Prof. Dr. Barbara Engel



Barbara Engel was trained as an architect at Technische Hochschule (TH) Darmstadt. After graduation she was working as academic assistant at Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU) Cottbus. Back then she started her research about urban development in USSR and Russia and had several lectureships in St. Petersburg and Irkutsk. Parallel she founded her architectural and planning office in Berlin. She was awarded her PhD in 2004. She was teaching from 2004 to 2008 at the Technische Universität in Dresden and worked as a visiting professor at Kent State University in the US in 2007. From 2008 to 2013 she was head of the department for the inner city at the City Planning Office in Dresden.


Since 2013 she is a professor of international urban planning and design at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Focus of her research interests are urban developments in post-soviet territory and Eastern Europe, metropolitan areas, public spaces and science communication. Barbara Engel is a member of the chamber of architects in Berlin, SRL and DASL. Currently she is the head of the design committees in Halle and Nuremberg and vice president of the Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung (DASL).