Koenraad Danneels

Koenraad Danneels is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the theory and history of ecological urbanism and spatial planning at the KULeuven, and is educated as a historian and urban planner (Ghent University 2014, 2016). His research is positioned at the nexus of the history and theory of urbanism, landscape architecture, biology and ecology. In his PhD research (University of Antwerp and KULeuven, 2021), he explored the complex translation of ideas from the ecological sciences to urbanism in Belgium through various case studies spanning the twentieth century, focusing on discourses, networks and designs. In his postdoctoral research, he includes the study of grassroots movements and activists in the elaboration of different forms of ecological urban design. Throughout his academic career, Danneels is committed to develop a socio-ecological vision of urban planning and urbanization processes, using frameworks derived from Urban Political Ecology, Ecological Urbanism, Science and Technology Studies, and Environmental History. He published his research in Journal of Landscape Architecture, OASE journal of architecture, SPOOL, AGORA journal for socio-spatial questions, and more.


  • Ecological Urbanism
  • Environmental History
  • History of the Present
  • History of Urbanism
  • Urban History
  • Urban Political Ecology