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Deborah Heinen, Master of Urban Planning, Design and Development

Überseeallee 16 (Raum 1 105 C)
20457 Hamburg
Tel: + 49-40-428-27-4532


Fachliche Schwerpunkte:

Climate mitigation action

Implementation of informal plans

Transitions in shrinking cities and fragmented urban areas

US-Transportation policy and complete streets planning


Since November 2015
Research assistant and doctoral fellow in department of urban planning and regional development at HafenCity University

06/2014 to 10/2015
Regional planner in the research, analysis, and policy division at Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (OH, USA)

09/2013 to 05/2014
Planner in the community and regional planning division at Cuyahoga County Planning Commission (OH, USA)

Graduated from Cleveland State University (OH, USA) with a Master of Urban Planning, Design and Development

09/2011 to 05/2013
- Graduate assistant in division for public administration and environmental studies at Cleveland State  
  University (OH, USA)

- Studied at Cleveland State University to get her Master in Urban Planning, Design and Development

06/2012 to 07/2012
Planning intern for division of strategic and long-range planning at Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt, City of Berlin

Graduated from Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany) with a Bachelor of Cultural Studies, Knowledge Management, and Logistics: Cultural Engineering

Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Semester
- Semester abroad at Cleveland State University (Ohio, USA) in urban studies; Fall 2010
- Semester abroad at University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) in urban studies and international
  management; Spring 2011

04/2010 to 07/2010
Research intern for department of urban and environmental sociology at Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (Leipzig, Germany)

Studied at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany) to get her Bachelor in Cultural Studies, Knowledge Management, and Logistics: Cultural Engineering

Assisted with quantitative household survey on the perception of urban woodlands among residents in the City of Leipzig (Germany) at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Zingale, N., & Riemann D. (2013). Coping with shrinkage in Germany and the U.S.: A cross-cultural comparative approach toward sustainable cities. Urban Design International, 18 (1), 90-98.

Zingale, N., Liggett, H., & Riemann D. (2014).Trial by space: Articulating value in the context of a shrinking city. Administration & Society, 46 (9)

WiSe 2015/16
Lecture “Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung”, Master Stadtplanung, at HafenCity University

WiSe 2012/13
Tutor in Public Finance am Levin College for Urban Affairs (Cleveland State University)

WiSe 2009/10
Tutor in Handlung und System im Studiengang Cultural Engineering

08/2011 to 10/2015
Vice President and Chair of the Engineering Committee for Heights Bicycle Coalition (Cleveland Heights, OH, USA)

2007 to 2011

Project Manager for Projects “StadtTräume”, Youth Bank, and Mayoral Forums at Jugendforum Magdeburg (Germany)

Full Scholarship der German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

Since 2012

Member of the American Planning Association