TUM Urban Design and Sustainable Urbanism

Norbert is a research associate at the TUM Chair of Sustainable Urbanism, where he teaches design studios at degree and master levels and works on research related to urban transformation and inner development processes. Together with Tasos Roidis and Mark Michaeli, he led the international research and teaching project IUL – Inner Urban Landscapes of Athens, which resulted in the publication of the edited book Taking Action: Transforming Athens’ Urban Landscapes in 2023.

Between 2007 and 2012 Norbert was teaching and researching at the Chair of Design and Building Science at the Brandenburg University of Technology, where he conceived and coordinated design projects, seminars, research projects and field trips. The seminars engaged with problems of performativity and density, intelligent typologies, as well as with urban conflicts in the context of world heritage sites. The work at the chair resulted in a series of publications, conference contributions and exhibitions, among them a book on design teaching: Entwurfslehre im Bachelor Architektur. Das Cottbus Experiment