Franziska Schreiber
MSc Urban Studies
Project Manager

Franziska Schreiber works at adelphi as a Project Manager in the field of urban transformation. In her work, she primarily focuses on international negotiations processes relevant to cities, and also works on aspects of urban governance, sustainable urban development, and the intersection of city planning and social cohesion. She is the author of various studies, policy papers and recommendations, and is developing diverse dialogue formats for current political processes.

Franziska has experience collaborating with municipalities in Germany and abroad. She has developed innovative formats and platforms for exchanging best practice examples. She also has sound knowledge and skills in moderating dialogues, in knowledge transfer to political decision-makers, and in qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has gained professional experience working in Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, and India.  

She is currently advising international and national clients on the Habitat III process and the New Urban Agenda; these clients include the Cities Alliance, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Her responsibilities are focussed on developing a monitoring, reporting, and review mechanism for implementing the New Urban Agenda and the urban dimension of the Agenda 2030. She has analysed the central frameworks that cities need to effectively implement global development agendas at the local level in various policy and discussion papers.

Prior to joining adelphi, Franziska worked at ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, a global city network, on the topic of resilient cities. Beyond that, she has worked at diverse urban research institutes in Germany and abroad, including the German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu), the department for Urban and Regional Sociology at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and at the Urban Design Research Institute in Mumbai, India. As a co-founder of "Spiel den Kiez", she is currently additionally working on planning games as instruments for participatory city planning.  

Franziska holds a Master’s degree in Urban Studies from University College London (UCL), United Kingdom. Prior to that, she completed a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and geography at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. During her studies, she focused on sustainable land use planning, and on participatory urban development. 

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