Christian Lüer

analyst & policy adviser

+49 (0)151 165 338 34

christian.lueer@spatialforesight.eu



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Christian Lüer is an analyst and policy adviser who joined Spatial Foresight in 2011. He focuses on cross-border and transnational cooperation as well as analysing territorial impacts of different policies and development trends at various spatial scales. A particular focus of his work lies in cross-border cooperation in German border regions and the link between transport planning and spatial development. He is well experienced in translating research outcome into evidence-informed policy advice to support the design and implementation of regional and other spatial development policies. In parallel to his consultancy activities, Christian works as an external senior lecturer at the University of Münster (since 2014). He studied in Aachen and Münster and holds a diploma in Geography.

PUBLICATIONS

Zillmer, S., Hans, S., Lüer, C. Toptsidou, M., Hsiung, C-H., Stroissnig, U. Münch, A., Le Moglie, P., Kruljac, D. (2020). EGTC monitoring report 2018-2019. European Committee of the Regions, Brussels. Download.
 

Alessandrini, M. Celotti, P. Nespeca, G., Haarich, S., Lüer, C. Zillmer, S., Dallhammer, E., Derszniak-Noirjean, M., Parsilova, M. & Tarantino, S. (2020). Assessing the need for modification of the state aid rules for the phasing-out of coal. European Committee of the Regions, Brussels. Download.

 

Zillmer, S., Lüer, C. (2019). Transnational Cooperation along Core Network Corridors: The Role of Corridor Fora. In: Scholl, B., Perić, A. & M. Niedermaier (Eds.). Spatial and Transport Infrastructure Development in Europe: Example of the Orient/East-Med Corridor, Hanover. Forschungsberichte der ARL 12, pp. 106-132. Download.

 

Holstein, F., Böhme, K. & Lüer, C. (2019) Future-oriented approaches - the case of territorial foresight. Building the next generation of research on territorial development. ESPON Scientific Report pp. 76-80. Luxembourg: ESPON EGTC. Download.

 

Schürmann, C., Lüer, C., Droste, L., Heyse, M., Buijs, W., Van den Hamsvoort, R., Van Ingen, A. (2019): Studie zur Erreichbarkeit des EUREGIO-Gebietes im Luftverkehr – Abschlussbericht. April 2019. Gronau: EUREGIO. Download.

 

Schürmann, C., Lüer, C., Droste, L., Heyse, M., Buijs, W., Van den Hamsvoort, R., Van Ingen, A. (2019): Onderzoek naar de bereikbaarheid van het EUREGIO-gebied via de lucht: eindrapportage. April 2019. Gronau: EUREGIO. Download.

 

Lüer, C., Schürmann, C., Hans, S. (2019): Studie zur Erreichbarkeit des EUREGIO-Gebiets im Luftverkehr. Anhang C – Szenarioanalyse. April 2019. Gronau: EUREGIO. Download.

 

Lüer, C., Schürmann, C., Hans, S. (2019): Onderzoek naar de bereikbaarheid van het EUREGIO-gebied in het luchtverkeer. Bijlage C - Scenarioanalyse. April 2019. Gronau: EUREGIO. Download.

 

Böhme, K., Toptsidou, M., Lüer C., Toto, R., Ciro, A., Shutina, D., (2019), The Western Balkans in the Territorial Agenda post-2020: An opportunity not to be missed. Spatial Foresight & Co-PLAN Institute for Habitat Development Brief 2019:9. Luxembourg. www.spatialforesight.eu. Download.

 

Böhme, K., Lüer, C. & Toptsidou, M. (2019). ‘Towards a European Geography of Future Perspectives: A Story of Urban Concentration’. In: Medeiros, E. (ed.) Territorial Cohesion. The Urban Dimension. Springer.

 

Zillmer, S., Hans, S., Lüer, C., Montán, A., Hsiung, C.-H., Le Moglie, P., Gnetti, V. (2018). EGTC Good Practice Booklet. European Committee of the Regions. Brussels. Download.

 

Zillmer, S., Hans, S., Lüer, C., Montán, A. (2018). EGTC monitoring report 2017. European Committee of the Regions. Brussels. Download.

 

Zillmer, S., Lüer, C., Toptsidou, M. (2017). Der EVTZ aus raumentwicklungs- und kohäsionspolitischer Sicht. In: Krzymuski, M., Kubicki, P.,

 

Ulrich, P. (ed.). Der Europäische Verbund für territoriale Zusammenarbeit. Instrument der grenzübergreifenden Zusammenarbeit nationaler öffentlicher Einrichtungen in der Europäischen Union. NOMOS, Baden-Baden, pp.447-476. The book is available at NOMOS.

 

Lüer, C., Schürmann, C., Harmsen, J., Fransen, R., Haarich, S., Holstein, F., Lebesque, L., Zillmer, S., Zwicky, A. (2017): Studien zum Interreg-Projekt EUREGIO Güterkorridor / EUREGIO Goederencorridor. Endfassung des Abschlussberichts. Gronau: EUREGIO. Download.

 

Lüer, C., Schürmann, C., Harmsen, J., Fransen, R., Haarich, S., Holstein, F., Lebesque, L., Zillmer, S., Zwicky, A. (2017): Studies betreffende het Interreg-project EUREGIO Güterkorridor / EUREGIO Goederencorridor. Definitieve versie van het eindverslag. Gronau: EUREGIO. Download.

 

Zillmer, S., Lüer, C. (2017). Experience of Groupings of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC). MORO Praxis, no. 8, BVI (ed.), Berlin. Download.

Böhme, K. & C.Lüer (2017). Assessing territorial impacts of future trends. In: E. Medeiros (Ed.), Uncovering the Territorial Dimension of European Union Cohesion Policy. Cohesion, Development, Impact Assessment and Cooperation, pp. 161-183. Abingdon Oxon and New York: Routledge.

 

Zillmer, S., Lüer, C. (2017). Erfahrungen aus Europäischen Verbünden für territoriale Zusammenarbeit (EVTZ), MORO Praxis, no. 7, BMVI (ed.), Berlin. Download.

Zillmer, S., Hans, S., Lüer, C., Montan, A., Toptsidou, M., Schuh, B., Hsiung, C., Celotti, P. & Le Moglie. P. (2017) EGTC monitoring report 2016 and impacts of Schengen area crisis on the work of EGTCs. European Committee of Regions. Download.

 

Böhme, K. & C. Lüer (2016). Europe's territorial futures between daydreams and nightmares. Europa XXI. Territorial uncertaintiy as a challenge for regional policy in Europe, 2016 No. 30. Warsaw: Institute of Gepgraphy and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, pp 5-22

 

Lüer, C. & F. Holstein (2016). Functional integration as a tool for urban areas to deliver territorial cohesion. EUROCITIES Making cities. Visions for an urban Future, pp. 74-83. Download.

 

Böhme, K. & Lüer, C. (2016). Europe’s territorial futures: between daydreams and nightmares. Ukrainian Geographical Journal, 2016(1), pp. 29–40.

 

Gløersen, E., Drăgulin, M., Haarich, S., Zillmer, S., Holstein, F., Lüer, C. & Hans, S. (2016). Services of General Interest in the Funding Period 2014-2020. European Parliament. Policy Department B: Structural and Cohesion Policies. Download.

 

Lüer, C., Böhme, K., Jæger, S., Hans, S., Madeira, N., Holstein, F., Toptsidou, M., Tulumello, S., Bina, O. & Ferrão, J. (2015). Report on territorial impact projections. Final deliverable (D7.2) of work package 7 on Territorial Governance. FLAGSHIP project, 7th Framework Programme (FP7).

 

Zillmer, S., Böhme, K. & Lüer, C. (2015). Territorial Scenarios and Visions of Europe for 2050: Proceedings of the Workshop of the incoming Luxembourg EU Presidency on 23 April 2015. Luxembourg: Luxembourg Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures on Behalf of the EU Trio Presidency

 

Zillmer, S., Lüer, C., Spiekermann, K. & Wegener, M. (2015a). Implementing the Territorial Agenda 2020. Enhancing regional potentials in the context of further developing the TEN-T (BMVI-Online-Publikation No. 07/2015). Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur. Download.

 

Zillmer, S., Lüer, C., Spiekermann, K. & Wegener, M. (2015b). Umsetzung der Territorialen Agenda 2020. Entwicklung regionaler Potenziale im Zusammenhang mit der Weiterentwicklung der TEN-V (BMVI-Online-Publikation No. 03/2015). Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur. Download.

 

Zillmer, S., Lüer, C., Toptsidou, M., Krzymuski, M., Dallhammer, E., Kintisch, M., Schuh, B., Celotti, P., Colin, A., Preku, A., Brignani, N., Waterhout, B., Zonneveld, W. & Stead, D. (2015). European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation as an Instrument for Promotion and Improvement of Territorial Cooperation in Europe. European Parliament. Policy Department B: Structural and Cohesion Policies. Download.

 

Böhme, K., Zillmer, S., Toptsidou, M., Holstein, F., Lüer, C. & Gløersen, E. (2014). A Territorial Perspective on the Europe 2020 Strategy: Contribution to European Public Consultation Process (Spatial Foresight Brief No. 4). Heisdorf: Spatial Foresight. Download.

 

Lüer, C., Toptsidou, M. & Zillmer, S. (2014). Calculating regionalised scenarios meeting Europe 2020 objectives. In ESPON (Ed.), Science in support of European Territorial Development and Cohesion (Vol. 2), , pp. 164–168. Luxembourg. Download.

 

Zillmer, S., Böhme, K., Lüer, C. & Stumm, T. (2014a). Guideline for the establishment of an EGTC for stakeholders of transnational cooperation (BMVI-Special publications). Berlin: Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur. Download.

 

Zillmer, S., Böhme, K., Lüer, C. & Stumm, T. (2014b). Leitfaden zur Gründung eines EVTZ für Akteure der transnationalen Zusammenarbeit (BMVI-Sonderpublikation). Berlin. Download.

 

Zillmer, S., Böhme, K., Lüer, C. & Stumm, T. (2014c). Przewodnik po EUWT dla pdmiotów współpracy transgranicznej (BMVI specjalne publikacji). Berlin: Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur. Download.

 

Zillmer, S., Lüer, C. & Toptsidou, M. (2014a). Transnationale Perspektiven für grünes und blaues Wachstum. Wie Kommunen und Regionen im Rahmen von INTERREG IVB nachhaltiges Wachstum fördern und marine Ressourcen nutzen können (BBSR Sonderveröffentlichungen). Bonn: Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung.

 

Zillmer, S., Lüer, C. & Toptsidou, M. (2014b). Transnational perspectives for green and blue growth. How municipalities and regions can promote sustainable growth and use marine resources in the context of INTERREG IV B (BBSR Special Publications). Bonn: Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung. Download.

 

Zillmer, S., Böhme, K., Lüer, C., Pflanz, K. & Radvánski, A. (2012). Umsetzung und Wirkungen der Strategie ‘Europa 2020’ in deutschen Regionen (BMVBS-Online-Publikation No. 24/12). Berlin: BMVBS. Download.

 

Zillmer, S., Böhme, K., Lüer, C., Sauerborn, K., Maurer, J. & Harder, V. (2012). Territorialer Zusammenhalt in der künftigen Kohäsionspolitik. Endbericht im Rahmen des Ressortforschungsprojektes „Die territoriale Dimension in der zukünftigen EU-Kohäsionspolitik“ (Forschungen No. 155). Berlin: BMVBS. Download.

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Dr Kai Böhme

partner & director of Spatial Foresight

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Dr Sabine Zillmer

partner & head of Berlin office  
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Dr Erik Gløersen

partner & head of Paris office
erik.gloersen@spatialforesight.eu

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Dr Silke N. Haarich

analyst & policy adviser
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Sandra Spule

analyst & policy adviser
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Christian Lüer

analyst & policy adviser
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Maria Toptsidou

analyst
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Dr Jean Claude Zeimet

process facilitator & policy adviser
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Frank Holstein

process facilitator
frank.holstein@spatialforesight.eu

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Sebastian Hans

analyst
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Clément Corbineau

analyst
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Flavio Besana

research assistant, PhD student
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