Architectural and Urban Planning studies, long-standing experience in the Bavarian State Building Authority, multi-annual foreign operations in France. PhD in European Environmental Law. Almost 30 years of experience in all thematic areas of urban development and mobility: Grants of the EU, the federal and the state government, steering of schemes and competition procedures, public consultation and facilitation processes. Jury and lecturing activities. Honorary professorship at HfWU Nürtingen and University of Salford, UK. Since 2013 Head Official of the Urban Planning Department of the City of Karlsruhe.