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Astrid Krisch

Dipl.-Ing. Astrid KRISCH, B.Sc.

Dipl.-Ing. Astrid KRISCH, B.Sc.

Biographical Sketch

Astrid Krisch is a research associate at the Institute for Law and Governance and at the Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance, both WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business). She holds a master’s degree in spatial planning from TU (Vienna University of Technology). Previous experience includes research and teaching at the Institute of Spatial Planning, Department of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy (TU) and at the CITY Institute at York University (Toronto, Canada).

At the Institute for Law and Governance, Astrid Krisch is part of the team working on the APCC Special Report 22 on Structural Conditions for Climate Friendly Living in Austria.

Research Interests

Astrid’s research is situated at the interface between planning research, urban studies and critical infrastructure studies. She pursues her PhD in spatial planning, where she investigates the relationship between the development and planning of different forms of urban infrastructure systems from an institutionalist perspective. She combines different disciplinary and methodological approaches, drawing on theories and methodologies from urban studies, spatial planning to political science, aiming at broadening the perspective on infrastructure systems and gain insights into structuring effects of established and newly emerging infrastructure systems on cities and society and the role of urban planning. Her work includes research on transformation pathways of cultural institutions as social infrastructure, networked technical infrastructure, platforms as new forms of digital infrastructure systems and climate governance.

Selected Publications and Research Projects

  • Krisch, A. & Plank, L. (2021): Plattform-Munizipalismus für digitale Infrastrukturen des Alltagslebens. In: Kogler, R. & Hamedinger, A. (Hrsg.): Interdisziplinäre Stadtforschung. Themen und Perspektiven. Reihe Urban Studies, transcript: Bielefeld.

  • Social Innovation for Adaptation and Mitigation: Experimentation for Transformative Climate Governance; ab Oktober 2021

  • Krisch, A. & Suitner J. (2020): Aspern Explained: How the Discursive Institutionalisation of Infrastructure Planning Shaped North-Eastern Vienna’s Urban Transformation. In: disP – The Planning Review, 56, 51-66.

  • Die Leistungsträgerinnen des Alltagslebens. Projekt im Auftrag von Younion_Die Daseinsgewerkschaft und der Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte Wien, 2020.

  • Krisch, A. (2019): Examining Cultural Planning in Vienna: The Discursive Institutionalization of Social Infrastructure in Strategic Planning. In: plaNext - Next Generation Planning, 9, 26 - 44.

  • Internet-Plattformen als Infrastrukturen des Digitalen Zeitalters. Projekt im Auftrag von Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte Wien, 2018.

  • Vergleich europäischer Systeme der Trinkwasserversorgung und Abwasserentsorgung. Funded by Vienna Chamber of Labor, Städtebund, Younion, 2016-2018.