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Dr.-Ing. Genet Alem Gebregiorgis

Dr.-Ing. Genet Alem Gebregiorgis Photo of Dr.-Ing. Genet Alem Gebregiorgis

(+49)231 755-2369

(+49)231 755-4398

Consultation hours
By arrangement


Campus Addresse
Campus Süd

Room 406


Professional Background


  • May 2011 Defence Dissertation „Traditional Use and Meaning of Urban Spaces: The case of Highland Towns of North Ethiopia“, Dr. Ing. Degree in Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund, Dortmund

  • 2002 – 2004 SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) TU Dortmund and University of Dar es Salaam. MSc Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Management, “Upper Second Class Honours” 

  • 1991 – 1995 Study of Architecture, CUJAE – Centro Universitario José Antonio Echeverría, Havana, Cuba

Work experience

  • Since October 2015 IPS – International Planning Studies, TU Dortmund

  • Since 2017 Institute of Spatial Planning – IRPUD, Researcher in the project GOPLAREA – Governance and Planning of Resilient Cities in East Africa

  • 2013 – 2015 PLIQ – Planning Education in Iraq, TU Dortmund and University of Duhok

  • 2011 – 2013 Freelance researcher and consultant (Partners: District Government of Arnsberg, TU Dortmund, UNAM – Mexico, Universidad Barcelona, CEA-IUL – Portugal)

  • 2009 – 2010 Lecturer at ECSU – Ethiopian Civil Service University, Urban Management Master Program

  • April – June 2007 Assistance for the project coordination und -supervision of PHOENIX Park Dortmund, LEG Stadtentwicklung GmbH & Co.KG

  • 1999 – 2002 Architect Planner at ORAAMP – Office for the Revision of Addis Ababa Master Plan

  • 1998 – 1999 Architect Planner at Addis Ababa Works and Urban Development Bureau

  • 1996 – 1997 Architect Planner at NUPI – National Urban Planning Institute, Addis Ababa

Research fields

  • Urban resilient land governance

  • Risk and Critical Infrastructure management

  • Transformation and dynamics of built environment and urban spaces

Research projects

  • 2016 – 2017 “Evaluation long-term study - Global Learning for Sustainable Development” Phase II, DAAD

  • Since 2017 GOPLAREA – Governance and Planning of Resilient Cities in East Africa, BMBF and DAAD

  • Since 2018 LIPSINDAR – Linking Partners for Sustainable and Inclusive Dar es Salaam, BMBF

Scholarships and awards

  • November 2011 DAAD Prize for the Outstanding Achievement of a Foreign Student

  • February 2009 DAAD Scholarship Award for PhD Research in Ethiopia

  • June 2002 KAAD Scholarship Award for Masters Studies in Urban and Regional Planning and Management in Germany and Tanzania

  • June 2000 Addis Ababa Urban Development and Works Bureau, Award for outstanding professional input 

  • 1989 ICAP (Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos) Scholarship Award for Architecture study in Cuba


  • German – Business fluent

  • English – Business fluent

  • Spanish – Business fluent

  • Amharic – Mother tongue


Publications from Dr.-Ing. Genet Alem Gebregiorgis in topic Publications.