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Department of Spatial Planning

Student assistants

Josephine Render

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Josephine Render (2022)

After my voluntary social year at Aktion Tagwerk, where I was able to gain experience in the organisation and implementation of development education work, I was drawn to the interdisciplinary degree programme at the Department of Spatial Planning. Besides dealing with land policies and management, I am also interested in planning cultures in other countries. As a student assistant, I support the team in teaching and research regarding diverse topics on planning and dynamics of urban development worldwide.

I am interested in climate adaptation, participatory planning, and dealing with migration and urbanisation processes in a variety of local contexts. I am particularly interested in the impact of these processes on social structures and disadvantaged populations.

E-Mail: josephine.rendertu-dortmundde


Jonas Knoll

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Jonas Knoll (2024)

During my bachelor's degree in spatial planning at TU Dortmund University, I developed a keen interest in political-economic relationships in the field of land and housing. I am particularly enthusiastic about critically analyzing existing planning practices and social relations and developing ideas for more socially just concepts. In addition to researching overarching, systematic relationships, I am particularly interested in their concrete effects on different population groups.

As a research assistant, I support the team in teaching and research with a view to a wide range of planning and urban development topics in an international context.

E-Mail: jonas.knolltu-dortmundde