Urban Management

Students of the Urban Management Degree Program

The 19th Urban Management Program commenced October 16th 2023, with 26 students from Mexico, Peru, Afghanistan, Germany, India, Iran, Russia, China, USA, Colombia, Thailand, Kenia, Costa Rica, Korea, Chile, Japan, Sweden.

The 17th Urban Management Program commenced October 18th 2021, with 22 students from the following countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Nepal, Colombia, Mexico, USA, Palestine, Thailand, Argentina, Indonesia, Chile.

The 18th Urban Management Program commenced October 16th 2022, with 21 students from Mexico, Peru, Afghanistan, Germany, Syria, India, Iran, Russia, China, Canada, USA, Taiwan, Colombia, Thailand.

Student Work: Master’s Thesis (Selection)

Camilo Esteban Ortiz Prieto, 2023

Integrating Gender-Specific Mobility Needs in Transport Modeling: Analyzing Bogota's 4-Step Transport Model as a Tool to Improve Decision-Making Processes Around Gender Equity

Muhammad Nur Fajri, 2023

Community Self-Organisation In Neighbourhood Parks In Perumnas Mojosongo, Surakarta, Indonesia

Eyal Li, 2023
Governing Collaborative Planning Initiatives for Equitable Transit-oriented Development: A Case Study of the Purple Line Corridor Coalition in Maryland


Ananda Manandhar, 2022

Valuing Water Heritage: Reviving Water Heritage in Kathmandu Valley for Sustainable Urban Water Management: A case of Chapagaon, Lalitpur

Anastasiia Zhuravel, 2022
Protecting architectural heritage in post-communistic cities from commercial-oriented real estate development through community engagement.

Timothy James Lazaroff, 2021

Back to School (Maybe): Crisis Governance in COVID-19 School Reopenings as Reflections of Neoliberal Predispositions Towards Uncertainty

Carlos Cruz, 2021
Assisted Social Production of Housing in Mexico City’s Metropolitan Area. A model to promote inclusionary housing for low-income sectors.

Laura López Osorio, 2021
Assessing e-bikes as a modal shift alternative to individual motorized transport in the Aburra Valley Mentropolitan Area, Colombia.

Martín Cornejo Presbítero, 2021
Preserving historical centers without causing gentrification: Options to put an end to an old urban problem. Case study: The historical center of Lima, Peru.

Mohammad Arifuzzaman, 2020
Climate Change Vulnerability of the Urban Poor in Dhaka City: A Case Study of the Korail Slum.

Ava Lynam, 2020
Everyday rural urbanisation in Huangyan -Taizhou. Evolving socio-spatial configurations for dwelling at the urban-rural interface.

Emilie Martin, 2020
Taking a sustainability turn? Stakeholder perceptions on electrification of motorcycle taxis in Nairobi, Kenya.

Itzel Berenice Maria Magdalena Garcia Mejia, 2019
Understanding the factors influencing active mobility of teenagers through their school travel behavior in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Emily Breslin, 2019
Transportation System Efficiency in High SOV, High VMT Settings: Push-Pull Policy Framework for Commuter Mobility-as-a-Service in the San Francisco Bay Area.

James Schmitt, 2019
Sarajevo Redux: Socio-Spatial Outcomes and the Perpetuation of Fragility in a Post-Conflict City

Katherine Cashman, 2018
Community Gardening in Mathare, Nairobi: Opportunities to Improve Food Security and the Right to the City

Efrosini Alexia Collazos Masanovic, 2018
Does Space Produce Fear or Does Fear Produce Space? Theories and practices on urban safety from a gender perspective. – The analysis of city experiences through the eyes of Nairobi women

Daniela Bonilla Estrella, 2018
Governance structures and urban-rural linkages in intermediate cities. Case Study: Cuenca-Ecuador

Shankar Narayanan Iyer, 2018
Integrating Active and Public Transportation Modes in Berlin: An evaluation research study to the Radbahn U1 project

Antonia Burchard-Levine, 2016
Towards a Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing (TOAH) Strategy in Mexico City

Mariana Alejandra Enríquez Portillo, 2017
The Effects of Voluntary Exclusion: Gated communities in Chihuahua, Mexico

Swapnil Rohidas Kangankar, 2017
Prototypical Low-Impact Housing for Mumbai’s Expanding Middle-Income Group: Lessons from European Cohousing

Alokananda Nath, 2017
Smart Cities Mission in India. Analyzing the implementation mechanism and its impact on urban governance

Lea Nassif El Ksayer, 2017
Can co-production partnerships lead to new forms of sustainable urban governance? Waste management under conditions of enduring political crisis in Beirut

Aline Peres dos Santos, 2016
Impacting Quality of Place: the Case of Self-organised Initiatives in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Adele Catherine Vosper, 2016
Using Walkability to Support Healthy Aging

Evandro Davi Holz, 2016
Towards a Self-Managed (Urban) Resilience - A Case Study in Social Housing

Shane Newman O’ Hanlon, 2016
‘Local empowerment’ as a strategic response to climate change: Is the UK community energy strategy an elitist solution?

Daniela Roque Montes, 2015
Car Dependece Factors in Mid-sized Cities. The Case Study of Ensenada, Mexico

Lukas Terrence Hoye, 2015
The transitional urban spaces of a post-apartheid South Africa. Existing practices to ameliorate safety and an investigation on current crime patterns and perceptions of safety in the Pretoria CBD

Blanca Villar Mateo, 2014
Community Based Development and Urban Conservation in Kathmandu Valley of Nepal: Learning from Conservation and Development Program in Madhyapur Thimi

Alejandro Martin Rodriguez, 2014
Landscapes of Homogeneity? Experiencing the Gated Suburbia in Istanbul and Buenos Aires

Serin Geambazu, 2014
Dimensions of Urban Waterfront Regeneration: Case study of Halic/The Golden Horn. An assessment of obstacles and opportunities for inclusiveness

Ana Luisa de Moraes Azenha, 2014
Governance in Public Services in Brazil and the June Events Case Study: São Paulo Transportation System

Guilherme Klaussner, 2014
Assessing Urban Environmental Justice in Two Subprefectures of São Paulo, Brazil – a GIS-based synoptic analysis

Maria del Pilar Ospina, 2013
Formal and Informal Planning Strategies Encouraging Private Developers to Realize Inclusive, Mixed-use Housing Projects: Urban renewal in Berlin’s post-industrial waterfront Spree area

Ana Maria Buriticá Alzate, 2013
Social Housing Macro Projects and Local Capacity: The Case of Ciudad Verde in Soacha, Colombia

Gloria Gaviria Sanchez, 2013
Integrating and Implementing Urban Agriculture in Public Space into Land Use Planning; Sustainable Assessment, Cape Town, South Africa

Gunawan Sudiyono, 2013
Learning from the Management and Development of Current Self-organized and Community-oriented Cohousing projects in Berlin: making recommendations for the IBA Berlin 2020

Nancy J. Cole, 2013
Getting to Zero Waste in the City. The Case of Oakland, California

Shaikh Muhammad Mehedi Ahsan, 2013
Resilient Cities for the Poor or by the Poor? A Case Study from Bangkok

Laura Bright-Davies, 2013
Urban Environmental Sanitation in Nepal. An assessment of community-scale, decentralised wastewater management in Nepal, and the potential for a community-led urban environmental sanitation approach in Tansen

Samuel F. Soloman, 2013
Good Governance and Sustainability in Residential Land Administration in Muscat, Oman. Toward Institutional Reform and Basic Monitoring

Wentong Zhu, 2013
On the Spatial Complexity of the Contemporary Chinese Cities: Theories, Situation, Application.

Anissa S. Febrina, 2009
Actors and Technology in the Shaping of Urban Transport Network in Jakarta, Indonesia

Xiaodong Jia, 2009
Reduced Greenhouse Gases Emission and Improved Governance in China's National Biogas-Household Program. Case Study of Datong Municipality, Shanxi Province

Adriana Barbosa Dantas, 2008
Brownfield Redevelopment in Rio de Janeiro. Housing vs. Public Participation in the Manguinhos Area

Selamawit Alem, 2007
New Partners for Local Government in Service Delivery: Solid Waste Management in Addis Ababa

Mohammad Hamidul Islam Chowdhury, 2007
Solid Waste Service Delivery for Slum Areas Through Strenghtening Partnership Between Local Government and NGOs. An analysis of the existing public-private partnership between Dhaka City Corporation and Non-Governmental Organizations towards inclusion of slum dwellers

Student Work: Project Reports (Selection)

Construction and Demolition Waste in Kosovo. A case study in the municipalities of Pristina and Fushe Kosova

The 2018/19 Urban Management class carried out a case study project in Kosovo. In collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Municipalities of Pristina and Fushe Kosova, the students work focuses on real-life waste management issues, especially regarding Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW). The report assesses the current situation before developing an adequate alternative propose on how to deal with CDW which is based on several findings through research, interviews and discussions. It then gives incentives based on the gained knowledge and relates them to the legal framework of Kosovarian law.

Solid Waste Management in Kosovo. Assessment of a Waste Bank Model in Dardania, Pristina

The 2015/16 Urban Management class carried out a case study project in Kosovo. In collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the University of Pristina and the Municipality of Pristina, the students worked on the assessment of a waste bank model in Dardania, Pristina. Eeight years after achieving independence, the country was confronted with a variety of challenges, the provision of such services as solid waste management being on of them.The report includes summaries of Kosovo’s development and the legal framework of the waste management sector, and focuses on the students' findings and proposals regarding public budget implications, waste data collection, management systems and more.

Urban Regeneration of Hidden World Heritage in L'viv

The 2010/11 Urban Management class carried out a case study project within the framework of the GIZ program titled 'Municipal Development and Rehabilitation of the Old City of L'viv' in L'viv, Ukraine. The study included suggestions for physical interventions and strategies for improved governance in pilot areas of the old city center. (Carsten Zehner and Lukas Born)