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Technische Universität Berlin
Faculty for Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems
Institute of Land and Sea Transport Systems
Head of Chair of Integrated Transport Planning

Scientific vita

  • 1986 – 1994 Freelancer in several Landscape Planning and Architect’s Office in Berlin and  Hamburg: Regional Planning, Settlement Development, Competitions, Monument Conservation, Execution of Construction and Technical Detailing, Road and Free Space Redevelopment
  • 1992 Diploma in Landscape Management at the Technische Universität Berlin
  • 1992 – 09/1997 Research Assistant in Seminar for Transport Systems in the Faculty of Transport Systems and Applied Mechanics at the Technische Universität Berlin
  • 1997 – 1999 Structure of the Planning Office MLF, Berlin: Member in Jury of Competitions, Settlement Development
  • 2001 Graduation (PhD) at Faculty “Transport Systems and Applied Mechanics” of Technische Universität Berlin, on topic “Mobility Strategies of ten-year Boys and Girls as Basis of Urban Transport Planning”
  • Since 10/2007 University Professor for Integrated Transport Planning at Institute of Land and Sea Transport Systems of the Technische Universität Berlin

Industrial activity

  • 11/1999 – 06/2005  
    Research Assistant in Company Research of DaimlerChrysler AG, Laboratory “Society and Technology – Futurology”, Department: Sociological Surrounding Field and Trend Research and in Laboratory “Vehicle Concepts and Man-Machine Interaction“, Department: Future Requirements at Means of Transport and –systems. Thematic Emphasis: Action pattern of defined Target Groups in Everyday Life and Leisure Traffic, Derivatives of Requirements at Traffic Planning, - products and - services, Method Development; Project Supervisor with scientific and financial Responsibility of spreading Research Projects for Selling, Pre-development and Communication of the DaimlerChrysler AG.
  • 07/2005 – 09/2007 
    Volkswagen Company Research, Manager in Department of Futurology and Trend Transfer, responsible Person for the Team surrounding Field and Society Research, Project Supervisor, derivative of Future Requirements at Means of Transport and -systems, Development and Execution of Inventions for mark-spreading Vehicle Development, Coordination and Agency of the European Research Network, Method Development, Process Management, Scenario Meta-analysis.


  • 1992 Area of Tension Landscape Planning: To History and Structure of a          heterogeneous Subject; Group of authors and Structure of Landscape Planning; Ahrend among others; Berlin, Milow: Schibri
  • 1992 - 1993 Area Size and take Place; Zurich, Dortmund
  • 1993 Regional Development; Zurich, Dortmund
  • 1994 Deceleration: renunciation of a model; Bielefeld
  • 1995 Between Demarcation and Approach; Planner and Planning Practice in the newly formed German States; Bielefeld
  • 1996 Local changes - View changes: Woman's area in the Migration; Bielefeld
  • 1992 - 1996    Responsible Editorship Member of the Series of Publications of "FREI-RÄUME"


  • 1988 - 1994 Seat on the Board of the Planner Association FOPA e.V
  • 1991 - 1996 Co-Publisher of the Technical Paper „FREI-RÄUME"
  • Since 1994 Member in Section City Sociology of the German Society for Sociology (DGS)
  • 1995 - 1998 Member of Adviser for woman-specific Interests of Senate Administraion for Building, Living and Transport in Berlin
  • Since 1998 Member in Professional Association of City-, Regional and Federal State Planning (SRL e.V.)
  • Since 2000 Member of Adviser of German Association of Transport Sciences (DVWG)
  • Since 2007 Founding member and board member of "The German Network of Futurologie"
  • Since 2009 Member of Commission for principle questions in FGSV
  • 2010 Jury of "Daseinsvorsorge 2030 - innovative und modern - eine Antwort auf den demografischen Wandel" Ministry of interior affairs
  • Since 2010 Member of Advisory Council of The Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development

Research Interest:

Participant Research and Mobility Routines as the Subject of Cause Study of Traffic;
Futurology and Inventions

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