Habitat Unit

Senior Researcher

Adrian Ray Hodgson


Room A 409 
T + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21830 


Curriculum Vitae

Adrian Hodgson has been an urban and environmental planning practitioner since 1999, with a professional and academic history focused on improving the liveability of less advantaged urban areas in lower-income countries. He currently works at the Habitat Unit of TU Berlin on “application, solution and user-oriented research” for the PolyUrbanWaters Project, Southeast Asia. His background includes numerous years of advisory on WASH/ FSM and urban planning assignments in Africa, SE Asia, and Latin America regions; several years in Malawi at the Zomba City Council as an Urban Planning and Development Advisor for GIZ, with a focus on “grass-roots” and participatory planning processes; research with UN-HABITAT in Kenya into slum upgrading approaches applied around the globe; as well as four major citywide infrastructure rollouts in capital Australian cities.


1994 - 1997

Bachelor Honours, Community and Regional Planning,University of Melbourne 

Grade: 1st Class Honours


2007 - 2009

Masters Degree, International Urban and Environmental Management, RMIT University

Grade: Highest Distinction