Chairman of the Guiding Group Tourism Ressort Andermatt/ Skinfrastructures Ursern Valley. Government of Canton Uri.
Memberof the Advisory Board of the Regional Exhibition “Bergisches Rheinland”. Request of the Bergische Rheinland GmbH. Bergisch Gladbach.
Member of Advisory Board „European Group of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) Rhine Alpine“. Interregional Alliance for theRhine-Alpine Corridor EGTC, Mannheim
Member of the Interdisciplinary Recommendation Committee for an Agglomeration Concept for Köln-Bonn. Request of the Köln-Bonn Region.
Member of the Advisory Board of the Regional Exhibition Project of the Limmat Valley Association, Regionale 2025. Dietikon, Canton of Zurich.
Chairman of a Working Committee for the preparation of a Test Planning Process for the centre and village square development of the community of Lengnau. Request of the Community Council of Lengnau, Canton of Aargau.
Introduction and Moderation of the Trilogy Limmat Valley in cooperation with the Regional Exhibition Project of the Limmat Valley Association. Regionale 2025. Communities of the Limmat Valley, Cantons of Aargau and Zurich.
Member of the Experts’ Group for the Autobahn Lobau. At the request of the Magistrates Office of the City and State of Vienna.
Scientific Director of the Raum+ (Space+) Projects, on behalf of various cantons in Switzerland.
Participant in an Experts Dialogue on Spatial Planning, at the request of the TU Dortmund administration.
Chairman of the Test Planning Process. Railway and City Development in Patras, Greece (Rail&City CODEPATRAS). In cooperation with the NTU Athens, the University of Patras and the Hellenic Railway Organisation OSE.
Director of the research project: Railway Stations and Spatial Development in Small and Medium-Sized Cities in Switzerland. In cooperation with the University of St. Gallen. Commissioned by the SBB Fund for Research.
Chairman of the Test Planning Process for Pfäffikon-Ost and its train station. Commissioned by Freienbach, Canton of Schwyz and the Corporation Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland.
Chairman of the Jury. Investor Selection Process for Harbour Island, Offenbach-Main (area in Gutschenpark), commissioned by the Harbour Development Authority, Offenbach, Germany.
Member of the Jury for Halle 7 Project, Messe Frankfurt. Commissioned by Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH.
Moderator of the Spreitenbach Idea Competition. Commissioned by the City of Spreitenbach.
Chairman of the Limmat Valley Idea Competition. In cooperation with the communities of the Limmat Valley, Cantons of Aargau and Zurich, Swiss Federal Office of Spatial Development, Swiss Federal Office of Roads and Transport, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and Swiss Federal Office of Energy. Commissioned by Baden Regio, Zurich Planning Group for the Limmat Valley, Cantons of Zurich and Aargau, and the communities of the Limmat Valley.
Moderator for the preparation and implementation of the Ideas Competition for a Perspective on Spatial Development in the Limmat Valley. Commissioned by Baden Regio, Zurich Planning Group for the Limmat Valley, Cantons of Zurich and Aargau, and the communities of the Limmat Valley.
Chairman of the Investor Competition for Harbour Island, Offenbach/Main, commissioned by the Harbour Development Authority. Offenbach, Germany.
Moderator of the International Symposium on Spatial and Railway Development in Greece and Switzerland. ERGOSE, City of Patras, Alptransit, University of Patras, University of Athens and ETH Zurich. Patras, Athens, Zurich.
Chairman of the Urban Development Area Berlin – Main Train Station, Europacity. Commissioned by the Senate Building Department and DB AG. Berlin.
Chairman of the Test Planning Process for the Attisholz Industrial Redevelopment Area (ca. 105 ha). Commissioned by the Canton of Solothurn, the communities of Riedholz and Luterbach, and the landowners Borregard Schweiz AG, Adisca AG, and Schilliger AG.
Scientific Director of the International Summer School programme: Perspectives of European Metropolitan Regions. ETH Zurich, in cooperation with the ARL and five European universities: Amsterdam, Hamburg, Helsinki, Milan, and Vienna.
Moderator of the International Symposium on Spatial and Airport Development, ETH Zurich and Zurich Airport AG, DLR Hamburg, Pratt & Whitney Connecticut, EPFL, Boeing Co., Seattle, ARE Bern, Canton Zurich, Euresearch Bern, SWISS, ETH M-TEC, ICAO Paris, and Skyguide, Dübendorf. ETH Zurich.
Chairman of the Jury of the Competition for the Redevelopment of the Terminal 1 area of Frankfurt-Rhein-Main Airport. FRAPORT AG.
Initiator of the EU Project: CODE 24 (Corridor Development of the North-South Link Rotterdam–Genoa). On the initiative of the Chair of Spatial Development with support from the Swiss Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE) and the Gotthard Committee.
Panel Member of the Committee of Experts on Financial Support for EU Research Projects, now called the Starting Fund European Research Council (ERC). Brussels.
Member of the Advisory Group for EU Project SUME (Sustainable Urban Metabolism for Europe). Vienna.
Member of the Advisory Board for the Swiss Association for Regional Planning (VLP: Schweizerische Vereinigung für Landesplanung). Bern.
Scientific Director of the Raum+ Projects in various cantons of Switzerland.
Moderator of the International Meeting of Experts on Higher Education in Spatial Planning (HESP). ETH Zurich.
Director of Studies for the Master’s programme in Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems. ETH Zurich.
Moderator of the International Meeting of Experts: Spaces and Projects of National Importance (SAPONI), ETH Zurich.
Chairman of Test Planning Process for the Urmiberg Axis in the Canton of Schwyz. Commissioned by the Public Construction Authority, Office of Spatial Development, Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland.
Member of the Swiss delegation at the meetings of the International Planning Group. (D-NL-LUX-A-CH).
Member of the Steering Committee S3F (Swiss Spatial Sciences Framework) in the ETH Domain: ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne, Eawag, WSL, Empa and PSIWSL.
Chairman of the International Advisory Group on: Long-term Perspectives for the Spatial Development of the Dübendorf Military Airport (245 ha); commissioned by the Canton of Zurich and the cities of Dübendorf, Wangen-Brütisellen, Volketswil and Wallisellen, and the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS/VBS).
Scientific Director of the Urban Planning Advisory Team (UPAT) for the Limmat Valley; in collaboration with ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners).
Jury Chairman of the design competition: A New Chemistry Building for the University of Giessen, commissioned by the University of Giessen and the Ministries of Finance and Education and Science of the State of Hessen, Germany.
Member of the Executive Board for the Regional 2010 programme between Cologne and Bonn; commissioned by the agency, Regional 2010, Cologne.
Speaker for the International Doctoral College’s Research Lab: Space. The Future of European Metropolitan Regions. In collaboration with the Universities of Stuttgart, Hamburg, Karlsruhe and the Technical Universities of Munich and Vienna.
Scientific Head of the Federal Department of Spatial Planning’s model process of the Swiss Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE): “Raum+ Schwyz” (Space+ Schwyz). Create and maintain an Internet-based overview of the interior development of the canton of Schwyz in collaboration with the Cantonal Department of Planning, Schwyz and the Swiss Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE).
Chairman of the idea competition: Plan for Campus Development, Giessen – Using test plans for the structural and spatial development of the University of Giessen; commissioned by the University of Giessen in cooperation with the City of Giessen.
Representative for the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Spatial Planning at ETH Zurich, a two-year programme for practising professionals.
Jury chairman of the planning competition: Mobility Hub Augsburg – Redesign of Königsplatz; at the request of the City of Augsburg and the Office of Municipal Services.
Moderator of the top-level panel talks: “European Quarter Frankfurt”; commissioned by aurelis (property owners), Messe Frankfurt, Vivico, DB AG, and the City of Frankfurt am Main.
Scientific Director of the project: Raum+. Production and maintenance of Internet-based overviews for the urban development of the regions Hochrhein-Bodensee, Middle Oberrhein, Rhein-Neckar, Stuttgart, Neckar-Alb and North Black Forest; in cooperation with regional associations, the canton of Basel-Land and the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of the Environment of the State of Baden-Württemberg Land and the Institute for Urban Development and Spatial Planning (ISL) of the University of Karlsruhe.
Chairman of the Test Planning Process: Perspectives on Spatial Development in the Lower Reuss Valley; commissioned by the Canton of Uri.
Chairman, International Group of Experts: Perspectives on Swiss Spatial Planning and Spatial Development; commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE).
Chairman of the jury for the development of Halle 11/Entrance West (150 million € investment) of the Frankfurt Fair; commissioned by the Frankfurt Messe Venue Exhibition GmbH, Frankfurt.
Director: City Networks: Advantages, Usefulness and Constraints, Bern; event commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office for Spatial Planning (ARE).
Concept, planning and moderation of the lecture series: Cities and Regions in Dialogue about the Internal Development of Our Cities and Regions (Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Bern, Zurich and Vienna); ETH Zurich in cooperation with ISL, University of Karlsruhe. Sponsored by Hamasil Foundation, Zurich.
ETH Rector’s representative for the Spatial Planning Module of the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Spatial Planning at ETH Zurich.
Director of the Test Planning Process: Development of the European Quarter around the Emser Bridge in Frankfurt am Main, commissioned by Frankfurt Messe, Vivico, aurelis, DB AG and the City of Frankfurt am Main.
Coordinator of the lecture series: Cities in Dialogue on the Urban Development of Our Cities (Frankfurt, Munich, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Zurich); a collaboration between the Institute for Urban Development and Spatial Planning of the University of Karlsruhe and the Institute for Spatial Planning and Landscape Development of ETH Zurich, sponsored by the Hamasil Foundation, Zurich.
Scientific Director of the EU research project: PROSIDE (Promoting Sustainable Inner City Development). Stuttgart, Milan and Budapest.
Scientific Director of the federally funded MORO programme: Demonstration Projects of Spatial Planning (MORO – Nachhaltiges Regionales Siedlungsflächenmanagement) in cooperation with the Verband Region Stuttgart.
Project Moderator: Long-Term Perspectives for an Integrated Spatial and Railway Development of the High Rhine and the Upper Rhine; commissioned by the regional associations of Hochrhein-Bodensee, South Oberhein, Alsace region, and the Cantons of Basel, Basel-Land and Aargau.
Chairman of the European Quarter Frankfurt Task Force; commissioned by Frankfurt Messe, Vivico, aurelis and the City of Frankfurt am Main.
Scientific Director of the EU research project: Development Concept for the Reactivation of the Local Open Spaces of Murgtal; commissioned by the district of Raststatt and supported by the European Union.
Member of Advisory Planning Committee: Olympia 2012; invited by the City of Leipzig.
Coordinator of project week: Airports and Spatial Development; part of the postgraduate course on spatial planning (now MAS, formally NDS), ETH Zurich.
Scientific consultant for the conference: Redevelopment before New Development, 15–16 May 2003; in collaboration with the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of the Environment and Transportation of the State of Baden-Württemberg.
Chairman of the International Expert Committee on Long-Term Perspectives for Airport and Spatial Development in the canton of Zurich (RELIEF); commissioned by the cantonal government of Zurich.
Chairman of the International Group of Experts: An Integrated Concept for Transport and Regional Development for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg IVL; commissioned by the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Team Leader: Test planning for an integrated railway and spatial development of NEAT approach in Felderboden, Canton of Schwyz; commissioned by cantonal government of Schwyz.
Chairman of the Council for Action Programme: European Quarter Frankfurt; commissioned by Frankfurt Messe, Vivico, aurelis and the City of Frankfurt am Main.
Chairman of the City Planning Advisory Board of the City of Wesseling am Rhein.
Coordinator of Spatial Planning Module; postgraduate programme in Spatial Planning at ETH Zurich formerly NDS, now MAS).
Member of the Board of Senior Consultants of Munich charged with selecting a new soccer stadium for Munich; commissioned by the City of Munich, and the football associations: TSV 1860 Munich and Bayern Munich.
Senior consultant for a study on the spatial structure of the Frankfurt Airport Extension, in the context of a regional planning procedure; commissioned by FRAPORT AG and the City of Frankfurt am Main.
Scientific Director of the research project: Sustainable Land Management for the City of Stuttgart; commissioned by the Ministry for the Environment and Transport of the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Chairman of the Committee on Investor Selection for a new visitor centre at the Frankfurt am Main Airport. Commissioned by FRAPORT AG and the City of Frankfurt am Main.
Jury chairman of the urban development competition: Inner City Development in Wesseling am Rhein; commissioned by the City of Wesseling.
Co-leader of the research project: Spatial development for a light rail system at the regional level; commissioned by the Ministry for Research, Baden-Württemberg.
Member of the Steering Committee on Soil Protection Management, Karlsruhe; commissioned by the Department for the Environment of the State of Baden-Württemberg.
Member of the jury for the competition: A new residential area in the Europaviertel of West Frankfurt and for the inner City development of the City of Gaggenau; commissioned by aurelis and the cities of Frankfurt and Gaggenau.
Chairman of the Südbahn Expert Commission; appointed by the Transport Ministry of the Austrian Federal Government and the representatives of the states of Vienna, Burgenland, Kärnten, Steiermark and Lower Austria.
Participation in the award-winning project: The Future of the Regions: Sustainable Spatial Development in the PAMINA Region (Südpfalz, Mittlerer Oberrhein, Nördliches Elsass); at the invitation of the Regional Association of Middle Upper Rhine.
Member of the selection committee: A superstructure for the new airport railway station in Frankfurt am Main; commissioned by Fraport AG and the City of Frankfurt am Main.
Collaborations and Responsibilities at the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL)
Head of the Working Committee on Spatial and Transport Development in European Corridors. Example: Corridor 22, Hamburg–Athens. ARL Hannover.
Scientific Director Summer School “Perspectives of European Metropolitan Regions”, ETH Zurich in corporation with ARL together with five other European universities (Amsterdam, Hamburg, Helsinki, Milan, Wien)
Overall responsibility for the chapter on methods in the book Grundriss der Raumentwicklung, ARL.
Contributed to position paper on the Strategies for Large Traffic Areas in collaboration with Beckmann, Hesse and others, Hannover.
Chairman of the ARL Policy Commission (GKOM)
Contributed the section on Strategic Planning for the Handwörterbuch der Raumordnung.
Programme Coordinator for the scientific plenary session of the ARL in Ravensburg.
Member of the Working Committee: Verkehrsentwicklung (Transport Development) of the ARL, Hannover.
Development of an Internet platform for the Landesarbeitsgemeinschaften (state working groups) of the ARL.
Full member of the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL).
Chairman of the Study Group of the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Corresponding Member of the ARL.
Member of the Working Group on Nachhaltige Landesentwicklung (Sustainable Spatial Development) in programmes and plans of the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Scientific Coordination for the Internet Discussion Group: The future of spatial planning at the middle levels; in cooperation with the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL), Hannover
Member of the State Working Commission of Baden-Württemberg (LAG BW).