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Dr. rer. pol. Gerd Lintz

Senior Researcher

Tel. +49 351 4679 227

Research Interests

Regional environmental governance, landscape policy and planning, regional planning, inter-municipal cooperation, policy coordination and integration, landscape governance and wind power

Professional Experience


assistant to Prof. Harald Spehl, Chair of Urban and Regional Economics; title of dissertation / PhD thesis: "Basic principles of the coordination of environmental policy, regional policy and spatial planning" (Grundlagen der Koordination von Umweltpolitik, regionaler Wirtschaftspolitik und Raumplanung, Dresden 1996)

Since 1995

research associate and project leader / senior researcher with the IOER, first in the Department of Building Ecology, since 2002 in the Department of Regional Development and Landscape Ecology (DRDLE).


coordinator of research group "Sustainable Structural Change".


coordinator of the research field "Regional Development" in the DRDLE



economics at the University of Trier, including business administration and sociology, with a special focus on the area of labour, personnel and organisation. Master's thesis on "Environmental policy and employment" (Umweltpolitik und Beschäftigung, Nürnberg 1992) winning an award of the German Federal Labour Office

Publications before IOER

Dr. Lintz has worked with the IÖR since 1995. Publications from the period before can be found here. (PDF 9,5 kB).