Dr. Ing. Sigrid Busch

Dr. Ing. Sigrid Busch

Dr. Ing. Sigrid Busch

Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Architect

Telephone +49 (0)711 685 83367

Doctorate Degree, Universität Stuttgart, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning

Since 2002
Teaching and research staff member at the Institute of Urban Planning, Universität Stuttgart

Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.), Universität Stuttgart, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning

Diploma (Dipl.-Ing. FH), HFT Stuttgart, University of Applied Sciences

CV Summary

Dr.-Ing. Sigrid Busch is a senior researcher and architect at the Institute of Urban Planning, University of Stuttgart, Germany. She studied at the HFT Stuttgart, the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Stuttgart. After completing her degree in Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Stuttgart in 2000, she worked in planning offices in Germany and the Netherlands. In 2013, she obtained her doctoral degree on the topic of “new forms of public-private cooperation for inner city masterplan processes”.

Her research interests include local governance structures and the interplay of stakeholders from the private sector, civil society and the political-administrative level. The focus of her work in research and teaching is on strategic planning and sustainable urban development. As head of the Media Laboratory at the Institute of Urban Planning and Design, she addresses the topics of digital simulation and visualization in urban planning which gain relevance in connection with an increasingly participatory approach to planning.

In the context of research, she has contributed to the Realworld Laboratory for a Sustainable Mobility Culture (funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts) that aims to enhance the cultural dimension of sustainable mobility and investigates the role local citizens can play in actively shaping and enabling this process through social innovations. As a collaborating partner of the IER and ZIRIUS, she was also involved in exploring the spatial dimension of the Energy Transition in Germany exemplified by the Stuttgart Neckar Valley area. Within the project „WECHSEL“ – run under the BMBF research framework program FONA3 – the reconfiguration of energy infrastructure was examined in order to harness the potential for a high-quality urban and landscape development alongside the river bank.


Busch, S. (2021) (together with Raphael Dietz and Dan Teodorovici): ‘Conflicts as catalytical elements in transdisciplinary knowledge production: Recommendations based on the research project WECHSEL’. In: TRIALOG. A Journal for Planning and Building in a Global Context, Vol. 137, Berlin 2021, pp. 24-30

Busch, Sigrid (2021) (together with Raphael Dietz, Dan Teodorovici et al.): ‘Scenario-based mission statements. Promoting sustainable urban development in the context of energy transition’. In: TATuP (Zeitschrift für Technologiefolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis / Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice), Vol. 30/1. Special Topic: Climate-neutral and intelligent cities in Europe, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), pp. 29-35

Busch, Sigrid (2020) (together with Dan Teodorovici, Raphael Dietz, Astrid Ley, Markus Blesl, Lukas Brodecki, Frank Wendel, Christoph Bahret, Michael Ruddat, Doris Lindner, Yvonne Zahumensky, René Hahn, Serena Oberecker, Frieder Hartung, Hermann-Lambert Oediger, Johannes Rentsch, Frank Gwildis):
“Weiterentwicklung der bestehenden Stuttgarter Energieinfrastruktur und resultierende Chancen für die nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung“ (WECHSEL). Endbericht des BMBF-Forschungsprojekts, Stuttgart 2020 (WECHSEL, Final Report)

Busch, Sigrid (2018): ‘Animated Urbanism – Videoclips zur Mobilitätskultur’. In: Universität Stuttgart, Reallabor für nachhaltige Mobilitätskultur (Hrsg.): Stuttgart in Bewegung – Berichte von unterwegs. Berlin: Jovis

Busch, Sigrid (2015): ‘Co-financing informal planning tools: New forms of civic participation in Germany and their implementation into formal planning procedures’. In: CUI III Conference Proceedings, Istanbul, pp. 142-143, ISBN: 978-605-9207-10-2

Busch, Sigrid (2014): Investment und Baukultur. Neue Formen öffentlich-privater Kooperation am Beispiel innerstädtischer Masterplanverfahren. Detmold: Rohn Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-939486-90-9

Busch, Sigrid; Sgobba, Antonella (2014): ‘Lärmschutz und Energieeffizienz im Städtebau’. In: Bott, Helmut et al: Lehrbausteine Städtebau. Stuttgart: Städtebau-Institut, ISBN 978-3-930548-29-3

Anders, Stephan; Baumüller, Jürgen; Busch, Sigrid et al. (2014): ‘Simulationen’. In: Bott, Helmut; Grassl, Gregor: Nachhaltige Stadtplanung: Konzepte für nachhaltige Quartiere. München: Detail Verlag, pp. 222-229, ISBN 978-3-95553-193-5