Dr. David Kaufmann
Postdoctoral researcher at the KPM Center for Public Management, University of Bern, Switzerland
Project: "Developing conceptual foundations for urban policy research"
Dr. David Kaufmann is specialized in urban studies and public policy. Dr. Kaufmann studied political science at the University of Zürich and the University of Lund. He obtained his PhD from the University of Bern in 2017, and was a guest researcher at Leiden University, Virginia Tech, and University of Ottawa.
Dr. Kaufmann is the author of two books about capital cities and he has published in journals such as Governance, Public Administration Review, Urban Studies and Urban Affairs Review.
July 9, 2019 Talk information can be found here
Dr. Jonas Torrens
Postdoctoral researcher, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht University
Research Associate at the Science Policy Research Unit, Sussex University
Project: "Ecologies of experimentation – shifting the processes of infrastructuring?"
Dr. Jonas Torrens’s research has centred on two topics: urban experimentation in the context of sustainability transitions, and policy experimentation in the context of 'transformative innovation policy'. His research aims to bridge the gap between notions of experimentation and systemic change in cities, drawing from innovation studies and geography. He is a member of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN) steering group and a convener of its newly-established thematic group on urban transitions and transformations. Jonas is originally from Curitiba, Brazil; he has lived and worked in Lyon, Paris, Nantes, Madrid, Stockholm, Brighton, and Utrecht, from which he derives his passion for cities.