Franziska Schreiber
MSc Urban Studies
Project Manager

Franziska Schreiber is a Project Manager and Expert in Urban Planning at adelphi. Over the past four years, she has implemented various national and international projects with the aim to influence urban transformation and actively shape cities and urban areas. In this regard, Franziska works to create future visions for the cities of tomorrow. For instance, she is researching new approaches for urban development which are targeted to public interest and welfare, and supporting communities with the development of their local urban transformations. As such, she links her research expertise with a broad and often unconventional mix of methods in providing practical policy advice.

Franziska Schreiber has gathered years of experience in the conception, coordination, and implementation of complex projects in the fields of research and policy advice. National and international clients have included Cities Alliance, UNESCO, German ministries, associations, and foundations. Additionally, Franziska is highly skilled in developing and moderating dialogues, transmitting knowledge to political decision makers, and has advanced skills qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has worked in organisations located in Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, and India.

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building, and Community (BMI), Franziska is currently generating recommendations for further developing national urban development policy and the Leipzig Charta 2.0 with the aim to incorporate global and European agendas and processes. In partnership with various German communes and actors from research, policy, civil society and the economy, Franziska is examining how national urban development policy and public planning could include global developments and implement global targets.

Additionally, she is developing visions for community living and social cohesion in cities. As part of this, Franziska is exploring new sensory methodologies for urban planning, which can emphasise and thus better serve the needs and wishes of the residents living in urban areas.

Before commencing her position at adelphi, Franziska Schreiber was part of the “Resilient City“ research cluster at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. She has also worked at different research institutions in Germany and abroad, such as the German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu), the Department of Urban and Regional Sociology at the Humboldt University in Berlin, and the Urban Design Research Institute in Mumbai, India. She is a co-founder of “Spiel den Kiez”, and thus explored the use of planning simulations as instruments for participatory urban planning.

Franziska Schreiber completed a Master in Urban Studies at University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor in Social Sciences and Geography at the Humboldt University Berlin. During her studies, she explored the creation of sustainable land use planning and participatory urban development.

Selected Projects

Selected publications