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Dr. Valerie Viehoff

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Geographisches Institut

Universität Bonn
Meckenheimer Allee 166
53115 Bonn

Raum: Meckenheimer  Allee 176, 1. Stock, Raum 1.017

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  • Urban Political Ecology
  • Legacies of Mega-Events and Urban Regeneration
  • Historical Geography
  • Post-Colonial Geographies
  • Theories of Comparative Research
  • Urban Nature(s)
  • Sustainability and Environmental Justice


Current project Focas:




Poynter, G. and V. Viehoff (eds.)(2015, in print): Mega-event Cities: Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events. Farnham: Ashgate (Design and the Built Environment Series, ISBN 978-1-4724-4017-4)

Viehoff, V. (2015, in print): Creating Sustainable Urban Legacies? A comparative study of Munich 1972 and London 2012. In: Viehoff, V. and Poynter, G. (eds.): Mega-event Cities: Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events. Farnham: Ashgate

Viehoff, V., G. Poynter and Y. Li (eds.)(2015, in print): The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City. London: Routledge

Viehoff, V. (2015, in print): A London Model? In: V. Viehoff, G. Poynter and Y. Li (eds.): The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City. London: Routledge

Viehoff, V. (2015, forthcoming): Das Erbe der Spiele: East London post-2012. In: Zehner, K. and V. Sehlbach (eds.): Lehrbuch London/London Reader. Berlin: Transcript Verlag

Viehoff, V. and A. Follmann (2014): A green garden on red clay: Creating a new urban common as a form of political gardening in Cologne, Germany. Local Environment. The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability (DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2014.894966, published online April 2014)

Viehoff, V. and B. Braun (2012): London 2012 – Olympische Spiele als nachhaltiger Impulsgeber für die Stadterneuerung? Geographische Rundschau (6), p. 4-11

Viehoff, V. (2011): Mythos Tanger? Zur Konstruktion der Cinematic City Tanger im internationalen Spielfilm, in: Kretschmar, J., M. Schubert and S. Stoppe (eds.): Medienorte. Mise-en-scènes in alten und neuen Medien, p. 51-74

Viehoff, V. (2006): Tangers langer Weg zu einer modernen Wasserversorgung, in: Frank, S. and Gandy, M. (eds.): Hydropolis. Wasser und die Stadt der Moderne, p. 319-342

Presentations and Invited Lectures

Drugs, Spies and Prostitution: The Representation of Tangier in Film as part of a session on Cities in/and Film. The Art of Comparison. 6th Conference of the European Research Network for the Sociology of the Arts’, Rotterdam, Netherlands, November 2004:

Tangier’s struggle for water – The Creation of a modern water supply system in Tangier, Morocco as part of a session by the Historical Geography Research Group, Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, London, UK, August 2007

Water in Tangier. The long and rocky road to a modern water supply system as part of the session ‘The Socioecological Nature of Water’. Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, USA, April 2008

Engineering Modernity in Tangier, Morocco. Lunchtime Seminar Series of the Department of Geography at UCL, London, UK, October 2008

Invitation aux géographes francophones au Congress International de Géographie  à Cologne en 2012. Festival International de Geographie, Saint-Die des Vosges, October 2010

From Sydney 2000 to London 201, from rowing to research. The Olympic Games Series, Bonner Ruder-Verein, Bonn, Germany, March 2012

Contested nature - negotiating nature in the context of the international city of Tangier (Morocco) as part of the Session ‘C08.20-06: Society and Environment; Conceptions and Representations of Nature(s) in the History of Geography’. International Geographical Congress (IGC) of the IGU, Cologne, Germany, August 2012

Sustainable urban legacies? A comparative study of the post-Games plans at the Olympic Games in Munich 1972 and London 2012 in a session on ‘Sustainability and mega-event legacies’. International Conference on Olympic Legacies, UEL, London, UK, September 2013

Similar concepts in different times? The Olympic Park and the Olympic Village in Munich 1972 and London 2012. International Studies Centre of the IOC, Lausanne, Switzerland, April 2013

Planning for sustainable legacies: A comparative study of Munich 1972 and London 2012 as part of the session ‘Mega Event Planning; Urban Impacts and Legacies’. Regional Conference of the IGU, Krakow, Poland, August 2014

Contested nature? The implementation of Tangier’s modern water supply from an Urban Political Ecology perspective. Social Water Studies in the MENA Region, Amman, Jordan, September 2014

Infrastructure and civil society: The urban water supply system of Tangier, Morocco. Annual Conference of the Urban Geography Research Group: Critical Geographies of Urban Infrastructure, November 2014



Curiculum Vitae


Since January 2015: Research Associate at the University of Bonn, working on the cross-European project ‘Food, Convenience and Sustainability’ (FOCAS)

2012-2014: Research Fellow at London East Research Institute, University of East London

2010-2012: Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Cologne

2009-2010: Lecturer at University College London

2009: Completed PhD in Geography at University College London