Porträt Tummers

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in der Abteilung Planungs- und Architektursoziologie


Institut für Geschichte und Theorie
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Telefon: 0511-7625531 /2226
E-Mail: tummers(at)igt-arch.uni-hannover.de


  • Director of Tussen Ruimte, consulting engineers & participative design, founded 1999
  • Founding member of Collaborative Regional Research and Innovation Agency CORRINA, 2017
  • Part-time tutor-researcher at the Department Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and the Build Environment, TU Delft (since 2006)
  • University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) certificate obtained January 2015 at TU Delft
  • Short scientific missions at Manchester University (2017) Universitat Bodenkultur Vienna (2015); Brunel Technical University London (2014); Leibniz Universitaet Hannover (2013)
  • April 2011 to March 2012 Le Studium Centre for Advanced Studies research fellow at Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Tours (Fr)
  • October 2009 to October 2010 Maria Goeppert Mayer visiting professor at Faculty of Architecture and landscape, Leibnitz University Hannover
  • Energiewandel und Selbstverwaltung: Energie-COPs & Wohnungsbauinitiativen
  • Ingenieurwesen/nachhaltiger Wohnungsbau, insbesondere: Instandsetzung, Integration erneuerbarer Energien, Wasserrecycling; bio-based material and construction
  • Spatial consequences of energy transition, Gender Mainstreaming in spatial development urban design
  • Gendered perspectives in Science, Technology, and Environment (GenderSTE).
  • Tummers, L. (September 2019): Thematic Issue of Built Environment "Collaborative Housing: Resident and Professional Roles" Co-edited with Dr. Jasmine Palmer
  • Tummers, L. and MacGregor, Sherilyn (2019): Beyond wishful thinking: a FPE perspective on commoning, care, and the promise of co-housing International Journal of the Commons, 13(1), pp.62-83. zur Onlineveröffentlichung
  • Tummers, L with Denèfle, Sylvette and Wankiewicz, Heindrun (2019): Gender mainstreaming and spatial development: contradictions and challenges. In: Ziibell, Barbara with Damyanovic, Doris and Strum, Ulrike (2019): Gendered Approaches to Spatial Development in Europe, London & New York: Routledge.
  • Tummers, L. (2017) "Co-housing: a double shift in roles?" Chapter 14 in: Buckingham S and Le Masson V (eds), Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations, London & New York: Routledge.
  • Baliga, N. and Tummers, L. (2016) "Better half of Bangalore. Improving urban conditions for female white and blue collar workers". TRIA. Rivista internazionale di cultura urbanistica, pp.147-164. doi.org/10.6092/2281-4574/3975
  • Tummers, L. (2016; online May 2015), "The Re-Emergence of Self-Managed Co-Housing in Europe A Critical Review of Co-Housing Research." Urban Studies (53)10 pp. 2023-2040 DOI:10.1177/0042098015586696
  • Tummers, L. (ed.) (2015) The re-emergence of co-housing in Europe. London/New York: Routledge ISBN 978-1-138-96125-8
  • Tummers, L. (2015) "Selbstverwaltete Gemeinschaftswohnprojekte in den Niederlanden: von der 'alternativen Wohngemeinschaft' zu 'urban policies'" (Self-Managed Co-Housing in the Netherlands: From 'alternative Community' to 'urban policy). In: Wohnbund (ed) Europa: Gemeinsam Wohnen/ Europe: Co-operative Housing, Berlin: Jovis Verlag GmbH pp44-53. (pp42-51)
  • Tummers, L. (2013) "Gendered Perspectives on Spatial Planning and Housing in the Netherlands." in: Sanchez de Madariaga and Marion Roberts (eds) Fair Shared Cities. The Impact of Gender Planning in Europe. London and New York: Ashgate, pp107-131.
  • Tummers L and Niescken J (2012) "A different Way to Practise? Deutsche (Landschafts-) ArchitektInnen im internationalen Vergleich - A Transdisciplinary Education Project." Second edition of Weiter Denken, Schriftenreihe gender_archland, Hannover: LUH. Available from: www.gender-archland.uni-hannover.de/746.html.
  • Tummers, L (2012). "Empowerment by Visualization: Experiences from Barcelona." Chapter 9 in: Buffery, Helena and Carlota Caulfield (eds): Barcelona: Visual Culture, Space and Power, Cardiff: University of Wales Press
  • Tummers, L. and B. Zibell (2012): "What Can Planners Do for the Connected City? A Gendered Reading of the New Charter of Athens." Built Environment (38)4 pp.524-39. DOI: doi.org/10.2148/benv.38.4.524
  • Tummers, L. (2010): To the heart of planning: is the hardware of spatial planning open to feminist alternatives? in: Ernst, Waltraut (Hrsg) Geschlecht Und Innovation. Gender-Mainstreaming Im Techno-Wissenschaftsbetrieb, Internationale Frauen- Und Genderforschung in Niedersachsen Reihe Focus Gender. LIT Verlag, Berlin-Münster-Wien-Zürich-London, pp. 117-136 .
  • Analysing and overcoming the tension between strategy and objective in gender-aware planning: towards feminist urbanism. For publication of ARL international working group on gender and spatial development (2014- 2017) www.arl-net.de/de/projekte/gender-spatial-development-%E2%80%93-perspectives-similarities-and-differences
  • Commoning engineering: shared energy and water systems in collaborative housing (publication in progress; funding applications for post-doc position)
  • Beyond wishful thinking: 'co-housing practices, gender and climate change' research and publication for 'gender' issue of the International Journal for the Study of the Commons; together with Dr Sherilyn MacGregor, Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester (UK)
  • The relevance of the Dutch 'Women Building and Housing' movement in the 1990s: a contextualised history housing (funding application in progress) follow up oft he state oft he art women in the building industry research (2005-2006)
  • Founder of the European network of Collaborative Housing Researchers, as Scientific director responsible for the first European Conference on Co-housing Research, March 11-14, 2012 at Town Hall in Tours (Fr). The network was adopted in 2016 by ENHR.
  • Co-convenor of the European WG Gender & Co-housing Research (initiated 2017).
  • Member of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC)
  • Participant in BauHow5 Erasmus Strategic Partnership 2017-2020; WG Gender & DIversity,to improve gender in architectural education (http://www.bauhow5.eu/)
  • Member of UN Habitat Gender HUB (for interaction between academia and professionals).