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Richard Kotter

Assistant Professor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

EE Richardkotter Staffprofile 255I am an Anglo-German economic and political geographer. I am interested in regional economic development in border regions, ecological modernization and environmental transformations, and urban futures.

I am also interested in rights-based approaches to disaster-risk reduction and empowerment of marginalised communities. I have a sustained level of activity in Holocaust and Genocide Education within and outside of the university, both field-based (Poland, Germany) and city-based (Newcastle HMD working group). I have a strong activist and organisational background in this field through Amnesty International as a national volunteer country co-ordinator for European issues, trainer for AIUK, and past Chair of Steering Committee of Country Co-ordinators. I am current member of Case Management Group of AIUK. I am developing research in this area examining capability building in human rights campaigning and evaluation of impact contribution and attribution, which has led to contributions to the TransEuropa festival and currently the York City of Human Rights project.

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  • Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Approaches in Higher Education to Conceiving Future Mobility and Transport Design Practice in Extreme Scenarios, Zilvetti, M., Conti, M., Brevi, F., Kotter, R. 26 Jan 2024, AMPS Proceedings Series 33.1, Architecture Media Politics Society
  • Unleashing Urban Technology Dynamics: The Interplay of AI Patents, Metropolitan Area Population, and R&D Expenditures in Sustainable Urban Development, Göçoğlu, V., Göksu, S., Kotter, R. 22 Jan 2024, In: Journal of Urban Technology
  • A Simulation Environment of Solar-Wind Powered Electric Vehicle Car Park for Reinforcement Learning and Optimization, Li, H., Dai, X., Kotter, R., Aslam, N., Cao, Y. 10 Mar 2023, Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on New Energy and Electrical Technology, Singapore, Springer
  • Challenges and Opportunities for UK Seaports Toward Future Sustainability: The UK’s North East Smart Ports Testbed Case Study, Conti, M., Zilvetti, M., Kotter, R. 30 Mar 2023, Handbook of Sustainability Science in the Future, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • Embedding an EV car club into targeted neighbourhoods: Newcastle City Council’s Net Zero Team and Strategic Transport Team collaborated with Northumbria University and CoWheels, to determine whether it was feasible to deploy an EV car club vehicle into a targeted neighbourhood in the Elswick Ward of Newcastle upon Tyne., Kotter, R., Dai, D., McLoughlin, A. 7 Jun 2023
  • New developments and environmental applications of drones: proceedings of FinDrones 2020, edited by Tarmo Lipping, Petri Linna and Nathaniel Narra, Cham, Springer International, 2022, vii+195 pp., £129.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-030-77859-0, Kotter, R. 22 Feb 2023, In: International Journal of Environmental Studies
  • Optimal Electric Vehicle Charging for Solar-Wind Powered Car Park, Ma, Y., Dai, X., Jiang, J., Kotter, R., Aslam, N. 31 Aug 2023, 2023 IEEE Smart World Congress, Piscataway, US, IEEE
  • Understanding Rare Earth Elements as Critical Raw Materials, Leal Filho, W., Kotter, R., Özuyar, P., Abubakar, I., Pires Eustachio, J., Matandirotya, N. 19 Jan 2023, In: Sustainability (Switzerland)
  • Modelling and Uncertainty Analysis of On-site Renewable Sources for Optimal EV Charging, Li, H., Dai, X., Kotter, R., Aslam, N., McLoughlin, A., Yu, J. 10 Jun 2022, International conference on CApacity building in the Renewable Energy Sector [I-CARES 2022]
  • Smoking environments in China: Challenges for tobacco control edited by Ross Barnett, Tingzhong Yang, Xiaozhao Y. Yang, Global Perspectives on Health Geography Series, Cham, Springer International, 2021, vii+353 pp., £109.99 (paperback), ISBN: 978-3-030-76142-4, Kotter, R. 18 Oct 2022, In: International Journal of Environmental Studies

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  • Invited talk: "Tyneside / The Great Northern Coalfield, Cabon Capitalism and Green Futures" 2023
  • Other: invited External Academic Panel Member for London Met Uni: NEXT Campus (Colombo, Sri Lanka) / NXT Management Training (Dubai) - Partner Review 2023
  • Oral presentation: Multi-Disciplinary Innovation Design and Advanced Practice Real-World Student-Centric Strategies in UK Higher Education Towards Sustainable Futures: A Northumbria University Reflective Case Study 2022
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: IDRiM2021 Virtual Conference (global) 2021
  • Oral presentation: North East of England Smart Ports Testbed - Challenges and Opportunities 2021
  • Invited talk: From Operational Pilot insights to SUMEPs – why and how do we need more integration of Mobility, Energy and Grid Planning? 2020
  • Invited talk: Furthering intelligent mobility through the adoption of AI in autonomous vehicles 2020
  • Visiting an external academic institution: University of Engineering and Technology Lahore 2020
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: International Working Delegation Visit to the Punjab Emergency Services & their Emergency Services Academy in Lahore by the International Emergency Team UK (IETUK, a UK charity) [by invitation as expert, and as IETUK Trustee] 2020
  • Visiting an external academic institution: KU Leuven 2018

  • Research Methods PGDip September 01 1994
  • Geography MA (Hons) September 01 1994
  • Geography BSc (Hons) September 01 1993
  • Fellow Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBS) 2003


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