Dr. Christine Richter

Christine Richter

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Dr. Christine Richter

Research Fellow, Innovation Acceptance Unit

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

Phone +49 341 231039-238

Fax +49 341 231039-9238


  • Qualitative, ethnographic and geodata-based methodologies
  • Social studies of technology (SST)/Science and Technology Studies (STS)
  • Urban geography


Professional Development

Dr. Christine Richter is a social geographer, who started working in the Innovation Acceptance Unit at Fraunhofer IMW in December 2019. Her research focuses on various aspects of urban transformation, especially on the governance of housing, water infrastructure and land rights, and associated digitalization processes. Using concepts from Science and Technology Studies (STS) as a compass, she also ventures into studies of peri-urban and rural areas from time to time.

Between 2008 and 2019, Christine Richter worked in international applied research projects and education at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente (PhD in 2014) in the Netherlands, and prior to that as geodata analyst in government and private industry in Colorado, U.S.A., where she received B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Denver. 


Current projects



The most recent list of publications can be found here.

Publication Type
2022 The datafication of water infrastructure and its implications for (il)legible water consumers
Hoefsloot, Fenna I.; Richter, Christine; Martínez, Javier; Pfeffer, Karin
Journal Article
2021 Initial Insights on Land Adjudication in a Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration
Lengoiboni, Monica; Richter, Christine; Asperen, Paul van; Zevenbergen, Jaap
Journal Article
2021 Auswirkungen der Coronapandemie auf die Entwicklung von Kommunen und Landkreisen in Deutschland
Ottendörfer, Eva; Bieker, Susanne; Kaiser, Urban; Frieling, Hendrik; Gölz, Sebastian; Neumann, Marcel; Guckenbiehl, Pascal; Henze-Sakowsky, Annika; Schmitt, Anna; Richter, Christine; Pollmer, Uta
2020 Land Governance from a Mobilities Perspective
Richter, Christine; Derkzen, Marthe; Zoomers, Annelies
Journal Article
2020 Authenticating Deeds/Organizing Society. Considerations for Blockchain-Based Land Registries
Miscione, Gianluca; Richter, Christine; Ziolkowski, Rafael
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
2020 Heritage Management Thailand. Report
Richter, Christine; Busse von Colbe, Jakob; Beermann, Henrik; Kaiser, Urban
2020 Evaluating Some Major Assumptions in Land Registration: Insights from Ghana's Context of Land Tenure and Registration
Abubakari, Zaid; Richter, Christine; Zevenbergen, Jaap
Journal Article
2020 Expert-Amateurs and Smart Citizens: How Digitalization Reconfigures Lima's Water Infrastructure
Hoefsloot, Fenna Imara; Martínez, Javier; Richter, Christine; Pfeffer, Karin
Journal Article
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Research Day Posters

The Fraunhofer IMW holds an annual Research Day, where the research fellows present their latest research projects. Here you can find the poster presentations of Christine Richter.

Poster Research Day 2020


Living Lab Electro-Micromobility



Report: Heritage Management Thailand – Fraunhofer IMW Researchers Publish Report as Part of the URGENT 2.0 Project