Research Associate at the University of Stuttgart, Institute of Urban Planning and Design – Department of International Urbanism
Advanced training for Mediation (univ.) at the International Academy for innovative pedagogy, psychology and economy at the Freie Universität Berlin
M.Sc. in Urban Design at Berlin University of Technology
Dipl.Ing. (FH) in Landscape Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan
Lenka Vojtová is a research assistant at the department for International Urbanism at the University of Stuttgart. Her professional career started in landscape architecture and regional planning. She continued working for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on urban poverty in Bangladesh, safety in public spaces in South Africa, and from 2010-2013 in the project Municipal Development and Rehabilitation of the Old City of Lviv, Ukraine, focussing on integrated urban development, project coordination, public spaces, participatory processes, advising the city administration as well as non-governmental organisations.
Since 2013, she is freelancer engaged in interdisziplinary aspects of cities, consults on public spaces and urban green, and co-organizes study tours for international stakeholders in urban development. Since joining the University of Stuttgart in 2016, Lenka mainly teaches in the international master’s program Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD). She supervises various research and design studios, and specialises at methods and tools applied in urban context. Passionate to work with groups and communities in her professional assignments, the design of participatory processes and aquitance with communication and moderation techniques are integral parts of her teaching. Since 2017, Lenka is mentor in the CANaction school for Advanced Studies in Integrated Urban Development in Kiev, Ukraine.
PUBLICATIONS AND EXPERTISE (SELECTION)
Vojtová, L. (2015): Liveable Courtyards _ A Self-Help Guide to Improving Shared Courtyards. Published by the GIZ and the City of Lviv, Ukraine.
Vojtová, L. (2011): Integrated Development Concept for the Old City of Lviv. 2011. Published by the City of Lviv, Ukraine.
Vojtová, L. (2011): Design Guidelines for the City of Lviv – Recommendations and Rules for the Safeguarding of Historical Buildings. 2011. Published by the City of Lviv, Ukraine.
Vojtová, L. (2011): International Design Competition for Sites of Jewish History in Lviv / Ukraine _ Documentation 2011. Published by the City of Lviv, Ukraine.
Vojtová, L. (2010): Bridging the Urban Divide in Bangladesh _ Event report for the joint Conversation Event of the Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives and the LCG Urban Sector. Published by GTZ and UNDP
Laue, F. (2012): Vertical Versus Horizontal: Constraints of Modern Living Conditions in Informal Settlements and the Reality of Construction. In: Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, p.111.
Co-Editing and Co-Authoring (selected):
2014 Co-editor and author of a publication Trialog-journal, issue on “Camp Cities”, University of Stuttgart/Chair of International Urbanism (Prof. Dr. P. Misselwitz), 2014
2013 “The Aleppo Archive – a place for the memory of urban history”, in collaboration with GIZ and Friends of the Old City of Aleppo Association, Stuttgart, 2013