Klaus R. Kunzmann was a visiting fellow at the EU Centre at RMIT in February 2012.
Klaus was Professor and Director of Research of the School of Spatial Planning of the Technische Universität Dortmund in Germany from 1974 to 1993. Thereafter, until his retirement in 2006, he held a Jean Monet professorship at the same university. As visiting professor he was frequently invited to universities in the US, the UK, and in Italy, France, Switzerland, Taiwan and China. As a policy advisor, he was involved in numerous projects in Europe and Asia.
He is a member of the German Academy of Spatial Planning and Research, a honorary member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RMIT) in Britain and a honorary member of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). In 1996 he received an honorary PhD from the University of Newcastle in the UK.
Klaus has published widely in German, English, French and Italian on European territorial development, on regional restructuring in traditional industrial areas, and on the role of culture and creative industries for urban and regional development.
Creative Brownfield Redevelopment: The Experience of the IBA Emscher Park Initiative in the Ruhr in Germany, in: Greenstein, Rosalind and Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz, eds, ‘Recycling the City: The Use and Reuse of Urban Land. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy’, Cambridge, 2004, 201–17.
Creative Berlin: The Role of Culture and Creative industries for the Development of the Divided Capital City of Germany, February 2012, RMIT Melbourne
Europe in Crisis: Which Future for Cities and Regions in Europe? What does the Future hold for Europe? Transforming the Future Lecture Series, February 2012, RMIT Melbourne
Melbourne: A Creative City? February 2012, RMIT Melbourne