MSc. Franziska Schreiber

MSc.  Franziska Schreiber

MSc. Franziska Schreiber

Researcher and Lecturer

Telephone +49 (0)711 685 83360

Since May 2020
Teaching and staff member at the Institute of Urban Planning and Design – Department for International Urbanism led by Prof. Dr. Astrid Ley – at the University of Stuttgart.

Senior researcher and urban development consultant at adelphi, Berlin

Junior officer on Urban Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, World Secretariat in Bonn

MSc. Urban Studies, University College London

CV Summary

Franziska Schreiber is a researcher at the Department for International Urbanism at the University of Stuttgart, a senior associate at adelphi and also a freelance consultant to bi- and multi-lateral agencies on urban development.

Prior to joining the University of Stuttgart, Franziska Schreiber was head of the urban transformation area at adelphi, where she led research and consultancy projects on urban development and policy for clients such as the Cities Alliance, UNESCO, ministries, associations and foundations. She was the leading researcher of the project “Global Urban Transformation” funded by the BMI/BBSR, which analysed the role and implications of global agendas (e.g. Agenda 2030, New Urban Agenda, Paris Climate Agreement) for urban planning and development in Germany and Europe and developed recommendations for the revision of the National Urban Development Policy and the Leipzig Charter. Her research and writings span the fields of governance, urban policy, SDG localization, sensory approaches in urban planning, city visioning, as well as participation and co-production processes.

Franziska Schreiber also worked at the global city network ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability on projects related to urban resilience and adaption to climate change. Moreover, she was a research assistant at the German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu), the Department of Urban and Regional Sociology at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin and the Urban Design Research Institute in Mumbai, India.

Franziska holds a Masters in Urban Studies from the University College London (UCL), UK. Previously, she studied social science and geography at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.


Schreiber, F., Burkel, B., Misselwitz, P. and Walther, C. (2020):  Globale urbane Transformation: Einbindung von New Urban Agenda, SDGs und Pariser Klimaschutzabkommen in die kommunale und nationale Stadtentwicklung in Deutschland, in: BBSROnlinePublikation,Nr. 04/2020. Bonn: BBSR.

Schreiber, F. and Göppert, H. (2018): Wandel von Nachbarschaft in Zeiten digitaler Vernetzung, in: vhw – Schriftenreihe 9. Berlin: Vhw-Bundesverband für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen.

Dellas, E. and Schreiber, F. (2018): Follow-Up and Review of the New Urban Agenda, in: Planning Theory and Practice, Vol 19 (1), pp. 133 -137.

Schreiber, F. and Carius, A. (2016): The Inclusive City: Urban Planning for Diversity and Social Cohesion, in: Worldwatch Institute (ed.): State of the World: Can a City Be Sustainable? Washington D.C.: Worldwatch Institute, pp. 123-141.

Blokland, T., Giustozzi, C. and Schreiber, F. (2013): The social dimensions of urban transformation: Contemporary diversity in global North cities and the challenges for urban cohesion, in: Mieg, Harald A and Klaus Töpfer (eds.): Institutional and Social Innovation For Sustainable Urban Development. New York: Routledge, pp. 117-129.