Dr. M.M. (Marcin) Dabrowski



I am an Assistant Professor at the Chair of Spatial Planning and Research at the Department of Urbanism. My academic interests span across regional, urban and policy studies and include such topics as regional and urban development policies, urban climate change adaptation, waste management and circular economy, energy transition, (multi-level) governance or international policy transfer.

I graduated from Sciences Po in Paris and completed my PhD at the University of the West of Scotland.  I worked as a researcher at the European Policies Research Centre (University of Strathclyde) and at the University of Vienna. I am actively involved in the activities of the Regional Studies Association (RSA), among others by coordinating the RSA Research Network on EU Cohesion Policy and acting as an editor or one of the RSA's journals - Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS).      

Individual grants and awards: Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, RSA Early Career Grant, Urban Knowledge Network Asia grant, RSA Early Career Excellence Award.

Project funding: H2020 COHESIFY, H2020 REPAiR, ESPON COMPASS.


  • Regional and urban development  
  • Sub-national government and multi-level governance
  • EU cohesion policy  
  • Urban climate change adaptation
  • The nexus between spatial planning and flood risk management in cities
  • Social acceptance issues in energy transition
  • Waste management and circular economy 
  • Knowledge transfer and policy mobility


  • 2016-2018: ESPON COMPASS;
  • 2016-2018: Horizon 2020 COHESIFY;
  • 2016-2019: Horizon 2020 REPAiR;
  • 2013-2016: The governance of polycentric urban regions: responding to climate change challenges in the Randstad and the Pearl River Delta (project funded with the Urban Studies Foundation’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship scheme);
  • 2013-2015: Governance and spatial dimensions of the energy transition in Europe (collaboration with CERI / Sciences Po Paris, funded by IDEX / Agence Nationale de Recherche grant).

Geselecteerde publicaties

Dąbrowski, M. (forthcoming, 2018) Boundary Spanning for Governance of Climate Change Adaptation in Cities: Insights from a Dutch Urban Region, Environment and Planning C: Politics & Space. (published online ahead of print) Download

Baun, M., Marek, D., Dąbrowski, M. (2017) The challenge of implementing EU environmental law in the new member states: The Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive in the Czech Republic and Poland. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy (published online ahead of print). Download

Dąbrowski, M., Graziano, P. R. (2016) ‘EU Cohesion Policy and Europeanisation’, in S. Piattoni, L. Polverari, Handbook on Cohesion Policy in the EU, Cheltenham / Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, pp. 79-91 More info

Francesch-Huidobro, M., Dąbrowski, M., Tai, Y.,  Chan, F.,  Stead, D. (2016) Governance challenges of flood-prone delta cities: Integrating flood risk management and climate change in spatial planning. Progress in Planning, published online ahead of print: Download

Dąbrowski, M. (2015) ''Doing more with less’ or ‘doing less with less’? Assessing EU cohesion policy’s financial instruments for urban development', Regional Studies, Regional Science, 2(1), 73-96. Download


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2017 - Regional Strategies & Territorial Governance
2016 - Regional Strategies & Territorial Governance
2015 - Procesmanagement
2018 - Regional Strategies & Territorial Governance
2018 - Regional Strategies & Territorial Governance