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN)
  • Member of Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA), Joint Programme Initiative Urban Europe


  • TU Dresden (Spatial Development and Natural Resource Management)
  • Leipzig University (Geography and Joint International Master on Sustainable Development)
  • Jena University (Environmental Sociology)
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Geography)

Publications before IOER

List of publications