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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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  • Business Models for SEEV4-City Operational Pilots, Kotter, R., Putrus, G., Wang, Y., Das, R., Bentley, E., O'Brien, G., Dai, X., Marzband, M. 18 Aug 2020
  • Economic evaluation of photovoltaic and energy storage technologies for future domestic energy systems – A case study of the UK, Wang, Y., Das, R., Putrus, G., Kotter, R. 15 Jul 2020, In: Energy
  • Final report - Leicester City Hall Operational Pilot, Bentley, E., Putrus, G., Kotter, R., Marzband, M., Wang, Y., Das, R., Dai, X., Randall, C., Rimmer, C., Van der Hoogt, J. 11 Sep 2020
  • Final report - Oslo Operational Pilot, Dai, X., Kotter, R., Putrus, G., Wang, Y., Das, R., Bentley, E., Marzband, M., Van der Hoogt, J. 29 Jul 2020
  • 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 Oct 2020, In: Renewable Energy
  • Multi-Objective Techno-Economic-Environmental Optimisation of Electric Vehicle for Energy Services, Das, R., Wang, Y., Putrus, G., Kotter, R., Marzband, M., Herteleer, B., Warmerdam, J. 1 Jan 2020, In: Applied Energy
  • SEEV4-City approach to KPI Methodology, Van der Hoogt, J., Van Bergen, E., Warmerdam, J., Kotter, R., Putrus, G., Bentley, E., Dai, X., Wang, Y., Das, R., Herteleer, B., Rimmer, C. Jul 2020
  • SEEV4-City Policy Recommendations, Asanova, S., Ribeiro, C., Kotter, R., Putrus, G., Dong, J. 2020
  • SEEV4-City Policy Recommendations and Roadmap, Kotter, R., Herteleer, B., Asanova, S., Van den Hoed, R., Dong, J., Putrus, G., O'Brien, G., Jablonska, B. 24 Aug 2020
  • State-of-the-Art Assessment of Smart Charging and Vehicle 2 Grid services, Putrus, G., Kotter, R., Wang, Y., Das, R., Bentley, E., Dai, X., O'Brien, G., Heller, R., Prateek, R., Gough , R., Herteleer, B. 11 Jul 2020


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