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Urban Kaiser

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Urban Kaiser

Head of Innovation Acceptance Unit

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 231039-150

Fax +49 341 231039-9150

Areas of expertise

  • Accompanying urban transformation processes
  • Analyzing governance networks
  • Adapting innovative solutions to new application contexts

Professional development

Urban Kaiser has served as Head of the Innovation Acceptance Unit at Fraunhofer IMW since 2019. His research activities involve the interdependencies of technical and social developments in an international context. His focus is on encouraging acceptance of innovative solutions in the field of sustainable urban development. Before joining the Fraunhofer IMW team in 2008, he worked for a market research company in Germany for three years, developing substantial expertise in the field of qualitative and quantitative methods of social science research. Urban studied political science and economics in Mainz and Riga (Latvia) and is currently carrying out his PhD at the Chair of Environmental and Climate Policy of the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich (HfP).

Publications

YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2016Energy Efficiency in European historic urban districts - a practical guidance
Rodriguez-Maribona, Isabel (Project Coordinator); Grün, Gunnar (Scientific Coordinator); Kaiser, Urban
Report
2015Executive Paper - Energieeffizienz an Gebäuden in der Ukraine
Kralyuk, Yevheniya; Pollmer, Uta; Kaiser, Urban
Study
2014Built cultural heritage in times of climate change
Leissner, Johanna; Kaiser, Urban; Kilian, Ralf
Report
2013EFFESUS - energy efficiency for EU historic districts sustainability
Rettberg, Britta von; Bürger, Robin; Egusquiza, Aitziber; Gandini, Alessandra; Kaiser, Urban; Lück, Kirsten; Rodriguez-Maribona, Isabel; Schindler, Claudia; Schumacher, Patrick
Conference Paper
2013Executive Paper - Energieeffizienz an Gebäuden in Bulgarien
Kaiser, Urban; Jankowska, Karolina
Study
2013Executive Paper - Energieeffizienz an Gebäuden in der Slowakei
Kaiser, Urban; Jankowska, Karolina
Study
2013Executive Paper - Energieeffizienz an Gebäuden in Polen
Kaiser, Urban; Jankowska, Karolina
Study
2013Executive Paper - Energieeffizienz an Gebäuden in Rumänien
Kaiser, Urban; Jankowska, Karolina
Study
2013Executive Paper - Energieeffizienz an Gebäuden in Tschechien
Kaiser, Urban; Jankowska, Karolina
Study
2013Executive Paper - Energieeffizienz an Gebäuden in Ungarn
Kaiser, Urban; Jankowska, Karolina
Study
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.

Further Talks and Conference Proceedings

2019

  • Kaiser, U. (2019). Chancen und Herausforderungen von Kooperationen zwischen Forschungseinrichtungen und bürgerwissenschaftlichen Initiativen am Beispiel des Forschungsprojekts »CitizenSensor«. VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik Nürnberg.
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2018

  • Kaiser, U. (2018). Innovations in the Circular Economy – Chances and Challenges for historic buildings. Symposium »Bauwirtschaft in Dänemark«. Deutsch-Dänische Handelskammer Kopenhagen.
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2012

  • Kaiser, U. (2012). Chances and Challenges of Rural-Urban Energy cooperations – First results from an explorative study in Germany. Conference Rural-Urban energy cooperations for energy efficient and ecological housing.