Competence Centre for Infrastructure Economics, Public Services and Social Provisioning

About us

The Centre

The Competence Centre for Infrastructure Economics, Public Services and Social Provisioning comprises:

a network of researchers at Austrian universities and research institutions advancing and strengthening transdisciplinary and transformative research on topics related to infrastructure economics, public services and social provisioning

a knowledge network enabling exchange and cooperation between researchers and representatives of regional and local government, social partners, businesses and civil society actors on topics relating to infrastructure economics, public services and social provisioning

a contact point for stakeholders across government, business and civil society seeking expertise on infrastructure economics, public services and social provisioning (e.g. research projects, reports, guest lectures or consultancy)

The Competence Centre was founded as a non-profit association by Emma Dowling, Michael Getzner, Astrid Krisch, Andreas Novy, Leonhard Plank and Alexandra Strickner and can be contacted via the Research Department for Finance and Infrastructure Policy at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien).

Aims of the Centre

The Competence Centre aims to:

advance transdisciplinary and transformative research

on topics relating to infrastructure economics, public services and social provisioning

support early career researchers

and facilitate exchange among research fellows

develop inter- and transdisciplinary teaching

on the themes and topics it focuses on at universities and other institutions

facilitate knowledge transfer

between academia, government, municipalities, public institutions businesses and civil society organisations and initiatives

organise events and lectures

on topics relating to the infrastructure economics, public services and social provisioning,

co-create and develop new approaches

to organising the infrastructure economics, public services and social provisioning informed by academic research

co-design and accompany transformation processes

at regional and municipal levels, as well as within and across civil society organisations, trade unions and businesses

strengthen communication and cooperation

between academics, government, civil society, and business within Austria, Europe and internationally

publish

on topics related to the infrastructure economics, public services and social provisioning

Board of Directors

Our board members:

 

© Michael Getzner

Michael Getzner 

Professor of Finance and Infrastructure Economics at the Institute of Spatial Planning, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Main research interests: Finance, ecological economics, infrastructure policy and cultural economics.

Contact: michael.getzner@alltagsoekonomie.at

Andreas Novy

Associate Professor at the Department of Socio-Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU Wien), Director of the Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development (MLGD). President of the International Karl Polanyi Society (IKPS). Research interests: socio-ecological transformation, socio-economics, urban and regional development and social innovation.

Contact: andreas.novy@alltagsoekonomie.at

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©Emma Dowling

Emma Dowling 

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Change at the University of Vienna. Research interests: social change, just transition, welfare state transformation, public services and municipalism, financialisation in the care and social sector, care work and social reproduction, participatory research methods.

Contact: emma.dowling@alltagsoekonomie.at

Leonhard Plank

Senior Scientist at the Research Department of Finance and Infrastructure Economics at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Main research interests: socioeconomics, infrastructure economics and policy, regional and development economics, transnational corporations.

Contact: leonhard.plank@alltagsoekonomie.at

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Astrid Krisch

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation, Kellogg College, University of Oxford. Research interests: social innovation for transformative climate governance, infrastructure policy and planning, spatial transformation processes, urban development policy, health policy and healthy cities.

Contact: astrid.krisch@alltagsoekonomie.at

Alexandra Strickner

Managing Director of the Competence Centre. Staff member at the Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU Wien). Main areas of work: Theory-practice dialogues, socio-ecological alternatives.

Contact: alexandra.strickner@alltagsoekonomie.at

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Academic Advisory Board

More than 40 university professors and researchers are part of the academic advisory board. Here you can find an overview of the members.

LL.M. Univ.-Prof.Mag.Dr. Daniel Ennöckl
Boku, Institut für Rechtswissenschaften

Dipl.-Kulturw.Univ. Dr.in Christina Plank
Boku, Institute for Development Research

Dr. Johannes Jäger
FH Bfi Wien

Prof.in (FH) Mag.a Dr.in Elisabeth Springler
FH Bfi Wien

FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Michaela Moser
FH St. Pölten, Ilse Arlt Institut für Soziale Inklusionsforschung

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.  Johannes Pflegerl
FH St. Pölten, Leiter Ilse Arlt Institut für Soziale Inklusionsforschung

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in  Dorothea Greiling
JKU – Institut für Management Accounting

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Brigitte Aulenbacher
JKU – Soziologie

Dr.in Karoline Mitterer
KDZ – Zentrum für Verwaltungsforschung

Mag.  Peter Biwald
KDZ – Zentrum für Verwaltungsforschung

Dr. Harald Wieser
KMU Forschung

Dr. rer. Pol. Oliver Rottmann
KOWID – Kompetenzzentrum öffentliche Wirtschaft, Infrastrukturen und Daseinsvorsorge e.V.

ao. Univ.-Prof. DDr. Nikolaus Dimmel
Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg, Politikwissenschaft

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Helmut Haberl
Boku, Institut für Soziale Ökologie

Ass.-Prof.in Dr.in Anna Renner TU Wien Forschungsbereich Finanzwissenschaft und Infrastrukturpolitik, Institut für Raumplanung

Univ.-Prof.in Dr. iur. Dragana Damjanovic TU Wien, FB Rechtswissenschaften, Institut für Raumplanung

Univ.-Prof.in Dipl.-Ing. Sibylla Zech TU Wien, FB Regionalentwicklung, Institut für Raumplanung

ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.  Alexander Hamedinger TU Wien, FB Soziologie, Institut für Raumplanung

Dr.in Margarete Haderer TU Wien, FB Soziologie, Institut für Raumplanung

Univ.-Prof. Dr.  Simon Güntner TU Wien, FB Soziologie, Institut für Raumplanung

Univ.-Prof.in Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Franziska Sielker TU Wien, FB Stadt- und Regionalforschung, Institut für Raumplanung

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Sabine Theresia Köszegi TU Wien, Institut für Managementwissenschaften

Mag. Dr. Michael Miess Umweltbundesamt

Assoz. Prof. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.phil. Klaus Jürgen Wegleitner Uni Graz, Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Alterns- und Care-Forschung (CIRAC) und Abteilung Public Care des Instituts für Pastoraltheologie

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Anke Strüver Uni Graz, Institut für Geographie und Raumforschung

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Leonhard Dobusch Uni Innsbruck, Institut für Organisation und Lernen

Ass.-Prof.in Mag. Mag. Dr.in Cornelia Staritz Uni Wien – Internationale Entwicklung

Dr. Matthias Naumann Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung, Referat Regionale Strukturpolitik, Raumentwicklungsförderung, Deutschland

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Bw. Dr. Ulrich Brand
Uni Wien – Politikwissenschaft

ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christoph Reinprecht
Uni Wien – Soziologie

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.  Jörg Flecker
Uni Wien – Soziologie

ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Martin Gruber-Risak
Uni Wien, Institut für Arbeitsrecht

Dr.in Karin Lukas
Uni Wien, Menschenrechte

Assoc.-Prof.in Mag.a phil. Brigitte Felderer
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

Dr.in Univ. Doz.in Doris Ingrisch
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst/ mdw, Institut für Kulturmanagement und Gender Studies

Univ.-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Brigitte Unger
Universität Utrecht, OeNB Generalrätin

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Ruth Simsa
WU Wien, eh. Leiterin NPO Institut

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer
WU Wien, Institut für Nonprofit-​Management

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Essletzbichler
WU Wien, Institut für Wirtschaftsgeographie

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Sigrid Stagl
WU Wien, Institute for Ecological Economics

ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Willi Altzinger
WU, INEQ

ao.Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Karin Heitzmann
WU, INEQ

Post-Doc Ass.-Prof. Dr.in Corinna Dengler
WU Wien, Institute for Multilevel Governance and Development

Richard Bärnthaler, PhD MA
University of Leeds, School of Earth And Environment, Sustainable Research Institute

Practitioner Advisory Board

The Competence Centre also has an advisory board made up of practitioners in the field. This board includes representatives from the public sector, municipal stakeholders, the private sector, trade unions and other actors in the field of the infrastructure economics, public services and social provisioning. Here you can find an overview of the members:

 

Mag. Lukas Oberndorfer
AK Wien

DI.in Iris Strutzmann
AK Wien

Mag. Martin Schenk
Die Armutskonferenz

Mag. Thomas Bohrn
Büro für Daseinsvorsorge und Kommunalwirtschaft Wien

Ing. Mag. Rainer Will
Handelsverband

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.in Gerlinde Gutheil-Knopp-Kirchwald
Österreichischer Verband gemeinnütziger Bauvereinigungen

Mag.a. MBA Daniela Adler
Regionalentwicklung Oststeiermark

OSR Mag. Dr. Thomas Weninger, MLS
Österreichischer Städtebund

Dr. Johannes Schmid
Österreichischer Städtebund

MMag.a Heidrun Maier de Kruijff
Verband der öffentlichen Wirtschaft und Gemeinwirtschaft Österreichs (VÖWG)

Monika Wipplinger, BA
Younion _ Die Daseinsgewerkschaft

Robert Blöschl, MA
Younion _ Die Daseinsgewerkschaft

Maria Langsenlehner MSc BA
Circular Futures – Plattform Kreislaufwirtschaft Österreich

Sophie Kratz, MA
Circular Futures – Plattform Kreislaufwirtschaft Österreich

Mag.a Susanne Haslinger
PROGE

DI (FH) Rainer Handlfinger
Klimabündnis Österreich

Mag.a Angela Pfister
ÖGB

Dr.in Helene Schuberth
ÖGB