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Franz W.Gatzweiler
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1799 Jimei Road, Xiamen
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Education and Appointments:

   He studied Agricultural Economics at the University of Bonn andthe Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany. His doctorateresearch (summa cum laude) was on the ‘Nature of Economic Value and the Value of Nature’. Hereceived stipends and research grants from the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the Volkswagen Foundation, the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the Käthe-Hamburger Kolleg and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He was research fellow at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University, USA established bythe late Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom. 2015 heearned a habilitation (fakultasdocendi) for independent teaching and research in the field of resource economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin.

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Research Interest:

  His research interests are in ecological and institutional economics of social and ecological systems and have covered problems of value in complex socio-ecological systems, institutional change, polycentric organization, marginality and technology innovations for productivity growth in rural development as well as urban health and wellbeig. He was senior researcher at the Center of Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany from 2004-2014.

Selected Publications:

(1)Pongsiri M, Gatzweiler FW, Bassi AM, Haines A, Demassieux F, 2017. The Need for a Systems Approach to Planetary Health, The Lancet Planetary Health, Vol.1, Nr.7.

(2)Gatzweiler, FW. 2017. Advancing Urban Health and Wellbeing through collective and artificial intelligence. A systems approach 3.0.

(3)Lawrence RJ and Gatzweiler FW 2017. Wanted: A transdisciplinary knowledge domain for urban health. Commentary, J Urban Health 94(4):592-596.

(4)Bai, X., Surveyer, A., Elmqvist, T., Gatzweiler, F.W., Güneralp, B., Parnell, S., Prieur-Richard, A-H., Shrivastava, P., Siri J.G., Stafford-Smith, M., Toussaint, J-P., and Webb, R. 2016. Defining and advancing a systems approach for sustainable cities.

(5)Gatzweiler FW et al. 2017. Advancing Health and Wellbeing in the ChangingUrban Environment. Implementing a Systems Approach, Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press and Singapore: Springer.

Supported Projects:
  Urban Health and Wellbeing: a Systems Approach (ICSU-IAP-UNU)