ISU is a think tank, design and research laboratory committed to promoting science and scholarship in an international, inter- and transdisciplinary Setting – towards new tools and strategies for more sustainable cities and communities. Extending the limits of ist own discipline, ISU engages in interdisciplinary joint projects, gaining scientific and data-based knowledge of the complexity of the urban world and redefines the understanding how the structure, design and shape of the built environment is key towards sustainable urbanism.
Prof.Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow
Dr.Dagmar Schulze Heuling
The Landscape Ecology and Environmental Systems Analysis Group at the Institute of Geoecology, Technische Universität Braunschweig is dedicated to quantitative and interdisciplinary research. We use modelling as a central tool. Our research focuses on understanding the reactions of organisms to environmental and anthropogenic change and the development of models for the con¬servation and sustainable manage¬ment of species, landscapes, and related ecosystem functions and Services.
Prof.Dr. Boris Schröder-Esselbach
The German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) is the largest urban research institute in the German-speaking area. Founded 1973 it is the research, further training and information institution for cities, municipalities, administrative districts, municipal associations and planning departments. Difu adresses all the topics municipalities have to deal with: whether in urban and regional development, municipal commerce, urban construction, social issues, environment, transport, culture, law, administrative subjects or municipal finances.
Jan Hendrik Trapp
Urban and Regional Sociology studies questions of living in regard to space. In research and teaching the department focuses on social, political and cultural questions, tendencies and problems of modern and recent urban and regional development.
Our aim is, to analyse and interpret these developments from a historical perspective and in their meaning for urban planning decisions. This requires engaging with methods of analysis of urban and regional development processes and the feedback of insights into social science theories.
Dr.-Ing. Nadine Appelhans
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Professor of Transformation design