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History and Theory of the City

Prof. Dr. Monika Grubbauer

The Chair in History and Theory of the City explores the historical development of cities and urban societies and the related economic, social and cultural processes of urban transformation from an interdisciplinary and international perspective and with a special focus on the role of urban design and planning in these processes.

Forschung | Research

Ongoing and completed research projects, PhD supervision

Personen | Staff

Professor, research assistants, visiting researchers und student assistants

Lehre | Teaching

Courses, student projects, and a selection of theses topics

Archiv | Archive

Past conferences, workshops, lectures, events, and department news

Kontakt | Contact

Professur Geschichte und Theorie der Stadt

Prof. Dr. Monika Grubbauer

HafenCity Universität Hamburg
Henning-Voscherau-Platz 1 | Raum 4.126
20457 Hamburg
Tel: (040) 42827-5223
Mail: Monika.Grubbauer(at)hcu-hamburg.de

Ofiice hours: Tueasdays 09.00-11.00 (by arrangement)


New publication - 09.11.2020

In the context of the project Urbanization and finance in developing countries: marketization, institutionalization and internationalization of housing microfinance in Mexico, Prof. Monika Grubbauer and Luisa Escobar have published a first article in the Community Development Journal. 

Teaching research project

Student housing in Hamburg

This study is the result of the teaching research project on student housing in Hamburg carried out in the winter semester 2019/2020. It was offered, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Monika Grubbauer, Eva Kuschinski and Andreas Jasiulek, as an elective for the BA and MA courses in Urban Planning, Metropolitan Culture and Urban Design. The project was initiated by interested students who wanted to examine the housing conditions of students in Hamburg in the context of current housing policy debates. Special attention was paid to the relationship between living and studying. 


HafenCity Universität Hamburg
Henning-Voscherau-Platz 1 | Raum 4.126
20457 Hamburg
Tel: (040) 42827-5223

Office hours

Tuesdays 09.00-11.00
(by arrangement)