Staff Profile

NameRUPPRECHT, Christoph D. D.
AffiliationResearch Department
PositionSenior Researcher
Year of Birth1983
Academic CareerGriffith University, Environmental Futures Research Institute, PhD Urban geography, planning, ecology (2015)
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Department for Asian Studies, Magister Artium (2009)
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Faculty of Biology, EES Master Program Guest Student (2008)
Hokkaido University Short Term Exchange Program (2006)
Professional CareerSenior Researcher, FEAST Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (2018-)
Project Researcher, FEAST Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (2016-2018)
Adjunct Lecturer, Kyoto University (2017-)
Adjunct Lecturer, Doshisha University (2017-)
Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences / Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tokyo (2017)
Visiting Researcher, Environmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University (2015)
Higher DegreesPh.D. Geography, Urban Planning, Ecology (Griffith University 2015)
M.A. Japanology, Biology, Philosophy (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich 2009)
Fields of SpecializationUrban geography
Environmental planning
Food systems
Degrowth
Informal green space
Academic Society MembershipsJapanese Institute of Landscape Architecture
Japan Geoscience Union
American Association of Geographers
Royal Geographical Society with IGB
East Asian Anthropological Association
AwardsJapan Geoscience Union Meeting Student Outstanding Presentation Award (2013)
American Association of Geographers Urban Geography Specialty Group Dissertation Award (2016)
Home Pagehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christoph_Rupprecht

 

Books

【Authored/Co-authored】

Rupprecht, C. D. D. 2015 Human perception, preference, and use of informal urban greenspace: a comparative analysis of Brisbane, Australia and Sapporo, Japan. (PhD thesis). Griffith University

【Chapters/Sections】

Rupprecht, C. D. D.; Byrne, J. A. 2017,12 Informal urban green space as anti-gentrification strategy?. Curran, W.; Hamilton, T. (ed.) Just Green Enough: Urban development and environmental gentrification. Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series. Routledge, London, UK, pp.209-226.  http://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/mfa4w/

Papers

【Original Articles】

Kim, M., Rupprecht, C. D. D., Furuya, K. 2018,09 Residents’ Perception of Informal Green Space—A Case Study of Ichikawa City, Japan. Land 7(3):102. (reviewed).

Oda, K., Rupprecht, C. D. D., Tsuchiya, K., McGreevy, S. R. 2018,04 Urban Agriculture as a Sustainability Transition Strategy for Shrinking Cities? Land Use Change Trajectory as an Obstacle in Kyoto City, Japan. Sustainability 10(4):1048. DOI:10.3390/su10041048 (reviewed).

Rupprecht, C. D. D. 2017,12 Ready for more-than-human? Measuring urban residents’willingness to coexist with animals.. Fennia 195(2):142-160. DOI:10.11143/fennia.64182 (reviewed).

McGreevy, S. R.; Rupprecht, C. D. D. 2017,11 Information Harvesters and Virtual Farmers: How Smartphone Food Apps are Enabling Consumers to Co-create more Sustainable Food Systems. Journal of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture 81(3):288-291. (in Japanese)

Rupprecht, C. D. D. 2017,08 Informal Urban Green Space: Residents’ Perception, Use, and Management Preferences across Four Major Japanese Shrinking Cities. Land 6(3):59. DOI:10.3390/land6030059 (reviewed).

Rupprecht, C. D. D., Byrne, J., Lo, A. Y. 2016 Memories of vacant lots: How and why residents used informal urban greenspace as children and teenagers in Brisbane, Australia and Sapporo, Japan. Children’s Geographies 14(3):340-355. DOI:10.1080/14733285.2015.1048427 (reviewed).

Rupprecht, C. D. D. 2015 The Potential of Absence: Informal Greenspace and its Unexpected Legacies. MAS Context.  http://www.mascontext.com/issues/25-26-legacy-spring-summer-15/the-potential-of-absence-informal-green-space-and-its-unexpected-legacies/

Rupprecht, C. D. D., Byrne, J., Garden, J., Hero, J.-M. 2015 Informal urban greenspace: A trilingual systematic review of its role for biodiversity and trends in the literature. . Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 14(4):883-908. DOI:10.1016/j.ufug.2015.08.009 (reviewed).

Rupprecht, C. D. D., Byrne, J., Ueda, H., Lo, A. Y. 2015 ‘It’s real, not fake like a park’: Residents’ perception and use of informal urban green-space in Brisbane, Australia and Sapporo, Japan.. Landscape and Urban Planning 143:205-218. DOI:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2015.07.003 (reviewed).

Rupprecht, C. D. D., Byrne, J. 2014 Informal urban green-space: comparison of quantity and characteristics in Brisbane, Australia and Sapporo, Japan. PLOS One 9(6):e99784. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0099784 (reviewed).

Rupprecht, C. D. D., Byrne, J. 2014 Informal urban greenspace: A typology and trilingual systematic review of its role for urban residents and trends in the literature. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 13(4):597-611. DOI:10.1016/j.ufug.2014.09.002 (reviewed).

上田裕文、ルプレヒト クリストフ 2014 札幌市の都市イメージにおけるみどりの位置づけとその利用. ランドスケープ研究 77(5):487-490. DOI:10.5632/jila.77.487 (in Japanese) (reviewed).

Rupprecht, C. D. D. 2009 Green isles around the corner: The role and design of small local parks in Sapporo, Japan. Schulz・Okano (ed.) Managing Sustainability and Creativity: Urban Management in Europe and Japan. URP GCEO, 7. Urban Research Plaza, Osaka City University, pp.64-69.  http://www.ur-plaza.osaka-cu.ac.jp/archives/doc_vol7.pdf

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Rupprecht, C. D. D., Kawai, A. Decolonizers of the imaginary: Future and past generations, non-humans and spiritual beings. First North-South Conference on Degrowth, 2018.09.03-2018.09.07, Mexico City.

Rupprecht, C. D. D., Oda, K., Tsuchiya, K., McGreevy, S. Urban agricultural land loss in Kyoto, Japan: human wellbeing implications beyond food security.. RGS-IBG Annual Meeting, 2018.08.28-2018.08.31, Cardiff.

Rupprecht, C. D. D., Kawai, A. Decolonizers of the imaginary: Future and past generations, non-humans and spiritual beings. 6th International Degrowth Conference, 2018.08.21-2018.08.25, Malmö.

Rupprecht, C. D. D., Mangnus, A., Vervoort, J., Kantamaturapoj, K., Ota, K., McGreevy, S., Taniguchi, Y. et al. Empowering residents to co-design their food systems: experimenting with future-oriented methods in Japan and Thailand. European Association of Social Anthropologists Meeting, 2018.08.14-2018.08.17, Stockholm.

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Unintentional radicals? Informal gardening and changing social imaginaries in shrinking Japanese cities.. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics 30th Annual Conference, Alternatives to Capitalism: Changing Everyday Life, Changing Capitalism session, 2018.06.23-2018.06.25, Doshisha University, Kyoto.

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Food and informality: conceptualizing the other food system(s). American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, 2018.04.09-2018.04.14, New Orleans.

Oda, K., Rupprecht, C. D. D. Mapping agricultural land use change in Kyoto City (Japan) from 2007 to 2017. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, 2018.04.09-2018.04.14, New Orleans.

Kim, M., Rupprecht, C. D. D., Furuya, K. Residents’ Perception of the Possibility of Informal Green Space as an Supplementary Urban Green Space – A Case Study of Ichikawa City, Japan. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, 2018.04.09-2018.04.14, New Orleans.

Spiegelberg, M., Gan, J., Shinkai, R., Rupprecht, C. D. D Trespassing foragers: Urban beekeeping in Japan on a formal-informal gradient. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, 2018.04.09-2018.04.14, New Orleans.

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Urban agriculture as a sustainability transition strategy for shrinking cities? The case of Kyoto, Japan. 6th International Symposium for Future Earth in Asia: Sustainable Consumption in Asia, 2018.01.15-2018.01.16, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature.

Oda, K.; Rupprecht, C. D. D. Mapping agricultural land use change in the Kyoto City basin using FOSS4G. FOSS4G 2017 KYOTO.KANSAI, 2017.10.15-2017.10.15, RIHN, Kyoto. (in Japanese)

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Territories of Encounter: Informal Urban Green Space in Shrinking Japanese Cities — a Birthplace for Convivial Imaginaries?. East Asian Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2017, 2017.10.14-2017.10.15, Hong Kong. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.20292.94080

Kim, M.; Rupprecht, C. D. D.; Furuya, K. Spatial typology in informal urban green spaces: The case of Ichikawa city, Japan. JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017, 2017.05.24, Makuhari Messe.

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Degrowing urban Japan: From vacant lots to biocultural cityscapes. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, 2017.04.07, Boston. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.29694.18241

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Appreciating the non-human landscape? Urban residents’ willingness to coexist with animals and plants in Australia and Japan. Japan Geoscience Union Meeting, 2016, Makuhari. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1004.2488

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Informal greenspace as green infrastructure? Potential, challenges and future directions. American Geographers Annual Meeting, 2016, San Francisco. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1470.2481/1

Aoki, Y., Rupprecht, C. D. D., Takayama, N A trend of psychological landscape evaluation from view point of survey papers. Japan Geoscience Union, 2015, Makuhari.

Rupprecht, C. D. D., Byrne, J., Lo, A. Y. Remembering vacant lots: how residents used informal urban greenspace as children and teenagers in Japan and Australia. Japan Geoscience Union, 2015, Makuhari. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.2642.7042

Rupprecht, C. D. D., Byrne J. A. It’s real, not fake like a park: Informal greenspace as anti-gentrification strategy. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 2015, Chicago. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1508.7204

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Exploring reasons for residents’ use and appreciation of informal urban greenspace in Brisbane and Sapporo. Japan Geoscience Union, 2014, Yokohama. DOI:10.13140/2.1.1921.9203

【Poster Presentation】

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Cross-cultural culinary mapping — How locals and tourists navigate the foodscape of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Japan Geoscience Union Meeting, 2017.05.24, Makuhari Messe.

Aoki, Y., Rupprecht, C. D. D., Kumagai, K. Recreation research trends of MMV, 2002-2012. 7th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas, 2014, Tallinn.

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Applying residents' views of informal greenspace to urban green design. 5th Research Meeting, Road Ecology Research Society of Japan, 2018.06.09-2018.06.09, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

Rupprecht, C. D. D. From residents' view of nature to more-than-human urban planning. Japanese Institute for Landscape Architecture, mini-forum Ecological Design of Urban Landscapes (pannelist), 2018.05.26-2018.05.27, Kyoto University. (in Japanese)

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Residents’ appreciation and management preferences of informal green space across four major Japanese shrinking cities. Japan Geoscience Union Annual Meetin 2018, 2018.05.20-2018.05.24, Makuhari Messe.

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Plans and chance encounters: lessons from exploring gaps and liminal zones. Fieldnet Lounge Seminar: Grassroots spaces of food and agriculture created by local residents — How to find them, how to study them?, 2018.01.20-2018.01.20, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Mapping agricultural land use change in Kyoto City (Japan) from 2007 to 2017. Mapping Urban Agriculture: Rethinking the power of maps for navigating transdisciplinary research on sustainability, 2017.11.22-2017.11.22, RIHN, Kyoto.

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Biocultural cityscapes: Towards urban landscape stewardship. Food, Agriculture and Human Impacts on the Environment: Japan, Asia and Beyond;RIHN/UCB International Workshop, 2017.11.06-2017.11.07, Berkeley, CA. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.19426.22721

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Informal green space and urban agriculture: in search of what the maps hide. Putting urban green space and agriculture to work: an international view, 2017.01.20-2017.01.20, Tokyo University, Yayoi Annex Hall. (in Japanese)

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Depopulation in East Asia: An Opportunity to Rethink Long-Term Human-Nature Relationships. Culturally Mediated Environmental Issues: Ecological Connectedness in East Asia, 2016.07.30-2016.07.31, Nagoya University.

Rupprecht, C. D. D. The relationship of city and nature through the lens of food: ties between living things. Introduction to food system studies, 2016.05.27, Doshisha University. (in Japanese)

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Exploring informal urban greenspace in Brisbane and Sapporo. Urban Research Program Gold Coast Seminar Series, 2013, Gold Coast.

Rupprecht, C. D. D. Appreciation of informal urban greenspace by Japanese and Australian residents. Japan Geoscience Union, 2013, Makuhari. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1230.8085