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Canan Çelik

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

Academic Staff, Research Coordinator


Building: 1810 - Seminargebaude
Room: SG 302
Wüllnerstraße 5b
52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80-95026

Office Hours

by appointment

Main fields of research and education

  • Regional development strategies
  • Informal planning in cross-border context
  • Urban renewal and urban development
  • Research coordinator and coordinator of the Graduate School NEQ
  • Teaching in the field of urban and regional planning and urban design supervision in courses of studies Architecture, Urban Planning and Transforming City Regions
  • Coordinator of the minor subject Urban Planning within the framework of Geography courses at the RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY
  • Committee work at faculty level

Academic Career

since 2018: Research Associate at the Chair for Urban Design and Institute for Urban Design and European Urbanism, RWTH Aachen University
2016 - 2017: Research Assistant at the Department of Urban Design and Land-Use Planning,TU Dortmund
2016: Semester abroad at the Graduate School of Urban Studies, Hanyang University Seoul
2014 - 2018: Master Program Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund, specialization Urban Design
2013: Semester abroad at the Department of Geography, Charles University Prague
2010 - 2013: Bachelor Program Applied Geography at RWTH Aachen University, minor subject Urban Planning
born 1991: in Wuppertal


  • Member of the young forum of the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning ARL
  • Member of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP Young Academics)
Research Projects
Spatial strategy for the Rheinisch mining area

Network: L'EAU

ZL'EU: Spatial Strategy Zuid-Limburg in Euregional Context
Forschungskolleg NRW: Sustainable Energy Systems in the Neighbourhood
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