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Prof. Dipl.-Ing.

Christa Reicher

Urban Planner and Architect


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

Head of Chair and Institute


Building: 1810 - Seminargebäude
Room: SG 304
Wüllnerstraße 5b
52062 Aachen

Office Hours

by appointment

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Main Fields of Research and Education

  • Qualification strategies in urban development
  • Urban development planning
  • Urban renewal and district development
  • Urban and landscape design
  • Housing and housing construction

Academic Career

since 2018: Professorship for "Chair of Urban Design and Institute for Urban Design and European Urbanism" at the RWTH Aachen University, Faculty of Architecture
since 2014: Spokeswoman of the Progress College "Energy Efficiency in the Neighbourhood"
2002 - 2018: Professorship for "Urban Development + Urban Land Use Planning" at the Technical University of Dortmund, Faculty of Spatial Planning 
1998 - 2002: Professorship for "Design + Urban Development" at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Architecture 
1996 - 1998: Various lectureships for urban renewal and urban design at the RWTH Aachen, FH Frankfurt, FH Trier 
1993: Foundation of a planning office with Dipl.-Ing. Haase in Aachen   
rha reicher haase architects + urban planners 
1990 - 1996: Research Assistant at the Chair of Urban and Regional Planning, Prof. G. Curdes, RWTH Aachen 
since 1987: Collaboration in various planning offices 
1979 - 1987: Studies of Architecture at the RWTH Aachen and ETH Zurich 
born 1960: in Neuerburg/County of Bitburg-Prüm


  • Member of the Board of Directors of EUROPAN Deutschland
  • Member of the Board of the BDA (Association of German Architects), Aachen district group
  • Member of the Academy for Urban and Regional Planning DASL
  • Member of the German Association for Housing, Urban Development and Regional Planning
  • Member of the Chamber of Architects NRW
  • Member of the OAI Ordres des architectes et des ingenieurs-conseils, Luxembourg
  • Founding member of AULa, Aménageurs et Urbanistes du Luxembourg

Advisory Board

  • Member of the Board of Trustees for National Urban Development Policy of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Reactor Safety (since 2016)
  • Member of the "New Urban Agenda" Advisory Board of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Reactor Safety (2015-2016)
  • Chairwoman of the Advisory Board for the Development of the Urban Lakeside City of ASPERN in Vienna (since 2015) 
  • Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Board of the BBSR (2010-2015)
  • Member of various design advisory boards, including the City of Dortmund and Baukollegium Zürich
  • Member of the advisory board for urban redevelopment in Gelsenkirchen  

External Teaching Activity

  • Speaker of the European Business School / ebs Real Estate Academy GmbH

Professional Practice

Realized Projects (Selection)

  • Concept for the Olympic Village in Berlin Tegel for the 2024 Olympics
  • Urban pre-qualification Berlin TXL / UTR Urban Tech Republic
  • NEXT RUHR - ideas competition Future of the Metropole Ruhr
  • Master Plan University Campus RWTH Aachen, G
  • Master Plan Glassworks Düsseldorf-Gerresheim, G
  • "Bavarian Future Offensive" - Hohlmühle settlement model in Bayreuth. Model project of the supreme building authority in Munich
  • Ennepepark in Gevelsberg, urban redevelopment west
  • Inner city design of Ahaus, Steinheim, Würselen, Wermelskirchen and others

International Projects (Selection)

  • Master plan for the city of "Muqdadiya", Iraq
  • Master plan "Quartier de la gare", Luxembourg
  • Residential quarter in Guangzhou, China
  • Urban expansion in Bélem, Brazil
  • Reconstruction of the old town for Baltijsk, Russia