Studied urban and regional planning at the TU Berlin and Japanese studies at the Charles University in Prague and Humboldt University in Berlin. Doctorate at the Faculty of Spatial Planning at the TU Dortmund University. Studies and research stays at Tôkai University Tôkyô, New York City University, Columbia University and Ȏsaka University.
- Planning processes in urban development
- Housing stock development in the physical and social context
- settlement morphology and resilience of settlement structure