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© Prof. Dr. Peter Dannenberg

Dannenberg, Peter

Prof. Dr., Institute of Geography, University of Cologne


University of Cologne
Institute of Geography
50923 Köln


Fon: +49 221 470 1542

Research topics

  • The Global South in the Context of Economic Globalization: My research examines how different regions and players participate in and are affected by the process of economic globalization. Conceptually, our focus lies on global value chains, environmental governance and environmental management.
  • Urban and Regional Development in the Global South: My research concentrates on Urban and Regional Development in the Global South including three different aspects: 1. Land use change and land use conflicts in rural and agrarian areas; 2. Urban green, environmental protection and urban development; 3. Impacts of economic “South-South" connections on urban and regional development.
  • European City and Regional Development: In the context of European City and Regional Development I explore economic development in regional innovation systems, creative class and clusters but also social and environmental aspects of development including e.g. social exclusion, gentrification and urban green spaces.


  • Strasser, J., P. Dannenberg and E. Kulke (2013): Temporary resource availability and quality constraints in the global leather value chain – The impact of the festival of sacrifice on the leather industry in Bangladesh. In Applied Geography 45 (2013), 410-419
  • Dannenberg, P. and G. Nduru (2013): Practices in international value chains: The case of the Kenyan fruit and vegetable chain beyond the exclusion debate. In Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 104 (1), 41–56
  • Dannenberg, P., Y. Kim, D. Schiller (2013): Chinese Special Economic Zones in Africa: a new species of globalisation? In African East-Asian Affairs 2013 (2) 4-15
  • Dannenberg, P., M. Kunze and G. Nduru (2011): Isochronal Map of Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Transportation from the Mt. Kenya Region to Nairobi. In Journal of Maps 11, 273-279
  • Dannenberg, P. and T. Kümmerle (2010): Farm size and land use pattern as indicators of post-socialist structural change in Poland. In The Professional Geographer 62 (2), 197-210
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