Huck, Andreas

Dr. phil. Andreas Huck

Member of the Research Training Group CRITIS from 10/2016 to 09/2019



Dept. 15: Architecture
Section Urban Planning, Subject Area Spatial and Infrastructure Planning

Research Interests

  • Kritische Infrastrukturen
  • Urbane Resilienz
  • Urban Governance

PhD Project

Bridging the gap: towards an urban policy mix for critical infrastructure resilience

Under the label of urban resilience (UR), cities start to prepare for a diverse range of risks deriving among others from climate change and natural hazards. This goes along with a growing interest of cities to restructure their networked infrastructure systems. However, it is argued that there is an implementation gap at urban scale when it comes to policies of critical infrastructure resilience (CIR). The proposed research project aims to identify potentials and barriers for policy design and implementation in the field of urban CIR by analysing pros and cons of the policy mix in two cities (Christchurch, New Zealand and Rotterdam, the Netherlands).

MSc (2013) Research Master in Regional Studies: Spaces and Places, Analysis and Intervention, University of Groningen, Niederlande
BSc (2010) Raumplanung, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Deutschland
  • “A Battle for the Soul of Canada: The Northern Gateway Proposal and BC's Coastal First Nations”. Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies 2012, Groningen, NL.
  • “Competencies for managing sustainability transitions: an analysis of the exploratory process on setting up standards for professional certification”. Governance of a Complex World 2016, Valencia, ESP.
  • “Urban Resilience and Critical Infrastructures: Challenges for Urban Governance”. Poster Presentation. Resilient Cities 2017, Bonn, GER.
  • “Resilient Cities and Infrastructures: How do we know what we know?” Towards Resilient Cities Conference 2017, Barcelona, ESP.
  • “Epistemic cultures of urban and critical infrastructure resilience”. Lancaster Summer Conference 2017, Lancester , GB.
  • “Capacity building and urban governance: challenges of infrastructure resilience in Rotterdam”. DoKoNaRa 2017, Hofgeismar, GER.

Huck, A. (2016) Perceptions, Emotions and Conflict Resolution: The Northern Gateway Case in British Columbia, Canada, in: J. den Toonder, K. van Dam and F. van der Stok (Eds.) Native America, pp. 73–90. Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien: Peter Lang.

  • GUF-100 award (Student of the Year Faculty of Spatial Sciences)
  • Canadian Studies – ACSN Student Research Award
  • ICURD-NEURUS Scholarship
  • GUF (Groningen University Fund) – excellent student scholarship
  • Student scholarship (RUG Centre for Canadian Studies)