Graduated at the Faculty of Spatial Planning in Dortmund and is now continuing to work at the Dept. of Urban Design as a member of the Summer Academy Organisation Board. She has been working at the Dept. as a student assistant since 2009. Planning and adaption strategies in the Ruhr Area have been one key topic in her universityeducation, besides that she shares special interests in the fields of international urban development strategies and urban design with study visits in Barcelona, London, Liverpool, Manchester and Havanna, Cuba.
Urban Planner and Geographer. Rainer Danielzyk is the head of the ILS Research Institute for regional and Urban Development of the federals State of Northrhine Westphalia and Professor of Spatial Development at the LUH University in Hannover. Among many other advisory board memberships, he holds the membership of the Board of Advisors of the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.
Jorge Peña Díaz
Studied Architecture in Havana and Environmental Engineering in Stockholm. Had a practice as an architect and landscape architect as well as a consultant on environmental issues for planning and architectural projects. Presently is the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of Havana. There he has been a teacher on urban and architectural design and other fields as well as researcher at the Centre for Urban Studies of Havana. There he obtained his Ph.D. degree. Current research projects deal with urban analysis, urban agriculture integration into planning and landscape strategies, integration of real time tools into Heritage Conservation Strategies, mobility and accessibility analysis. Among other he is a member of the national Commission Culture City and Architecture.
Sociologist and urban planner at the University of Michigan, working on how cities are represented as culturally distinct and marketable to outsiders for revitalization purposes, and the effects efforts on rooted communities.
Päivi studied architecture in Finland, after working in several positions as an architect and urban planner in different European countries, she is a faculty member of the TU Dortmund since 1999. Besides teaching urban design her special interests lie in the field of participation of children and young adults in the process of planning and the education and sensitisation of those for the built environment and building culture.
Urban planner with special interest in housing and revitalisation of urban areas. Melanie worked as researcher and consultant in the field of housing and with a European cities network in Brussels on transport issues, before joining the team for housing market monitoring and analysis at NRW.BANK, the development bank for North-Rhine Westphalia.
Klaus R. Kunzmann
studied architecture and urban planning at the Technical University of Munich and made his Ph.D. in Planning at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria in 1971. From 1974 to 2006 he was Professor at the School of Planning, University of Dortmund, Germany.In 1996 he received the German “Bundesverdienstkreuz” (Decoration of Federal Cross of Merits) for his services to the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Since 1995 he is a full elected member of the German “Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung”. In 2006 he was elected as Citizen of the Ruhr/ Germany.
Responsible for design and culture restoration of Emscher river redevelopment projects at the Emschergenossenschaft. As a landscape architect, she contributes to forms and contents of the region`s central area on a length of more than 50 kilometers.
Studied in Prag, Berlin, Tokio und New York before he started to work at the Dept. of Urban Design in Dortmund. Jan shares a special research interest for Eastern Europe and Japan and has also been engaged in several research projects about international urban development strategies, among others the IBA Emscher Park. He manages the Department’s research and publication project “Layers of a region”, which offers a unique collection of analyses and cartographical material about the Ruhr Area.
Teaching and practicing Architect and Urban Planner. Christa Reicher had been involved in the development of the Ruhr region since the IBA International Building Exhibition in the 1990ies, developing and supervising concepts of many projects in the region, and a practicing architect and planner. She is the Head of Dept. of Urban Design, Dean of the Faculty of Spatial Planning, holding several offices in advisory boards of cities and the state.
sociologist, studied in Münster and Vienna. Faculty member TU Dortmund, Dept. of Urban and Regional Sociology. Her research focuses on homeownership, housing cooperatives, cohousing projekts, tenant associations and on migration and integration processes.
Teaching and researching on urban planning history and urban regeneration,
Assistant Professor of Kyoto University, Urban and Landscape Design Lab.,
practicing cultural landscape preservation/ revitalization through a community-based approach.
Andreas Beilein (urban planning, TU Dortmund), Mario Reimer (Ruhr University Bochum, human geography), Anna Nelting (Ruhr University Bochum, human geography), Walter Grünzweig (cultural studies, TU Dortmund), Julia Sattler (cultural studies, TU Dortmund), Christoph Zöpel (Minister of the Northrine Westphalia State, a.d., IBA father), and many others
Team of the LODE_PORT Summer Academy Organizing Board:
Prof. Christa Reicher – Praesident of the Summer Academy
Päivi Kataikko & Jan Polivka – Summer Academy Leaders
Verena Andreas – Summer Academy Program & Content Manager