Vanessa Miriam Carlow

Institute for Sustainable Urbanism, TU Braunschweig

19 January
Start 6:30 pm


Lecture and livestream are starting at 6:30 p.m.


Architect and urban planner Vanessa Miriam Carlow researches sustainable land use patterns, urban designs and processes, urban-rural relations and participatory planning.

Lecture in German

Vanessa Miriam Carlow

In 2012 Vanessa Miriam Carlow was appointed full professor at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, where she heads the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU) and the ISU SPatial Analytics + Crossdisciplinary Experimentation Lab (ISU SPACE LAB). Since 2015 Carlow is co-speaker of TU Braunschweig’s core research area FUTURE CITY.

Prior to that, Carlow was co-founder of COBE in Copenhagen (2005-2012) and founder of COBE Berlin (2012 – 2020). Since 2021 she works under her name Vanessa Carlow Urbanism Research Architecture.

Carlow studied architecture and urban design at TU Berlin and TU Delft (1995-2002). She holds a joined MA in Management of the European Metropolitan Region from Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL, Copenhagen University, DK, Ca‘ Foscari Venice, IT, Antwerp University, BE, and Autonomous University Barcelona, ESP, and a PhD from the Center for Strategic Planning 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 and practice explore 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).