Profile of Ms Agnes Matoga University of Vienna

Agnes Matoga

As a Master's student I am focussing my current research around the complexity of integrating both top-down and bottom-up approaches in urban development. My background in spatial planning studies as well as planning practice quickly sparked the interest in -or the lack of- social justice within urban development and planning. Looking for answers to a more socially sustainable and resilient planning practice therefore is a major research interest.

General research interests

-economic and social relevance of transformation processes in cities
-gentrification
-vacancy, temporary uses (master thesis)
-resilience of spontaneous, bottom-up space appropriation
-resilience of self organized urbanization