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Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Scholz

Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Scholz Photo of Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Scholz


Campus Addresse
Campus Süd


Work History

  • 1993 – 1997: employed as a town planner at the 'BürofürStadtplanung und Stadtforschung, Prof. Zlonicky, Prof. Wachten and Othmar Ebert': projects on urban design and urban development, Dortmund
  • 1997 -2000: employed at the ‘BürofürStadtplanung und Stadtentwicklung H.-J. Hamerla’: projects on urban development and urban management, Dortmund
  • 2000-2003: researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Spatial Planning, University of Dortmund, Department of Geography and Development Planning and Management (Prof. Dr. Kreibich)
  • 2006: PhD-Disputation ‘Challenges of Informal Urban Development - The Case of Zanzibar Town‘
  • 2004-2007 and 2009-2012: lecturer at the English Masterprogramme SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies), Faculty of Spatial Planning, University of Dortmund
  • 2007-2009: DAAD Lecturer in Urban Planning at the Ardhi University, Tanzania
  • 2010 ongoing: researcher at the Faculty of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
  • since 2012: Associate Professor für Urban Planning and Architcural Design an der German University of Technology, GUtech, Mascat, Oman
  • October 2014 - March 2018: Acting chair International Planning Studies, Faculty of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University
  • since April 2018: Academic staff of the IPS-department at the Faculty of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University

Research interests

  • Informal urban development, esp. in Africa
  • Tourism development and regional development
  • Informal planning tools and processes
  • Comparative research on planning legislation
  • Urban infrastructure


All publications of Wolfgang Scholz can be found under Publications.