Johannes Hamhaber works as Professor for Regional Management at the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics at TH Köln since March 2008. As a human geographer, he has specialized in urban sustainability and the sociology and governance of natural resources. With extensive international experience in teaching, he is a leading partner in the curricular development of an interdisciplinary, global master program on Resource Efficient Cities (IMaREC) in a consortium with universities from Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico, and Kenya; and in projects on digital teaching and learning.
He addresses cities as socio-ecological systems from combined metabolist, complex system and governance perspectives, in his research connecting social sciences and urban water, on e.g. urban water and resilience, water smart city, planning blue-green infrastructures, in own work and regular supervision.
Johannes Hamhaber studied geography, law and natural resources management at the Universität des Saarlandes, Germany and Simon Fraser University, Canada, and acquired his PhD from University of Cologne with a dissertation on multi-level conflict analysis in energy systems. He also is member of the German association of Geographers, and of the global resUrbe platform for urban systems and resilience.