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Team ISP - Head of the ISP: Prof. Dr. Heidi Sinning





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Short Profile

2008 - present Head of the ISP-Institute for Urban Research, Planning and Communication02/03.2008

Visiting Scholarship at the Department of Urban Design and Planning of University of Washington, Seattle (USA)

Visiting Scholarship at the Department of Community and Regional Planning of Temple University, Philadelphia (USA)

2003 - present
Chair of "Urban Planning and Communication" (2009: Planning and Communication), University of Applied Sciences Erfurt

2002 - 2003
Visiting Professor "City Management", Brandenburg Technical University at Cottbus

2000 - 2003
Project management and consulting at the local, federal state and federal level, Bertelsmann Foundation

1999 - 2002
Dissertation "Performance and Limits of Communicative Planning Tools on the Example of Sustainable Open Space Policy in Urban Regions", RWTH Aachen

since 2000
Shareholder of the planning office KoRis - Communicative Urban and Regional Development (planning - research - consulting), Hannover

1994 - 2000
Managing Partner of the planning office Koris - Communicative Urban and Regional Development (planning - research - consulting), Hannover

Research Associate, University of Hannover

1987 - 1994
Study: focus on urban, regional and environmental planning, University of Hannover

Priority areas in research and practice

  • housing and portfolio development
  • integrated urban planning and develpment
  • sustainable settlement and open space development
  • communicative Planning / governance / civic participation

Project references

For an overview of current and completed projects see ISP und KoRiS.


  • Local Government Award of the "Foundation of German Cities, Municipalities and Administrative Districts" (2003)
  • Dr. Friedrich-Lehner-Price (1998)


In professional associations:

In university committees:

  • member of the commission on "Research and Technology Transfer" of the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt and
  • dean and director of the study programme Urban and Regional Planning


  • stays abroad e.g. in the UK and USA,
  • teaching at various colleges and universities,
  • numerous publications, lectures and presentations,
  • member of the editorial board of the journal RaumPlanung
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heidi Sinning
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heidi Sinning

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