Research Output per year
Christine Richter is Assistant Professor in organizing land information at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management.
She studied geography and anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and continued her studies at the Department of Geography at the University of Denver, U.S.A. where she received BA and MA degrees. Christine worked as cartographer and geographic information systems analyst in government agencies and in private industry in Denver. She received her PhD from the University of Twente in 2014; and worked as a lecturer and researcher in the Governance and Inclusive Development group at the Department of Human Geography, Planning, and International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam from 2013 until 2016.
Currently Christine teaches courses in ITC's land administration program, social science research methodology and introductory GIS courses. Her previous activities in teaching, coordination and undergraduate/graduate thesis supervision focused on mixed methodology, spatial analyses, and urban social geography.
Christine’s research explores processes of digitalization and datafication in urban and land governance drawing on insights from science and technology studies, especially infrastructure and classification theory; literature in critical (smart) urbanism; and history and social studies of cartography and GIScience.
Along these lines she studied the practices of mapping slums in government programs, property database development and the deployment of sensor technologies in the water supply in Indian cities; citizen perceptions on smart city developments in the Netherlands; and initiatives to use mobile geo-technologies in land rights documentation and registration in different geographic regions.
Past project involvement as researcher:
“Using spatial information infrastructure in urban governance networks to tackle deprivations” (NWO-Integrated research program)
“Developing participatory ‘spatial’ knowledge models in metropolitan governance networks” within the Chance2Sustain research project (http://www.chance2sustain.eu/4.0.html)
“From data subjects to data producers: negotiating the role of the public in urban geo-information data” (NWO; KIP; Maps4Society)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › Academic
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › Professional
Exploring the “implementation gap” in land registration: How it happens that Ghana’s official registry contains mainly leaseholdsAbubakari, Z., Richter, C. & Zevenbergen, J., 21 Jul 2018, In : Land use policy. 78, p. 539-554 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other › Other research output
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › Academic
Award for Excellence of Scholarship by the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers
Christine Richter (Recipient), 2002
Prize: Honorary award