Stephan Hauser is a PhD candidate at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture in the Chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning. His research focuses on the impact of oil companies on the development of port cities and on the creation and application of regulations linked to spatial planning, and the protection of health and the environment. The case studies are mainly in Northwest Europe, like Dunkirk and Rotterdam, to assess the influence of European regulations and developments.

Coming from a legal background and passing through some medical studies, he merged in his publications and his research many disciplines such as history, urban planning, environment, laws and health. This fascination for multi-disciplinary approaches also derived from an internship at the European Council of Town Planners, which led him to pursue a PhD on the complex relation between oil flows and the European legal frameworks that emerged in response to and in preparation for oil-related spaces and environments.

research interest

  • European Legal System
  • Petroleum History
  • Urban Planning

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PhD candidate, Faculty of Architecture in the Chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning, Delft University of Technology


Master 2 (M2), Droit de l'urbanisme et de l'environnement, Université du Droit et de la Santé (Lille II)
Master 2 (M2), Droit, University of Lille 1 Sciences and Technology


Architecture and the Built Environment

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