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Irene Wiese-von Ofen

Institute for Urban Design and European Urbanism




  • Past President International Federation for Housing and Planning, The Hague, (now Copenhagen) 
  • Chair of the Council of the German Association for Housing, Urban Development and Regional Planning for many years
  • Former Scientific Secretary and Member of the Executive Board, German Academy for Urban Development DASL
  • Corresponding member, Academy for Spatial Research and Planning, extraordinary member, BDA, Berlin
  • Repeated appointments to the Advisory Council for Spatial Planning at the BMVBS, Berlin,
  • Cooperation with UNESCO in Paris, several Joint Mission on World Heritage conflicts,
  • Cooperation with UN Habitat in Nairobi, Founder UN HABITAT Professionals Forum, Nairobi
  • Expert group TUCD-FU Berlin with North-Atlantic County Council, Washington
  • Founder and member since then of the AG KOOP BDA, GDW, DST for the DST, Berlin,
  • Founder, today honorary president of the Agenda 21 Forum e.V., Essen,
  • Board EUROPAN -European competition procedures for young architects, Berlin / Paris
  • Head of the city planning office, former head of the building department, councillor for planning, building and land of the city of Essen
  • City Planning Office Duisburg, City Planning Office Essen, Development of Urban Research  
  • Studio Prof. Schwippert, Düsseldorf 
  • Doctorate at the RWTH Aachen with distinction
  • Postgraduate studies in urban planning at RWTH Aachen and in associated cities 
  • Study of architecture at the RWTH Aachen