Franziska Schreiber
MSc Urban Studies
Senior Project Manager & Urban Development Specialist

Franziska Schreiber is a senior project manager and expert in urban development at adelphi. Over the past four years, she has implemented various national and international projects with the aim to influence and actively shape urban transformation together with cities. In this regard, Franziska works to create future visions for the cities of tomorrow by researching new approaches for urban development targeted to public interest and welfare, and supporting cities with the development of their local transformation pathways. As such, she links her research expertise both with a broad and often unconventional mix of methods as well as with 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 in applying 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 Germany's National Urban Development Policy and the Leipzig Charta with the aim to incorporate global and European agendas and processes. In partnership with various German cities and stakeholders from research, policy, civil society and the the private sector, Franziska is examining how the National Urban Development Policy and urban planning at local level could include global developments and implement global goals.

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“ 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.

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