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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.


  • 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

Key Publications

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  • Lessons Learnt - A cross-case analysis of six, real-time Smart Charging and V2X Operational Pilots in the North Sea Region, Van den Hoed, R., Van der Hoogt, J., Jablonska, B., Van Bergen, E., Prateek, R., Putrus, G., Kotter, R., Das, R., Wang, Y. 22 May 2019, 32nd Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS32)
  • Electric vehicle Carbon footprint reduction via intelligent charging strategies, Vadium, I., Das, R., Wang, Y., Putrus, G., Kotter, R. May 2019, Proceedings of 2019 8th International Conference on Modern Power Systems (MPS), Piscataway, NJ, IEEE
  • A Smart Grid Modelling Tool for Evaluating Optimal Control of Electric Vehicles, Nicoli, M., Das, R., Wang, Y., Putrus, G., Turri, R., Kotter, R. 20 Nov 2018, Proceedings - 2018 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2018, Glasgow, IEEE
  • Understanding sustainable development, Kotter, R. 2 Nov 2018, In: International Journal of Environmental Studies
  • The Planning and Architecture of Deportation, Imprisonment and Death, Kotter, R., Preston, L. Nov 2018, In: International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
  • The environment and international relations, Kotter, R. 3 Sep 2018, In: International Journal of Environmental Studies
  • Business Models for Vehicle to Grid (V2G), Kotter, R., O'Brien, G., Putrus, G., Wang, Y., Das, R., Bentley, E., Dai, X. 6 Jul 2018, The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2018
  • Cultural Festivals and political geography, Kotter, R. 1 Apr 2018
  • Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Sprinkler Programme Pilot Project Evaluation, Kotter, R., Davidson, G., Gowling, H. Mar 2018
  • SEEV4City INTERIM 'Summary of the State of the Art' report, Putrus, G., Kotter, R., Wang, Y., Das, R., O'Brien, G., Dai, X., Bentley, E., Cao, Y., Heller, R., Prateek, R., Gough, B. 3 Feb 2018


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