Dr. Werner Heinz

INTA Member



Dr. Werner Heinz

Senior researcher and local authorities’ adviser within the German Institute for Urban Affairs, the central research institute of Greman cities.

After studies in architecture and urban planning (Dipl.-Ing.: Technical University of Darmstadt) and sociology (Dr.phil.: University of Bremen) free lance urban researcher in Frankfurt am Main. Since 1978 senior researcher and project coordinator in the German Institute for Urban Affairs; since 1984 head of the Cologne department of the institute (till retirement in 2009). Running and managing a variety of projects on urban and regional development (policies) – mostly with international relations and international participants. Numerous publications and lectures (in European and non-European countries) with regard to urban development and regional management issues. Most recent study and publication “The deep transformation – German cities in the wake of globalization”. Member of several advisory and steering committees; member of the ARL (academy for state and regional planning). Since 2009 free lance consultant and moderator for Urban Development and Local Politics.

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