Prof Vanessa Miriam Carlow

Director of the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU)

Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

Vanessa Miriam Carlow was appointed full professor at the TU Braunschweig in 2012, where she heads the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU) (sustainableurbanism.de). She is a licensed architect and urban planner, and founder of COBE Berlin (2012, cobe.de), a practice focusing on architecture, urban planning, public space design, and research.

Carlow studied architecture at TU Berlin and TU Delft (1995-2002). She holds a joined master’s degree in Urban Management from five European Universities, and a PhD from the Center for Urbanism at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (2012).

Carlow has lectured and taught at universities worldwide, including Cornell University, Tsinghua University, Tongji University, Riseba Riga and Penn State University. Carlow’s research explores strategies and tools for sustainable urban development in the context of worldwide urbanization.

Her professional work has garnered prestigious prizes, including the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale (2006, Best National Pavilion), the MIPIM Award Cannes (2012), and the Golden Medal for the best of Copenhagen Buildings (2012).

Since 2015 Carlow is co-speaker of TU Braunschweig’s core research area FUTURE CITY.