• Dipl.-Ing. Urban and Regional Planning

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Sebastian joined Buro Happold in 2012 as a senior consultant. Based in our Berlin office, he is a chartered urban and regional planner and designer with a strong focus on sustainable urban and regional development.

Sebastian has been engaged in international urban development projects for nine years, both in academia and in the private sector. Having been an assistant professor at the Institute for Urban and Regional Planning at TU Berlin, Sebastian conducted research in a leading position on the Young Cities Initiative, heading an interdisciplinary team of researchers, planers and designers. He has also lectured sustainable urban planning and design at both bachelor and master-level at TU Berlin and Politechnika Warszawska and supervised a number of dissertations at TU Berlin and FHTW Berlin.

Sebastian has published widely in international journals and books and lectured in conferences in Germany, the US, China and the Middle East and regularly reviews for international journals.

Sebastian is a member of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), German Society for Urban and Regional Planning and a member of the expert panel “Cities of the Future”, part of the German Federal Ministry of Research. He completed his PhD at TU Berlin in 2014.

The integration of socio-economic, technical and spatial aspects of city making is at the heart of Sebastian’s thinking. Recent projects include the BeMobility 2.0. scheme for the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development and the Mobile Nano Smart Grid for the Berlin Senate as well as a number of international masterplanning competitions such as the master plan for the Astana EXPO 2017, the German-Vietnamese University in Ho Chi Minh City and the International Financial Center in Moscow.

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