CONTACT

CONTACT

Klaus Hoppe Consulting
Flaunserstraße 11
D -79102 Freiburg
Phone +49 (0)761 68 199 091
Mobile +49 (0)152 33 767 123
E-Mail info@klaushoppe-consulting.de
 
 




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PROFILE

PROFILE

“For certain you have to get lost to find a place as can’t be found. Elseways everyone would know where it was!”
Captain Hector Barbossa, in Pirates of the Caribbean, At World´s End
 

SOURCES OF INSPIRATION

I find my inspiration in two key and what at first glance appear to be entirely opposing ways. First, my curiosity and my quest for creative solutions – especially where they do not readily come to mind. Second, concentrating on what is doable in a given situation.
 

PERSONAL PROFILE

A happily married father of two children who are firmly on their way to becoming adults. I’ve played football for as long as I can remember. In my active football days, I obtained a trainer’s license and trained several youth teams. I keep fit with Nordic Walking and Beach Volleyball and have been practising Yoga for more than 30 years. I love to travel and consider myself fortunate in being able to travel with my work. I try to keep my carbon footprint low by cycling in and around Freiburg whenever I can.
 

CURRICULUM VITAE – PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Since 2014
Freelance consultant. Support services for (among others) municipal processes for sustainable urban development, Smart Cities, cooperation with the science and research community and practitioners at national and international level.
 
2001-2014
Municipal energy and urban development: Head of the Energy Department, City of Freiburg – responsibilities included integrated climate action plan, energy and urban planning, stakeholder involvement and cooperation, international city networks.
Municipal waste management: Deputy Operations Manager Waste Management, City of Freiburg (regional cooperation, waste management plan, industry planning)
 
1994-2001
Municipal waste management: Head of Waste Operations, Bad Duerkheim County (waste management planning, industry plan) Local Agenda 21 Representative, Public Relations Spokesman
 
1993
Degree in Geography, majoring in Urban, Energy and Climate Geography, University Saarbruecken, Germany
 
Further Training
Parkhouse Leader 1:1 Programme English for Business, Parkhouse Training, Wales
Group Dynamics, Juergen Kugele, Management Trainer, Berlin, Germany
Leadership Training – Employee and Conflict Management, Leadership through Target-Setting and Agreement, City of Freiburg
Project Management, Institute for Vocational Training and Project Management, Freiburg, Germany
 
A current, detailed CV is available upon request.

 

REFERENCES

REFERENCES

„My “a-ha!” moment occurred in a participatory workshop on transformation of municipal processes. In an expert-facilitated workshop, a group of strangers met over a challenge presented by one of our members, and we dove right in. We discovered that we had the world-wide diversity and experience to work together to find solutions for the Mayor of a small, economically challenged port town seeking to lead his citizens to prosperity beyond dependence on carbon-based fuel…. Start where you are, and lead collaboratively.“
Environmental and Sustainability Manager, City of Spokane, Washington
Renewable Cities Global Forum 2017, Vancouver, Canada – Workshop on Transformation Management
 

FIELDS OF WORK

 

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

“Putting the ball in the net is what counts” Football adage
 
In moderated talks and workshops, I oversee the change processes that are needed. Improved, optimised communication and cooperation to meet situational needs – both within an organisation and with project partners – lie at the forefront of these activities.
 

FOCUS TOPICS:
  • Projects involving sustainability and shaping the future (environmental/economic and structure/process)
  • Municipal waste management, energy supply and climate change management
  • Integrated urban development processes
BASIC SERVICE PORTFOLIO:
  • Clarification and definition of the task at hand and the ultimate project aim: What, why, how, who, when
  • Recognising the dynamics and interests involved
  • Design of communication, cooperation and policy structures
  • Developing mutual understanding and benefit for all involved
  • Project implementation and ongoing reflection of the agreed responsibilities, tasks and goals
CLIENT BASE:
  • International development cooperation, including Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz), government organisations, ministries
  • Cities and municipalities at national and international level. In Germany: Munich, Frankfurt, Kaiserslautern, Constance. International: Lviv in Ukraine, Madison in the US.
  • City networks for climate change action and sustainability: Climate Alliance, Energy Cities, Iclei, World Future Council, Sustainable Cities International – Vancouver
  • Institutes: Ifeu-Institut – Heidelberg, Oeko-Institut – Freiburg, Fraunhofer Society, Ecologic Institute – Washington DC, German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) – Berlin
  • Universities: TU Berlin, FU Berlin, University of Freiburg, University of Luxembourg
  • Energy agencies: eza! Energie- und Umweltzentrum Allgäu; Energieagentur Regio Freiburg
  • Energy suppliers: badenova AG – Freiburg, BC Hydro – Vancouver

 

CHALLENGES

CHALLENGES

NEW URBAN AGENDA, SMART CITIES, INDUSTRY 4.0, DIGITALISATION – buzz words that come up time after time in connection with the future of cities. But what do they mean and what role do they play in project implementation?
 

Questions such as “where are we and how did we get here?” are just as important as those we ask when looking ahead to the future: Where do we want to go and why? How can we use modern technology to get there?

 

The challenges faced by city systems and city decision-makers today call for solutions that serve the common good.
 

The inevitable contrasts and interfaces which emerge in the analogue and digital worlds need to be merged, halted or used as a counterbalance to across-the-board calls for disruption and even for creative destruction.