urbanista is one of the
leading offices for
urban development and
urban future strategies.

Urban strategies, vision processes and spatial models

We design urban strategies - at the level of the neighborhood, the entire city and the region. Our approach is holistic and participatory: we develop co-creative processes, open up the thinking space for new programs and create new narratives with our spatial images. We activate the local city makers and navigate with an experienced hand through the unpredictability of political processes.

Urban Foresight and strategic consulting

We are specialists for the day after tomorrow. With our own trend model and playful tools we help communities and organizations to deal with the uncertainty of future developments. In intensive think-tank processes, we work with our clients to develop scenarios that help them prepare for the the future.

Next Level
Participation

We are one of the leading experts and pioneers for digital participation and urban crowdsourcing. With Nexthamburg, we have created an internationally renowned methodological laboratory for participatory urban development. With our latest projects we are taking the next step: From participation and co-creation to empowering organisations and people to create the city themselves.

Research and real-life experiments

An important part of our work is to conquer new territory together with our customers - new knowledge, new experiences, new opportunities. With our research projects and real-life experiments, we illuminate the scope for new practices and contribute to the methodical further development of urban planning and urban development.

The Team

We love cities, we love future topics, we love thinking, discussing and working together with people. We believe in the possibility of change and are curious about the future. And we do not give up when things get rocky. We are compact in size, but diverse. Just like a good city.

Each of us can build on a broad combination of skills. With our many years of experience in strategic consulting, concept development on different scale levels, co-creation and moderation, we can help you find the right path to the future of your city.

Astrid
Großmann

Mobility turnaround
Process and transformation design
Urban Foresight
urbanista since 2010

Birte
Kepp

Integrated urban development
Urban strategies & mission statements
Co-creation processes
urbanista since 2016

Björge
Köhler

Integrated urban development
Process Design
Stakeholder Management
urbanista since 2018

Constanze
Ackermann

Integrated city and district development
Research & real experiments
Stakeholder Management
urbanista since 2020

Franziska
Kocks

Spatial strategies
Service and process design
Co-creation processes
urbanista since 2020

Julian
Petrin

Urban Foresight
Smart City strategies
Consulting & Coaching
urbanista since 1998 | Partner

Katharina
Grön

Integrated urban development
Co-creation processes
Stakeholdermanagement
urbanista since 2008

Markus
Ewald

Spatial strategies & urban design
Co-creation processes
International Projects
urbanista since 2006

Suitbert
Schmitt

Service Design & Communication
Process Design
Microarchitectures
urbanista since 2005 | Partner

Sophie
Naue

International Projects
Research & real experiments
Process Design
urbanista since 2011

Sören
Rothert

Urban strategies & mission statements
City Centre Concepts
Co-creation processes
urbanista since 2018

Stefanie
Kadenbach

Office management
urbanista since 2018

Sven
Kohlschmidt

Research & real experiments
Crowdsourcing & Crowdfunding
Scenario development
urbanista since 2018

Sven
Lohmeyer

Urban strategies & mission statements
City Centre Concepts
Service and process design
urbanista since 2012

Tobias
Hoss

Service and process design
Activation strategies
Co-creation processes
urbanista since 2016

Tristan
Lannuzel

Large-scale design
Urban Foresight
Consulting & Coaching
urbanista since 2015 | Partner

Right now: Overcoming the Corona crisis together.

A virus puts the world on pause - including the world of urban development and participation. Contents, methods, instruments: many projects have to be rethought.

We can advise you on how to adapt your process to the conditions of the Corona crisis.

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