Iris Gleichmann / GIZ / Germany - Ukraine
Iris Gleichmann (1966) studied architecture and urbanism in London and Stuttgart and has worked in offices in the UK, Germany and Japan. As Research Lecturer at the Institute of Urban Planning at Dresden University, Germany, from 1999 to 2002, one of her main areas of investigation were informal settlements in Syria and Cambodia.
From 2002 until 2009, she was a principal and then partner at the Office for Environmental Planning and Urban Development (B.U.S.) based in Dresden, Germany, working locally and internationally in the fields of integrated urban development, heritage protection, reuse of former industrial sites and economical development for various clients, including city governments, international development organisations and the EU.
Since 2009, she has been the Director of the German-Ukrainian cooperation project “Municipal development and rehabilitation of the Old City of Lviv” (Ukraine) for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Lviv.
Theme: "Doing Integrated Urban Development - examples from Ukraine, Germany and Romania".