M.Sc. Benjamin Kraff


work +49 6151 16-21962

Work L5|01 145
Franziska-Braun-Straße 7
64287 Darmstadt

Appointments by e-mail

  • Climate change and sustainable urban development
  • Regional innovation systems (RIS)
  • Critical infrastructures (KRITIS)
  • Resource efficient quarters (BMBF-research project RessStadtQuartier)
  • 2019/04 – today Ressourceneffiziente Stadtquartiere (BMBF-Projekt RessStadtQuartier)
  • 2021/07 – 2022/01 Expertise report: Risk analysis of transport infrastructures in relation to climate impacts (contract research Hessen Mobil)
  • 2022/04 – today Expertise report: Basis for a Hessian priority program climate adjustments on state roads (contract research Hessen Mobil)

I co-supervise the following courses and teaching assignments in the fields of Spatial and Infrastructure Planning as well as Land Management:

  • Umweltplanung
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Interdisziplinäres Entwicklungsprojekt für Infrastrukturlösungen
  • Projekt Infrastruktur
  • Economics of Infrastructure (at Vietnamese-German University)

I offer and supervise topics connected to my fields of research. Own ideas are welcome and can be developed in a first meeting.

since 2019 Research, Land Management, TU Darmstadt
2019 Research assistant, IKGIS e.V.
2016-2018 Project manager & constructional consultant, Drees & Sommer, Frankfurt
2012-2016 Research assistant, Chair of Spatial and Infrastructure Planning, TU Darmstadt
2011-2019 Business Administration & Civil Engineering Degree, TU Darmstadt & Aalto University
2011 Community service

Linke, H.-J., Ritter, L., Bourgoin, A., Kraff & Salemons, F. (2022): Gefährdungsanalyse von Verkehrsinfrastrukturen gegenüber Klimaauswirkungen. Research report commissioned by Hessen Mobil.

Bourgoin, Audrey; Kraff, Benjamin D.; Mayer, Miriam (2020): Gebäudematerialkataster im Städtebau – Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Umsetzung ressourcenbezogener Zielsetzungen. In: Flächenmanagement und Bodenordnung (fub), 6/2020, S. 263-271.

Hempel, Leon; Kraff, Benjamin D.; Pelzer, Robert (2018): Dynamic Interdependencies: Problematising Criticality Assessment in the Light of Cascading Effects. In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 30, S. 257-268.

  • Kraff, Benjamin D. Kraff (2023): Development of a biotechnology campus in Mainz. Scientific moderation of a panel discussion with Apl.-Prof. Nadja Hellmann, Dr. Franziska Teubler, Jochem Kramer, Lena Heydegger and Prof. Siegfried R. Waldvogel, 04.01.2023, Scientists4Future, Mainz.
  • Kraff, Benjamin D. (2022): Analysis of the effects of urban mobility concepts on the socio-technical transformation process in major cities: A qualitative study of transforming European cities. International Conference on Sustainable Urban Development, 20.10.2022, Vietnamese-German-University, Ho-Chi-Minh-City (Vietnam).
  • Kraff, Benjamin D.; Bourgoin, Audrey (2022): Results of the risk analysis of transport infrastructures in relation to climate impacts (contract research Hessen Mobil). VSVI seminar, climate change and transport infrastructure, March 23, 2022, Association of Road and Transport Engineers Hessen e.V., Wiesbaden
  • Kraff, Benjamin D. (2021): Sustainable Urban Development. Panel discussion with Prof. Martin Hundhausen (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chairman of Solar Energy Erlangen e.V. & City Council member in Erlangen), Climate List Erlangen, January 27th, 2021. In: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKjtFPVC_Wb/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link.
  • Kraff, Benjamin D. (2020): Climate protection on communal level. Discussion with Tabea Rößner (Alliance 90/The Greens), Manuela Matz (Economic affairs officer of the city Mainz) and Dr. Ruper Röder (Verkehrsclub Deutschland), Public Climate School 2020, 27.05.2020, StudentsForFuture, Mainz. In: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i45UPbQKug&t=4806s.
  • Kraff, Benjamin D. (2020): Kritische Infrastrukturen. Presentation, 24th KGIS-Workshop, 04.03.2020, Institut für kommunale Geoinformationssysteme, Münster (Hessen).