Last Name First Name Country of Origin Title of Dissertation First Supervisor Second Supervisor Current Profession Current Employer
Admission Winter semester 2015/2016        
Lengyel Janka Borbala Hungary Multiscale Urban Analysis and Modeling - Trends in the Ruhr Area, Germany Prof. Dr. J. Alexander Schmidt Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wehling    
Admission Winter semester 2014/2015        
Gaviria Gloria Columbia Temporal Urban Space Production Influencing Urban Strategic Planning and Decision-Making Processes Prof. Dr. J. Alexander Schmidt Prof. Christa Reicher (RWTH Aachen)    
David Aurelio Italy Re-Thinking Public Participation Prof. Dr. J. Alexander Schmidt Prof. Howard Davis
(University of Oregon),
Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim
Neis (University of Oregon)
Architect and
Architects (Cologne)
Roose Ilka Germany Flows of Chilean water governance. Social innovations in defiance of mistrust and fragmented institutions. Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind Scientific
University Duisburg-Essen
Admission Winter semester 2013/2014        
Lin Xioali China Chinese Cities’ Built-up Environment’s Impacts on the Accessibility Level of Mobility Alternatives - Innovation in ‘Neighborhood Typology’ Approaches Prof. Dr. Alexander Schmidt      
Budryte Paulina Lithuania Public participation during river development in Southeast Asia Prof. Dr. Martin Denecke Prof. Dr. Ute Schneider    
Pozo Ricardo Ecuador

Socio-spatial transformations in the central coast of Ecuador
by the influence of the glocalized tourism: the case of
Puerto Lopez, 1990 -2010

Prof. Dr, Hans-Werner Wehling      
Shekhar Himanshu India Spatial Impacts of Changes in Economic Framework and
Priorities in Contemporary Europe -
from Growth to Well-being.
Prof. Dr. J. Alexander Schmidt Prof. Dr, Hans-Werner
United Nations University -
for Environmental and
Human Security
 Admission Winter semester 2012/2013        
Casanova Mariella USA Social Housing as a City-Making Strategy Prof. Dr. Ing. Einhard
Institute for City
Planning and
Urban Design (ISS) UDE
Skorda Julita Serbia Toward the Healthy Neighborhood: Urban Regeneration of
Deprived Neighborhoods in Metropolitan Regions
Prof. Dr. J. Alexander Schmidt Prof. Dr. Susanne Moebus


Admission Winter semester 2011/2012        
Michel Berit Germany Mapping the City - Narrating "Complexity": 21st.-Centrury
Strategies of Representing Urban Spatial Dynamics in
Narrative Fictions
Prof. Dr. Jens-Martin Gurr      
Lubjuhn Sarah Germany

The Bait must be Attractive to the Fish and not to the
Fisherman. Entertainment-Education Collaborations
between Professionals in the Sustainability and the
Television Field.

Prof. Dr. J. Alexander Schmidt Prof. Dr. Martine Bouman,
Prof. Dr. Christoph Fasel
Fellow (Post Doc)
Center for Media & Health
(The Netherlands)
Teimann Sonja Germany Urbane Räume für das Alter - Integratives Modellvorhaben
für die Praxis
Arjmand Abbasi Parisa Iran Policy Making in the Field of Urban Gardens and Agricultural
Lands Conservation (Sustainable Development Approach):
Case Study: region 1, Tehran
Prof. Dr. J. Alexander Schmidt      
Zhang Yuan Yuan China Strategies of Low-Carbon Sustainable City Planning:
A Case Study
Prof. Dr. J. Alexander Schmidt Prof. Dr.-Ing Alexander
Engineer Dinslakener Flächen-
Admission Winter semester 2011        
Smolarski Pierre Germany Rhetorik des Designs: Gestaltung zwische Subversion
und Affirmation (Rhetoric of Design: Design between
Subversion and Affirmation)
Prof. Dr. Jens-Martin Gurr Prof. Dr. Arne Scheuermann Scientific Staff

University of Wuppertal
(Department: Art
and Design),
University of Applied
Sciences Bielefeld
(Department: Design)

Walloth Christian Germany On the importance of emergence in dealing with
complex systems. A system-theoretical contribution using
examples from urban systems.
Prof. Dr. J. Alexander Schmidt Prof. Hofkirchner Founder & CEO Walloth Urban
Advisors SPRL
Admission Winter semester 2010/2011        
Bühre Sandra Germany European Green Capital Award – An analysis of the
environmental policy approach of the European Union
using the example of Stockholm and Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Jens-Martin Gurr      
Philipp Conrad Germany

Die Bedeutung eines Grüngürtels für eine Megacity:
Interdisziplinäre Untersuchung am Beispiel von Seoul
(Republik Korea). The impact of a Green Belt on the
urban development of a megacity:
Interdisciplinary research on the example
of Seoul (Republic of Korea)

Prof. Dr. J. Alexander Schmidt   Projektcoord. of
Projekt „Cooling
ETH Zürich
Aruri Natasha Palestine 100 × Ramallah: imaginations, otherness, and
(de)colonization in antispaces of sumud 1914 - 2014
Mogultay Utku Germany Modernity, Mobility and Transformation of Urban Culture in
Pynchon’s “Against the Day“
Prof. Dr. Jens-Martin Gurr