Dr. M.M. (Marcin) Dabrowski




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



I am an Assistant Professor at the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy at the Department of Urbanism. 

Functions: I am the PhD Mentor for the Department of Urbanism and the Research Leader of the Section of Spatial Planning & Strategy.

Focus: My academic interests span across the disciplines of spatial planning and regional and urban studies. I teach and conduct research on spatial planning systems and tools, citizen engagement, urban climate change adaptation, waste management and circular economy, energy transition, (multi-level) governance, regional and urban development policies, and international policy transfer. 

My path: I graduated from Sciences Po in Paris and completed my PhD at the University of the West of Scotland.  Before coming to Delft, I did research at the European Policies Research Centre (University of Strathclyde) and worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna. 

Community and networks: 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 of 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.

EU-funded research: H2020 COHESIFYH2020 REPAiRESPON COMPASS (and its follow up),Interreg Europe WaVEESPON Financial Instruments and Territorial Cohesion.

Personal website: www.marcindabrowski.eu

Geselecteerde publicaties

Nadin, V., Stead, D., Dąbrowski, M., Fernandez Maldonado, A.M. (2020) Integrated, adaptive and participatory spatial planning: trends across Europe, Regional Studies https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2020.1817363

Dąbrowski, M., Spaans, M., Fernandez-Maldonado, A. M., Rocco, R. (2020) Cohesion Policy and the citizens’ perceptions of the EU: the role of communication and implementation, European Planning Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2020.1805413
Muñoz Unceta, P., Hausleitner, B., Dąbrowski, M. (forthcoming), Socio-Spatial Segregation and the Spatial Structure of 'Ordinary' Activities in the Global South, Urban Planning , 5(3) http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/up.v5i3.3047

Dąbrowski, M., Varju, V., Amenta, L. (2019). Transferring Circular Economy Solutions across Differentiated Territories: Understanding and Overcoming the Barriers for Knowledge Transfer. Urban Planning, 4(3). www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/article/view/2162

Arciniegas, G., Šileryté, S., Dąbrowski, M., Wandl, A., Dukai, B., Bohnet, M., Gutsche, J. (2019) A Geodesign Decision Support Environment for Integrating Management of Resource Flows in Spatial Planning. Urban Planning, 4(3). www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/article/view/2173

Obersteg, A., Arlati, A., Acke, A., Berruti, G., Czapiewski, K., Dąbrowski, M., Heurkens, E., Mezei, C., Palestino, M. F., Varjú, V., Wójcik, M., Knieling, J. (2019) Urban Regions Shifting to Circular Economy: Understanding Challenges for New Ways of Governance. Urban Planning, 4(3). www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplanning/article/view/2158
Dąbrowski, M., & Piskorek, K. (2018). The development of strategic spatial planning in Central and Eastern Europe: between path dependence, European influence, and domestic politics.  Planning Perspectives,   Download

Chan, F. K. S., Joon, C. C., Ziegler, A. D., Dabrowski, M., & Varis, O. (2018) Towards resilient flood risk management for Asian coastal cities: lessons learned from Hong Kong and Singapore. Journal of Cleaner Production, 187(20), 576-589. Download

Dąbrowski, M., Musiałkowska, I., Polverari, L. (2018) EU–China and EU–Brazil policy transfer in regional policy, Regional Studies, 52(9), 1169-1180. Download

Dąbrowski, M. (2018) Boundary Spanning for Governance of Climate Change Adaptation in Cities: Insights from a Dutch Urban Region, Environment and Planning C: Politics & Space, 36(5), 837-855. Download

Francesch-Huidobro, M., Dąbrowski, M., Tai, Y.,  Chan, F.,  Stead, D. (2017) Governance challenges of flood-prone delta cities: Integrating flood risk management and climate change in spatial planning. Progress in Planning, 114, pp. 1-27. Download

Bekijk de publicaties in Pure
2017 - Regional Strategies & Territorial Governance
2018 - Methods of Urbanism
2016 - Regional Strategies & Territorial Governance
2015 - Procesmanagement
2018 - Regional Strategies & Territorial Governance
2019 - Methods of Urbanism
2019 - Regional Strategies & Territorial Governance
2019 - Regional Strategies & Territorial Governance
2018 - Regional Strategies & Territorial Governance
2020 - Methods of Urbanism
2020 - Regional Strategies & Territorial Governance
2020 - Regional Strategies & Territorial Governance