Professorship of Urban Design

Technische Universität München



Public launch event: Family life in transition.

22 July 2024

The ForFamily research network conducts a wide range of empirical studies on the transformation of families, with a regional focus on Bavaria. The Chair of Urban Design is working on the sub-project ‘Family Living in Community and Neighbourhood’ (FaGeNa) in cooperation with the German Youth Institute. At the public launch event, ForFamily will present the research project and enter into dialogue with the public specialist audience: What questions and suggestions do you have from your professional and life experience that should be considered in the research? What would you like to share with us?

Monday, 22 July 2024, from 16:30 - 19:00

IBZ Munich
Amalienstr. 38, 80799 Munich

Future of the (single-family)HOME

08. April 2024

No other form of housing is as popular, as hotly disputed and as successfully ignored in specialist circles as the single-family house. Founded on anachronistic family ideals, gender roles and concepts of ownership, the detached house is criticised for its massive consumption of materials, energy and space, accessibility by car and programmatic rigidity.
The seminar will address questions such as: How can the existing housing stock be adapted for more diverse lifestyles? and how can these outdated structures be rethought in the future? Those will be dealt with in groups of two.

Summersemester 2024
Questions and applications:

Arcisstraße 21, Technische Universität München

Professorship of Urban Design part of the interdisciplinary research cluster "ForFamily"


The new Bavarian research association “Family Life in Bavaria – Empirical Insights into Transformations, Resources and Negotiations (ForFamily)” started work in January 2024. The group has a four-year term and has received funding totaling 3.6 million euros from the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts.
The research cluster will study societal change and how it interacts with families. It will explore the structural frameworks surrounding families and examine the various resources to which families have recourse. Another focus will be on analyzing processes of negotiation within family settings. Special emphasis will be placed on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The interdisciplinary research project "FaGeNa" at the Professorship of Urban Design focuses on housing, urban and social research

The Subproject „Housing for Families in Community and Neighbourhoods: Practices, Resources and Socio-Ecological Transformations (FaGeNa)“ researches collaborative housing projects and neighbourhoods with a focus on families and familyextended networks. Benedikt Boucsein and Isabel Glogar will lead the project in cooperation with the German Youth Institute (DJI).

Cooperation within the research cluster

To this end, selected aspects of family life past and present will be studied in Bavaria at the University of Bamberg, the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), LMU, TUM, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Landshut University of Applied Sciences and two non-university research institutions (the German Youth Institute (DJI) and the State Institute for Family Research at the University of Bamberg). A total of ten subprojects will address sociological and cultural science disciplines.

Pressemitteiliung der LMU

Urban Design Cases Pecha Kucha

UD Fest

08. February 2024

The UD Fest PECHA KUCHA Intenational Urban Design Cases organized with the UD PhD Students gives insights to the results of the

seminar Urban Design Cases. Actors, Processes and Design Strategies in International Contexts. From Future Aspects to Challenges"

and 18 international UD Cases presented with a poster presentation of our students. Please join and participate!

Thursday, 08.02.2024, from 16:00 – 18:00


Seminarraum UD (3350)
Arcisstraße 21, Technische Universität München

Urban Design Convention

16. Januar 2024

The UD-Con allows for the students to get a feedback to their work, and spend the rest of the semester working on finalizing. Meanwhile it allows for faculty and other students to come, enjoy and join, without the stress and busy schedule of the semester-end.
Invited Guests are Florian Hertweck and Grüne Stadt der Zukunft

Tuesday, 16.01.2024, from 11:00 – 17:00
Wednesday, 17.01.2024, from 10:30 – 17:00

Studio 4120
Raum 1300 Tue, 16:30-19:00
Arcisstraße 21, Technische Universität München

Urban Tech Time: Expert Talk with Ditte Lysgaard Vind

19. December 2023

We invite you to join the lecture and discussion with circular economy and design expert Ditte Lysgaard Vind. Exploring the theme "Designing for the Circular Economy", the event provides insights into the intersection of design, circular economy, and sustainability.
Ditte Lysgaard Vind, currently based in Copenhagen, holds key positions, including Chief of Innovation and Science at BLOXHUB. She also serves as the Chair of the Danish Design Council and is a board member of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Design, and Conservation.

Tuesday, 19.12.2023, 13:15

Co-Creation Space @ TUM Venture Lab Built Environment
Thierschbau / 2. OG / Raum 2345 Arcisstraße 21 80333 Munich

Open Kunstareal – Jury

April 18 - 19. 2024

Two jury seats are still reserved for Munich citizens for the "Open Kunsareal" ideas competition! The "Open Kunstareal" competition aims to improve the quality of public spaces in the long term. International studios, collectives and individuals have been invited to take part.

If you would like to vote on the designs with an expert jury consisting of Benedikt Boucsein, Elisabeth Merk and many others, then apply here by December 7, 2023

Thursday, 07.12.2023


Die eigenen vier Wände – Schöner Wohnen im Wirtschaftswunder (1960 – 1974)

21. November 2023

Defense of Jan Engelke's phD with the title "Die eigenen vier Wände – Schöner Wohnen im Wirtschaftswunder (1960 – 1974)"
Jan Engelke investigated the architectural history of the home in the social and political context of the post-war period and thus got to the bottom of its unbroken popularity, despite a widespread loss of significance for architectural practice. The magazine "Schöner Wohnen" reflects popular architectural discourses and the everyday context of architectural production at the time - a perspective that Jan used to place the ordinary at the center of his research.

Tuesday, 21.11.2023,  von 13:00 – 14:00

UD Seminarraum 3350
Arcisstraße 21, Technische Universität München

Coffee Talk #19 Shahrzad Enderle

7. November 2023

Shahrzad Enderle is a post-doc at the University of Freiburg and co-founder of the association Bike Bridge e.V. in Freiburg, which aims to promote spatial and social mobility through cycling, especially for women with a history of flight and/or migration. With her work, Shahrzad Enderle makes an important contribution in the field of mobility research with a focus on social inclusion, feminist geography and intersectionality.

Tuesday, 14.11.2023, von 12:30 – 13:30


Meeting-ID: 651 4168 2129

Kenncode: 849492


Coffee Talk #18 Hannah Hook

26. October 2023

Hannah Hook is currently passing a fellowship at the Lehrstuhl für Siedlungsstruktur und Verkehrsplanung. She works at the Department of Geography at the University of Gent. In her research, she focuses on travel behavior and commuting. Her expertise lies in travel satisfaction and wellbeing. During her PhD, she particularly was looking into undirected travel during COVID.

Thursday, 26.10.2023,  12:30 – 13:30

UD Seminarraum 3350
Arcisstraße 21, Technische Universität München

Job Openings

We are looking for our new team members: 

Research Associate (TV-L E13, %50, 12 months of parental leave replacement) and Doctoral Researcher  (TV-L E13, %75, 48 months) - for „Familienwohnen in Gemeinschaft und Nachbarschaft: Praktiken, Ressourcen und sozial-ökologische Transformationen (FaGeNa)“.


Emergency Measures: Call For Ideas*Strategies*Proposals

The climate emergency, or more broadly the biosphere emergency, is not abstract anymore. Architecture and planning have been strongly involved in the development that led to the current situation, and mostly still are, directly or indirectly feeding the according narratives, or helping to ignore what is happening. But alternative movements are gaining traction, drawing strength from a long tradition of resistance and criticism in the discipline. These movements are very diverse, and they need to be, as the answers to the current crisis are everywhere and nowhere: everything about the way we live has to change, while it has to largely work with what is already there. We have to reinvent the new world inside of the old structures. And that includes studio teaching as well.

21.09.2023, 19:00 – 20:30

UD Professorship 3349
Meeting ID: 667 6898 8002
Passcode: UD2023

The call for ideas will last until Oct, 9th. 

See the page for more information

Urban Fest Returns for Summer 2023!

Since its launch on late 2018 Professorship of Urban Design has been exploring new formats in teaching and presentation, to create more expressive mediums for its students. Since SoSe 2022, Professorship is organizing the 'Urban Fest' to bring together the productions of the students in the finals. 

In Summer Semester 23, the third Urban Fest to date, brings together an array of work and activities together on 17-20 July 2023. Visitors are encouraged to spend time and enjoy the presentations, exhibitions and workshops. 

Urban Fest SS'23 will be held in Seminarraum 3350 and @ Studio 4120 

For program and detailed info.

Urban Design Fest WS 22-23

08-09 February 2023

Since its launch on late 2018 Professorship of Urban Design has been exploring new formats in teaching and presentation, to create more expressive mediums for its students. Since SoSe 2022, Professorship is organizing the 'Urban Fest' to bring together the productions of the students in the finals. 


In WinterSemester 2022-23, the second Urban Fest to date, brings together an array of work and activities together on 07-08 February 2023, in Immathalle. Visitors are encouraged to spend time and enjoy the presentations, exhibitions and workshops. 

Details on:


Coffee Talk #13

16. November 2022


Contribution of street trees to sustainable urban environments. This topic will be presented by Prof. Dr. Bahar Gedikli from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara in the upcoming Coffee Talk.

Ort: UD Seminarraum 3350

Mittwoch, 16.11.2022,  12:30-13:30

Arcisstraße 21, Technische Universität München

euMOVE 2022 - report release

We are happy to announce the release of the euMOVE 2022 report

16 students have traveled to Milan, Lisbon, Brussels and Paris to explore the different approaches these cities are using to try to respond to current challenges and compare the different concepts to see if they are transferable to Munich.

Special Issue on: Deep Adaptation - The Spatial Dimension

Publication of the SPOOL journal issue on "Deep Adaptation in the Spatial Disciplines" guest-edited by Daniel Zwangsleitner, Elettra Carnelli and Benedikt Boucsein

With contributions by Benedikt Boucsein, Elettra Carnelli, Elif-Simge Fettahoglu-Özgen, Mona Mahall, Flavia Alice Mameli, James Miller, Eric Nay, Uroš Pajović, Franziska Polleter, Mathilda Rosengren, Josefine Sarkez-Knudsen, Junichi Satoh, Asli Serbest, Taylor Stahle, Marie Ulber, Ana Jayone Yarza Pérez, Daniel Zwangsleitner


Urban Fest'22 - Urban Design Celebrates the Semester End @ Immathalle

The Urban Fest brings together the activities of the Chair of Urban Design in the Sommer Semester 2022 and also beyond! From 18th to 20th of July the Immathalle at TU München will be the exhibition, action and event space. Join us for Final presentations in jury and exhibition format, discussions and other exhibitions and events! 


Das Programm des Urban Fest bündelt verschiedene Aktivitäten der Professur Urban Design im SS 2022 und blickt auch über die unmittelbare Tätigkeit im Semester hinaus. Dafür wird die Immathalle der TU im Stammgelände während dreier Tage wie ein Ausstellungs- und Aktionsraum bespielt. Kernelement sind Schlusspräsentationen im Jury- und Ausstellungsformat, die von Diskussionen und anderen Ausstellungen begleitet werden.



Montag 18.07.2022

11:00- 13:00  Schlusspräsentation Seminar „Precision Landscapes“ 

13:00-14:00   Einführung „Im Speckgürtel“ BA Studio

14:00-17:30  1. Teil öffentliche Jury „Speckgürtel 2040“ BA Studio

18:30-22:00   Publication Launch ‘TOUCH’ #1

Dienstag, 19.07.2022

10:00-18:00       2. Teil öffentliche Jury „Speckgürtel 2040“ (die Städtebauprojekte des 4. Semesters werden in der Simulation einer öffentlichen Jurysitzung besprochen)

Roundtable-Diskussion „Speckgürtel 2040“ mit Studierenden und Gästen 

Mittwoch, 20.07.2022

12:00-14:00        Präsentationen / Ausstellungseröffnung Interventionsklasse

14:00-16:00        Rundgangs-Präsentation „Open Studio X“ (Die Projekte werden an Tischen präsentiert und können individuell mit den Studierenden besprochen werden)

16:00-17:00        Roundtable-Diskussion „Open Studio X“

17:00                     Ko-runde #2 Pecha Kucha – hosted by Club Loko – Fokus auf Initiativen, die sich mit konkreten Veränderungen im Stadtraum auseinandersetzen.

19:00-22:00          Closing Party! 

TOUCH - Preview Publikationsreihe

18. Juli 2022

TOUCH.01 – Kollaboratives Wohnen

Preview der Publikationsreihe TOUCH - Tactics of Urban Change mit anschließendem Apero

Ort: TUM Immathalle

Montag, 18.07.2022, 18:30 -

Coffee Talk #12

28. Juni 2022

What is Integrated Design in architecture and why is it necessary in our contemporary design context? - Dieser Frage möchte Jeannette Kuo beim kommenen Coffee Talk gemeinsam im Gespräch mit den Zuhörer:innen nachgehen.

Ort: UD Seminarraum 3350

Mittwoch, 06.07.2022, 12:00– 13:00

Arcisstraße 21, Technische Universität München

Interventionsklasse goes Architekturgalerie am Bunker



On the square of the Architekturgalerie München in the BUNKER, the Intervention Class of the Professorship for Urban Design will be guests for one week. The students are helping to design the 7th BDA Architecture Week. Daily events will take place at the Bunker. The Architekturgalerie is the host.

Vernisage "Potential of the streets" : Sonntag der 26.6. um 12 Uhr

Blumenstraße 22, 80331 München

MCube aqt auf der 7.Architekturwoche in München


As part of the opening event of the BDA's 7th Architecture Week, two young people, Karin Lohr, Karnik Gregorian, aqt, represented by Mareike Schmidt, will discuss with Prof. Dr. (Univ. Florence) Elisabeth Merk the perspectives and demands of city dwellers on the question: Who owns the city? Mathieu Wellner will be the moderator.

Samstag, 25.6.2022, 19:45 Uhr

Isartor München

Impressionen vom Aktionstag zum Thema Nachhaltige Stadt


INTERVENTION ARCISSTRASSE! - What happens when you own the street?

Collaborative interdisciplinary project by students of TUM and the Chair of Urban Design, funded by the Sustainable Living Lab through the Sustainability Office.

Kolloquium 25 Jahre Zwischenstadt III


Three generations
Prof. em. Thomas Sieverts in talk with cand. arch. Marie Düsberg, Robert Anton, Leonhard Kaiser
Moderation Prof. Andreas Garkisch

21.06.2022 - 17:30 Uhr

Meeting ID: 621 1139 2387
Passcode: 037893

aqt summerschool – 12. bis 23. September 2022


Discover two Munich neighbourhoods and explore the mobility needs of the residents. Help shape a new understanding of public space.

Information event
ZOOM-Infoveranstaltung: 20.06.22 um 17:00 Uhr
Meeting-ID: 684 3783 1382 | Kenncode: SUMMER22

Apply until 26. Juni 2022; Language: German
Weitere Infos

Arcisstraße 21, Technische Universität München

Coffee Talk 9 – Veronique Nitsch

10. Februar 2022


Coffee Talk mit Veronique Nitsch von der SWM, Partner von MCUBE AQT
Mittwoch 10.Feb.2022, 13:00 -14:00 Uhr

Online ZOOM:
Meeting-ID: 687 0384 6734
Kenncode: 045681



MA Studio “Emergency Munich III – The Political Site” 1 Aktionsplan, 4 AGs und 8 Projekte

09. Februar 2022


Abschlusspräsentation des Projektes im Masterstudio

Gastkritik: Eirini Kasioumi, Mathieu Wellner, Marlene Franck, Conor Trawinski 
Dienstag 09.Februar 2022, 13:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Online ZOOM: Online (Zoom-Meeting)
Meeting ID: 611 4213 3001
Passcode: UD2022