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Maximilian Birk

Chair of Urban Design and Institute for Urban Design and European Urbanism

Scholarship Holder


Building: 1810 - Seminargebäude
Wüllnerstraße 5b
52062 Aachen


Main fields of research and education

  • Sustainable mobility concepts at neighbourhood level
  • Mobility Management
  • Traffic Turnaround in Small and Medium-Sized Towns
  • Participation and transformation

Academic Career

since 2020: Doctoral candidate and scholarship holder at the Chair of Urban Planning and Design at the RWTH Aachen University within the framework of the research training group "Mittelstadt als Mitmachstadt" funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation
since 2018: Research associate in the Mobility Management Section of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden.
since 2016: Freelance work as traffic planner, "Stellwerk" office Wiesbaden/ Darmstadt.
2016 - 2017: Research Assistant at the Institute of Transportation, TU Darmstadt.
2015 - 2017: Freelance work, office "Traffic Solutions", Darmstadt.
2013 - 2016: Master of Eng. In Environmental Management and Urban Planning, University of Applied Sciences RheinMain.
2013 - 2014: Lectureships in the modules "Project Planning and Area Development" and "Civil Engineering Fundamentals", Real Estate Management course, Rhine-Main University of Applied Sciences.
2009 - 2013: Bachelor of Sc. Geography, Justus Liebig University of Giessen
born 1989: in Hadamar


  • Association for Urban, Regional and State Planning (SRL)
  • Young Forum of the Academy for Spatial Development of the Leibniz Association (ARL)
Reserach Projects
Middle City as a Participatory City

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