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Richard Kotter

Senior Lecturer

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

EE Richardkotter Staffprofile 255I am an Anglo-German economic and political geographer. I am interested in regional economic development in border regions, ecological modernization and environmental transformations, and urban futures.

I am also interested in rights-based approaches to disaster-risk reduction and empowerment of marginalised communities. I have a sustained level of activity in Holocaust and Genocide Education within and outside of the university, both field-based (Poland, Germany) and city-based (Newcastle HMD working group). I have a strong activist and organisational background in this field through Amnesty International as a national volunteer country co-ordinator for European issues, trainer for AIUK, and past Chair of Steering Committee of Country Co-ordinators. I am current member of Case Management Group of AIUK. I am developing research in this area examining capability building in human rights campaigning and evaluation of impact contribution and attribution, which has led to contributions to the TransEuropa festival and currently the York City of Human Rights project.

Key Publications

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  • E-poster: Thinking Service Design for Improvements in Emergency Preparedness and Response: Cases from Pakistan, Kotter, R. 1 Sep 2021, 5th Global Summit of GADRI
  • Framing electric mobility for urban sustainability in a circular economy context: An overview of the literature, Leal Filho, W., Abubakar, I., Kotter, R., Grindsted, T., Balogun, A., Salvia, A., Aina, Y., Wolf, F. 12 Jul 2021, In: Sustainability
  • Furthering Intelligent Mobility Through the Adoption of AI in Autonomous Vehicles, Kotter, R., Conti, M., Zilvetti, M. 9 Jul 2021, Im|mobile lives in turbulent times: Methods and Practices of Mobilities Research
  • Independent Review of the 2021 CDP submission based on SCATTER by Newcastle City Council, Kotter, R., Dai, X., Heidrich, O., Chu, S. 28 Jul 2021
  • Meaningful Transfer: Tech-knowlogical interdependencies in the digital built environment, Muldoon-Smith, K., Moreton, L., Kotter, R. 31 Aug 2021, In: Frontiers in Sustainable Cities
  • Micro Market based Optimisation Framework for Decentralised Management of Distributed Flexibility Assets, Paladin, A., Das, R., Wang, Y., Ali, Z., Kotter, R., Putrus, G., Turri, R. 1 Jan 2021, In: Renewable Energy
  • On Beneficial Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Services, Bentley, E., Putrus, G., Lacey, G., Kotter, R., Wang, Y., Das, R., Ali, Z., Warmerdam, J. 16 Jun 2021, Proceedings of 2021 9th International Conference on Modern Power Systems, MPS 2021, Piscataway, IEEE
  • Reflecting on the pedagogic benefits of an assessed class-room based professional complex emergency simulation: Responding to fire and other hazards in an industrial urban setting under pressure, Griffiths, S., Kotter, R. 22 Sep 2021, NEEDS 2021: Imagining Futures: Interstices and the Immateriality of Disasters
  • Thinking Service Design for Improvements in Emergency Preparedness and Response: Cases from Pakistan (Lahore, Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, AJK) and the International Emergency Team UK, Kotter, R. 4 Mar 2021
  • Business Models for SEEV4-City Operational Pilots: From a generic SEEV4-City business model towards improved specific OP business models, Kotter, R., Putrus, G., Wang, Y., Das, R., Bentley, E., O'Brien, G., Dai, X., Marzband, M. 18 Aug 2020

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: IDRiM2021 Virtual Conference (global) 2021
  • Oral presentation: North East of England Smart Ports Testbed - Challenges and Opportunities 2021
  • Invited talk: From Operational Pilot insights to SUMEPs – why and how do we need more integration of Mobility, Energy and Grid Planning? 2020
  • Invited talk: Furthering intelligent mobility through the adoption of AI in autonomous vehicles 2020
  • Visiting an external academic institution: University of Engineering and Technology Lahore 2020
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: International Working Delegation Visit to the Punjab Emergency Services & their Emergency Services Academy in Lahore by the International Emergency Team UK (IETUK, a UK charity) [by invitation as expert, and as IETUK Trustee] 2020
  • Visiting an external academic institution: KU Leuven 2018
  • Other: Northumbria PI for EU Interreg Project "NSR E-mobility network" 2011

Qualifications

  • Research Methods PGDip September 01 1994
  • Geography MA (Hons) September 01 1994
  • Geography BSc (Hons) September 01 1993
  • Fellow Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBS) 2003


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