Dr Thilo Lang

Head of the Department for Regional Geography of Europe; head of the research area Multiple geographies of regional and local development

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At the IfL since 2009

2006–2009: Project coordinator at ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg GmbH

2005–2006: DAAD research fellow at Durham University, Department of Geography

2004: Research stay at the University of Sheffield, Department of Town and Regional Planning

2002–2005: Research assistant at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning

1996–2002: Studies in spatial and environmental planning in Kaiserslautern and urban planning in Hamburg (graduated with a degree)

Memberships

Advisory Board Member of the interdisciplinary project Smart City – Smart Region – Smart Community (ERDF OP Czech Republic)

Advisory Board Member of the JPI Urban Europe Project Bright Future

Advisory Board Member of the Department of Excellence Programm 2018–2022 on the topic Fragile Territories, Politechnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani (since 11/2018)

Member of the State Committee of Saxony/Saxony-Anhalt/Thuringia at the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning – Leibniz Forum for Spatial Sciences

Research interests

Peripheralisation as a multi-level process, innovation outside of conurbations, regional change, transnational comparative urban and regional studies, shrinking cities and regeneration
Regions: Central and Eastern Europe, Eastern Germany, Northern England

Projects

Local democracy in small and medium-sized cities under the conditions of peripheralization
Broadening horizons, Changing perspectives
Social entrepreneurship in structurally weak rural areas: innovative troubleshooters in action (RurAction)

Completed projects

Hidden Champions – Stabilisation and development factors of small towns in peripheral regions
Industrial Heritage, Cultural Resources of Current Industries and Creative Pioneers – InduCult2.0
Peripheral but global: World market leaders outside of agglomerations
Socio-economic and Political Responses to Regional Polarisation in Central and Eastern Europe – RegPol²
Mobility and labour market interdependencies in the EURES-TriRegio-Region
Re-Turn
Pre-IBA 2020 - Focus: conceptional contributions to an IBA 2020
Innovative Cohesion Policies in Central and Eastern Europe (iCope)
Leipzig 2030 – open-minded, sustainable, growing

Publications

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Nadler, Robert / Lang, Thilo / Glorius, Birgit / Kovács, Zoltán
(2016)
Conclusions: current and future perspectives on return migration and regional development in Europe. -
In: Return migration and regional development in Europe: mobility against the stream. - London: Palgrave Macmillan, Seite 359-376
Lang, Thilo / Glorius, Birgit / Nadler, Robert / Kovács, Zoltán
(2016)
Introduction: mobility against the stream? New concepts, methodological approaches and regional perspectives on return migration in Europe. -
In: Return migration and regional development in Europe: mobility against the stream. - London: Palgrave Macmillan, Seite 1-22
Nadler, Robert (Herausgeber/-in) / Kovács, Zoltán (Herausgeber/-in) / Glorius, Birgit (Herausgeber/-in) / Lang, Thilo (Herausgeber/-in)
(2016)
Return migration and regional development in Europe : mobility against the stream. -
London, Palgrave Macmillan. xxiv, 385 Seiten (New geographies of Europe)
Plöger, Jörg / Lang, Thilo
(2016)
Die Resilienz industriell geprägter Städte : Anpassung an Strukturkrisen in Bremen und Leipzig. -
In: Multidisziplinäre Perspektiven der Resilienzforschung. - Wiesbaden: Springer, Seite 357-372
Lang, Thilo
(2015)
Socio-economic and political responses to regional polarisation and socio-spatial peripheralisation in Central and Eastern Europe : a research agenda. -
In: Hungarian geographical bulletin / Special issue on Peripheral inequalities, Seite 171-185
Ehrlich, Kornelia / Henn, Sebastian / Hörschelmann, Kathrin / Lang, Thilo / Miggelbrink, Judith / Sgibnev, Wladimir
(2015)
Understanding new geographies of Central and Eastern Europe. -
In: Understanding geographies of polarization and peripheralization: perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. - Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, S. 1 - 21
Lang, Thilo (Herausgeber/-in) / Henn, Sebastian (Herausgeber/-in) / Sgibnev, Wladimir (Herausgeber/-in) / Ehrlich, Kornelia (Herausgeber/-in)
(2015)
Understanding geographies of polarization and peripheralization : perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. -
Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. XVI, 352 S. (New geographies of Europe)
Venohr, Bernd / Lang, Thilo
(2014)
Deutsche Weltmarktführer. -
In: Lexikon der deutschen Weltmarktführer. - Köln: Dt. Standards Ed., S. 32 - 33
Nadler, Robert / Haunstein, Stefan / Lang, Thilo / Smoliner, Stefanie
(2014)
Companies' view of return migrants and foreign work experience. -
In: Return migration to Central and Eastern Europe: transnational migrants' perspectives and local businesses' needs. - Leipzig: Leibniz-Inst. für Länderkunde, S. 47 - 84
Lang, Thilo / Hämmerling, Aline / Haunstein, Stefan / Keil, Jan / Nadler, Robert / Schmidt, Anika / Smoliner, Stefanie
(2014)
Migrants' capacities and expectations : empirical results concerning return migration. -
In: Return migration to Central and Eastern Europe: transnational migrants' perspectives and local businesses' needs. - Leipzig: Leibniz-Inst. für Länderkunde, S. 7 - 46
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Contact

Dr. Thilo Lang
Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig
Germany

T_Lang(at)ifl-leipzig.de
Tel.: +49 341 600 55-159

PLEASE NOTE
From April 1 to July 31, 2019, Dr Thilo Lang teaches at the University of Latvia in Riga. During this time, he can only be contacted by e-mail.

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