Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Univ. Jörg Schröder

Architect and urban planner.

Chair for territorial design and urban planning at the Institute of Urban Design and Planning of Leibniz Universität Hannover; Dean for Research of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences.

His focus in research and teaching is on urban design and architecture outside the metropolitan cores: new methods of analysis and design for an “architecture of territories” that aims to enhance sustainable dynamics of periphery for development paths and visions for liveable places. A cross-scale approach between architecture, urban planning, and territorial development addresses in particular the issues of innovation and resilience, in conjunction with new forms of communication and interaction on processes of strategy formation and co-design. Dynamics of periphery refer to spatial practices in urban peripheries and fragmented areas, as well as to new spatial constellations of metropolitan regions, urban-rural cooperation, diversified rural areas, touristic regions, mountain and coastal regions. New models for the construction of strategies, processes, and programmes of development, including mobility and infrastructure concepts, can help to give greater social value to spatial potentials and use them as a source of inspiration for circular territories.

His track of international projects in research and development includes Dynamics of Periphery, Creative Food Cycles, Creative Heritage, Re-Cycle Italy, Rurbance, AlpBC, AlpHouse; the concept and organisation of international conferences, workshops and exhibitions in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain. 2010 he was invited to the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Numerous publications and editorships.

1998 Master in Architecture at Technische Universität München TUM, 2002-10 researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture of TUM, 2010-12 head of the research group AlpHouse.

Member of the Advisory Board of the Network for Building Culture of Lower Saxony and member of the Scientific Board of the Bavarian Academy for Rural Areas.



Selected publications:

  • Jörg Schröder (2018) “Open Habitat”. In: Jörg Schröder, Maurizio Carta, Maddalena Ferretti, Barbara Lino., eds. (2018) Dynamics of Periphery. Atlas of Emerging Creative and Resilient Habitats. Berlin, Jovis. pp. 10–29.
  • Jörg Schröder, Maurizio Carta, Sarah Hartmann eds. (2018) Creative Heritage. Berlin, Jovis. pp. 110–113.
  • Jörg Schröder (2018) “Urbanism and Architecture in Regiobranding”. In. Jörg Schröder, Maddalena Ferretti  (2018) Scenarios and Patterns for Regiobranding. Berlin, Jovis. pp. 6–15.
  • Jörg Schröder (2017) “Towards an Architecture of Territories”. In: Jörg Schröder, Maurizio Carta, Maddalena Ferretti, Barbara Lino eds. (2017) Territories – Rural-urban Strategies. Berlin, Jovis. p. 14–33.
  • Jörg Schröder, Maddalena Ferretti, Sarah Hartmann, Emanuele Sommariva (2017) “ReCycle: a Territory-based Approach”. In: Lorenzo Fabian, Stefano Munarin eds. (2017) ReCycle Italy Atlante. Siracusa, LetteraVentidue edizioni. p. 385-387.
  • Jörg Schröder (2017) “The Construction of Alpine Building Culture”. In: Reporting from the Alps. Ecology, Architecture, Interiors. ALPS design magazine, special issue for Klimahouse Fair 2017. LISt Lab, Trento. pp. 14 - 21.