Dr Astrid Krisch
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation
PhD, MSc, BSc (Vienna)
Astrid is a spatial planner, working at the interface of urban and regional planning, urban studies, human geography, political science, foundational economy and health and well-being. Her main research interests centre on the broad field of sustainability transformations, in particular concepts of experimental governance, equity, social innovation, and foundational infrastructures. She has worked extensively on urban experimentation for sustainability transformations, social innovation for transformative governance approaches, institutionalising urban infrastructure systems, structures for healthy and climate-friendly living and foundational infrastructure provisioning.
She has recently joined the GCHU as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, contributing to research on creating healthy cities and linking sustainable urban development to health and equity issues.
Astrid is co-founder and board member of the Competence Centre for Infrastructure Economics, Public Services and Social Provisioning at the Vienna University of Technology in Vienna, Austria and part of the organising committee of the 6th Foundational Economy Conference 2023. She is regularly peer-reviewing articles for leading international journals.
Before joining Kellogg College in May 2023, Astrid was a researcher at the Research Unit of Urban and Regional Research, Institute of Spatial Planning at the Vienna University of Technology and a health expert at the Competence Centre Climate and Health at the Austrian National Public Health Institute. She has also worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Research Unit of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy, Institute of Spatial Planning at the Vienna University of Technology and as a researcher at the Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, where she was part of the management and authors team for the APCC Special Report on Structures for Climate-Friendly Living.