About Me

I am a German-American urbanist, urban planning academic and environmental advocate who believes in the crucial importance of “getting cities right.” My work seeks to meaningfully contribute to the creation of more socially just and environmentally sustainable human settlements.  My experience combines over 20 years of policy advocacy and consulting for non-profits and for major international institutions such as UN Habitat and the World Bank with an only slightly shorter transatlantic career in academia.

Most recently, my research has focused on controversial urban megaprojects, especially the successful (re-)development and (re-)design of major rail stations. I am also an enthusiastic advocate for making cities more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly for people of all ages, genders, cultural backgrounds and income levels.

Download my publications at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Deike_Peters