Alois Humer

FWF Erwin Schrödinger Fellow

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Alois Humer has obtained a master’s and doctor’s degree both with distinction in geography, spatial research and spatial planning at the University of Vienna (2008, 2014), during which he had a short research visit at KTH Stockholm. In between he was a scientific referee for the Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning ÖROK (2008-2009). In October 2016 he was granted an FWF Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship to become a Research Fellow at Aalto University in Finland from May 2017 to April 2019; including a return phase at the ISR. His research focuses on the theory and practice of strategic spatial planning and the geography of welfare, taking a European comparative perspective on spatial planning cultures and systems.

Research Areas

  • Human geography
  • Spatial research and spatial planning
  • Regional development