Focus points

All activities at the professorship are oriented towards two intertwined fundamental questions: justice as the most important goal of modern of modern urban planning, and the climate and biosphere emergency as currently the most urgent global challenges. We research and teach from the spatial, process-oriented perspective of urban design. This perspective can contribute to the understanding of urban phenomena and to point out unexpected, ideally disruptive and innovative directions of development, especially in inter- and transdisciplinary alliances. The transition to design questions is fluent because the phenomena we research and teach have a spatial impact and are thus also relevant to for design tasks. 

At the professorship, we have five focal points, which are of importance both in research as well as in teaching for our basic competences, interests and starting points: