About me

I am an urban planner and urban designer, with passion for research, cycling, basketball, photography, breakfasts and being curious.

EDUCATION

After my undergraduate studies in Urban Planning in Germany (BTU Cottbus) and the Netherlands (TU Delft) an Urban Studies at the Bauhaus-University Weimar. I subsequently obtained a M.Res. Inter-disciplinary  Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, where I primarily focused on the mutual relation between urban design and behaviour. In my thesis, I linked behaviour change theory and urban design by synthesising frameworks from psychology, physical activity policy and urban design.

WORK EXPERIENCE

During my studies, I worked for MLA+ in Rotterdam and as a student / research assistant at different departments at BTU Cottbus. Since 2017, I work as an urban planner at UmbauStadt, a planning consultancy that is specialised in informal planning concepts and develop strategies.

From 2018 on, I am lecturing on urban planning and development at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus.

Skillset

MS Windows | CAD: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Vectorworks | Adobe CS (AI, PS, ID, LR) | Model crafting | Photography | R-Studio, GIS | Languages: German (mother tounge), English (fluent), Dutch (basic), Russian (very basic!)