PD, Dr., Dipl.-Geogr.
Marco Pütz
Head of Research Group


Marco Pütz is heading the research group "Regional Economics and Development" at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL. With a background in economic geography he is working on environmental and regional governance, regional development, spatial planning, land use, and adaptation to climate change. He is also teaching and supervising master students at the University of Zurich.

Braunschweiger, D., & Pütz, M. (2021). Climate adaptation in practice: How mainstreaming strategies matter for policy integration. Environmental Policy and Governance, 31(4), 361-373. https://doi.org/10.1002/eet.1936

Kiessling, N., & Pütz, M. (2021). Assessing spatial planning outcomes - a novel framework based on conformance and governance capacities. Planning Theory & Practice, 22(3), 414-432. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2021.1925951

Pütz, M., & Brassel, R. (2021). Knowledge exchange at science-policy interfaces in the fields of spatial planning, land use and soil management: a Swiss case study. In T. Weith, T. Barkmann, N. Gaasch, S. Rogga, C. Strauß, & J. Zscheischler (Eds.), Human-environment interactions: Vol. 8. Sustainable land management in a European context. A co-design approach (pp. 165-184). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-50841-8_9

Job, H., Willi, G., Mayer, M., & Pütz, M. (2020). Open spaces in Alpine countries: analytical concepts and preservation strategies in spatial planning. Mountain Research and Development, 40(3), D1-D11. https://doi.org/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-20-00016.1

Willi, Y., Pütz, M., & Jongerden, J. (2020). Unpacking legitimacy in regional development: asymmetric justification and the functioning of regional development agencies. Territory, Politics, Governance. https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2020.1805352

Member of ARL
Member of LAG Baden-Württemberg
AK Biodiversität und nachhaltige Landnutzung in Grossschutzgebieten
AK Postwachstumsökonomien
AK Klimaangepasste Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung
AlpPlan Network

Projects involved


AlpPlan Network

Landscape, open space & environmental planning
Regional development & management
Spatial & state & regional planning