Prof. Christa Reicher

She has been head of the Chair and Institute for Urban Design since October 2018. Previously, she helped shape the Ruhr region through her professorships at TU Dortmund and FH Bochum. Since January 2023, she is the head of the UNESCO Chair for Cultural Heritage and Urbanism. She is a member of various institutions and advisory boards.


She studied Applied Geography at RWTH Aachen University and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Afterwards, she completed her master's degree in spatial planning with a specialization in urban design at TU Dortmund University and Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea.

Since 2018 she is working at the Chair and Institute of Urban Design and doing her PhD on informal and formal planning processes in a cross-border context. She is responsible for the research management and deputy head of the Chair and Institute of Urban Design.


He studied architecture, urban planning, and structural engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In 1995, he received a master's degree for his thesis on the relationship between architecture and 'urban culture'. His thesis was awarded a nomination for the NPS Culture Award.

He has a special interest in architecture, fine art, sampling, and typography.


She studied architecture, urban planning, and building science at the Eindhoven University of Technology. She graduated cum laude in 1998. Her thesis on the relationship between identity and spatial environment was nominated for the National Archiprix. As a lecturer, she teaches at various academies and universities in the Netherlands and Germany.

Since 2020, she has been a research associate at the RWTH Aachen Chair and Institute for Urban Planning. She is a member of several advisory committees and boards. She focuses on projects in the field of regional planning, urbanism, public space, architecture, interior architecture and exhibition design.


He studied for his bachelor's in architecture at the German Jordanian University in Amman, Jordan, and Hochschule Darmstadt in Germany. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Transforming City Regions at RWTH Aachen University.

Since October 2022, he has been working as a student Research Assistant at the Chair and Institute of Urban Design at RWTH Aachen University.


Having completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture Engineering from the German Jordanian University in Amman, with focus on Jordanian Identity and Tourism Management, and working and working at Umm Qais Archaeological site for a couple of years, developing Conservation and Tourism Management Plans.

Since March 2024, Qais has been a student Research Assistant and is pursuing a Master's Degree in Transforming City Regions at RWTH Aachen University.