Franziska is a Research Associate at the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge and Interim Professor for International Planning Studies at the Faculty of Spatial Planning at the Technical University of Dortmund. Franziska obtained her PhD at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg for her work on macro-regional integration in the EU before joining the University of Cambridge.
Franziska started to investigate the role of Building and City Information Modelling (BIM and CIM) for urban and regional development. Her previous work for the Centre for Digital Built Britain involved two studies, one on future cities and BIM, and one on urban planning and BIM. Franziska is the Early Career Lead Researcher on this project.
Additionally, Franziska works on the ESPON BRIDGES project: 'Benefiting from Unique Resources by Applying Innovative Development Strategies in Territories with Geographical Specificities'. ESPON BRIDGES analyses territories with geographical specificities (TGS): mountain regions, islands, sparsely populated areas and coastal areas. Franziska is the work package coordinator for coastal regions and their development opportunities.
In her previous British Academy Newton International Fellowship Project 'Power in Planning - Stakeholders' Choice of Power Channels in EU Sector Policies', Franziska analysed EU transport and maritime policies and their implementation governance. She has also worked on a project for Greater Cambridge Partnership, delivering an analysis of common themes of reports on Cambridge (February 2018). She previously worked on the ESPON TCA/ ACTAREA project 'Thinking and planning areas of territorial cooperation' (finalised in February 2018).
Amarynth’s research interests include citizen-centred smart city development, affordable housing, and poverty-reducing initiatives.
As a Gates Scholar at Cambridge University, Amarynth conducted research on inclusionary housing policy and its implications for racial and economic segregation, earning an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration. Prior to studying at Cambridge, Amarynth received the Luce Scholarship, through which she was seconded to Seoul Metropolitan Government. Before moving to South Korea, Amarynth worked for four years in government relations, public policy and the law in the United States.
Phil is Professor of Land Economy and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of Clare College. Previous roles include Professor of Planning at the University of Reading and Head of the Department of Land Economy at the University of Aberdeen. He has published extensively in the areas of spatial planning, planning theory, policy and practice, land and property regulation, housing and local government. He is a chartered planner and surveyor and was a member of the Economic and Social Research Council Research Grants Board and a member of the Communities and Local Government Housing Markets and Planning Expert Panel. He is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.