Jun. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniela Zupan

Daniela Zupan (Dr.-Ing. Mag. phil.) is Assistant Professor of European Cities and Urban Heritage at the Institute for European Urban Studies, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Daniela holds a diploma in Architecture from Graz University of Technology, a master's degree in Slavic Studies from the University of Graz, and a doctoral degree from University of Stuttgart. Her doctoral research, which was part of the DFG-funded research project InnoPlan, investigated the paradigm shift from modernism to the compact mixed-use city model in Germany and Austria. From 2016-2018 Daniela was involved in a research project at RWTH Aachen on urban conflicts in Germany, Russia and Ukraine, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Before joining Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, where she explored urban development processes in contemporary authoritarian contexts.

Her doctoral thesis has been published in 2018 under the title “Leitbildwechsel. Dynamiken und Charakteristika städtebaulicher Innovationsprozesse” (“Paradigm Shifts. Patterns and dynamics of innovation processes in urban planning and design”). Daniela has also published in scientific journals such as Antipode, Area, Housing Studies, Informationen zur Raumentwicklung, Forum Stadt, Planung neu denken and Europa Regional, as well as in blogs such as marlowes, nextcity or SPERI. For her master’s thesis on ‘Urbanistic ideas in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia based on the case of Perm’ she was awarded the Otto-Borst-Price for Young Urban Researchers in 2013.

Daniela Zupan is director of the Institute for European Urban Studies, member of the director's board of the International Heritage Centre, and member of the doctoral candidate admission board of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. She is co-editing the series Interdisciplinary Housing Research at transcript.