Dr Marcin Dąbrowski

The Governance of Polycentric Urban Regions: Responding to Climate Change Challenges in the Randstad and the Pearl River Delta

Funding period: 1 January 2013 – 31 October 2016
Type of funding: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Marcin was a USF postdoctoral research fellow in the Chair of Spatial Planning and Research at the Department of Urbanism, Delft University of Technology. His research interests spanned across regional, urban and policy studies, including such topics as multi-level governance; EU, and national, regional and urban development policies; decentralisation, regionalisation and lateralisation; and, transport policy and transnational policy transfer. Geographically, his work has tended to focus on Central and Southern European countries and more recently also on the Netherlands, China and Brazil. His current research investigates the patterns of governance in urban regions through a prism of climate change policy.

He was recently made an Assistant Professor in the same department where he conducted his USF Fellowship.


Fellowship Publications

Dąbrowski, M., Musiałkowska, I., & Polverari, L. (2018). ‘EU–China and EU–Brazil policy transfer in regional policy’, Regional Studies, 1–12. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1431389

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: 1–27. DOI: 10.1016/j.progress.2015.11.001

Marek, D., Baun, M., & Dąbrowski, M. (2017). ‘The challenge of implementing European Union environmental law in the new member states: The Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive in the Czech Republic and Poland’, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 35/6: 1117–35. DOI: 10.1177/0263774X16686071

Dąbrowski, M. (2016). ‘Pays-Bas: La Province de Hollande Septentrionale’. Bafoil F. (ed.) L’énergie éolienne en Europe. Conflits, démocratie, acceptabilité sociale, pp. 65–96. Presses de Sciences Po: Paris.

Dąbrowski, M., & Graziano, P. (2016). ‘EU Cohesion Policy and Europeanisation’. Piattoni S. & Polverari L. (eds) Handbook on Cohesion Policy in the EU, pp. 79–91. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham.

Dąbrowski, M. (2015). ‘EU Cohesion Policy’s Financial Instruments for Urban Development: Fit for Purpose?’ CritCom special feature on the current regional policy of the European Union for the 2014-2020 funding period.

Dąbrowski, M. (2015). ‘Doing More With Less? Financial Engineering Instruments For Urban Development In EU Cohesion Policy’. Korkut U., Mahendran K., Bucken-Knapp G., & Henry Cox R. (eds) Discursive Governance in Politics, Policy, and the Public Sphere, pp. 77–94. Palgrave: Basingstoke.

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. DOI: 10.1080/21681376.2014.999107

Dąbrowski, M. (2015). ‘Adaptation VS Obsolescence. Cities and the climate change challenge.’ New Life for Ageing Cities, pp. 41–2. Delft University of Technology and South China Unviersity of Technology’s Urban Systems and Environment (USE) Joint Research Centre.

Dąbrowski, M. (2014). ‘Engineering Multilevel Governance? Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas (JESSICA) and the Involvement of Private and Financial Actors in Urban Development Policy’, Regional Studies, 48/12: 1–14. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2014.914625

Dąbrowski, M. (2014). ‘EU cohesion policy, horizontal partnership and the patterns of sub-national governance: Insights from Central and Eastern Europe’, European Urban and Regional Studies, 21/4: 364–83. DOI: 10.1177/0969776413481983

Dąbrowski, M., Bachtler, J., & Bafoil, F. (2014). ‘Challenges of multi-level governance and partnership: drawing lessons from European Union cohesion policy’, European Urban and Regional Studies, 21/4: 355–63. DOI: 10.1177/0969776414533020

Dąbrowski, M., Pugalis, L., & Bentley, G. (2014). ‘Towards place-based regional and local development strategies in Central and Eastern Europe? EU cohesion policy and strategic planning capacity at the sub-national level’, Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit, 29/4–5: 378–93. DOI: 10.1177/0269094214535715

Musialkowska, I., Dąbrowski, M., & Polverari, L. (2014). ‘EU-China and EU-Brazil Policy Transfer and Learning in Regional Development Policy’, Regions Magazine, 296/1: 13–5. DOI: 10.1080/13673882.2014.11431616

Dąbrowski, M. (2013). ‘Europeanizing Sub-national Governance: Partnership in the Implementation of European Union Structural Funds in Poland’, Regional Studies, 47/8: 1363–74. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2011.628931