Prof. Dr. Florian Koch

Portrait von Prof. Dr. Florian Koch
 +49 30 5019-3808
Campus Treskowallee
TA Gebäude C , 439
Treskowallee 8
10318 Berlin

Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet

Real Estate Management, Urban Development and Smart Cities


Stadtforschung/Urban Studies, Urban Planning, Urban Transformations, Digital Cities, Housing Market Development, Sustainability




  • since 06/2021 Spokesperson of the HTW research cluster "Sustainable Smart Cities", together with K. Ninnemann
  • 04/2018 Professor of Real Estate Management with a focus on Urban Development and Smart Cities, HTW University of Applied Sciences Berlin
  • 01/2015 - 03/2018 Manager of the Integrated Project "Urban Transformations: Sustainable Urban Development in terms of Resource Efficiency, Quality of Life and Resilience" at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH Leipzig, Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
  • since 01/2015 Visiting Professor at the Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, Maestria en Urbanismo y Desarrollo Territorial
  • 01/2011 - 01/2015 Long-term lecturer of the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service, and Professor of European Studies and Regional Development at the Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, Director of the Instituto de Estudios Europeos, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia and DAAD representative on the Colombian Caribbean coast
  • 02/2009 - 10/2010 Research assistant at the Institute for Urban Research, Planning and Communication at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt and coordinator of the study programme Urban and Spatial Planning
  • 10/2004 - 12/2008 Doctoral fellow of the Heinrich Böll Foundation at the Institute of Social Sciences of the Humboldt University Berlin and the Bauhaus University Weimar in the doctoral programme "New Urban Governance "Research stay at the Cracow School of Economics, Poland as DAAD doctoral fellow
  • 11/2002 - 09/2004 Research assistant at the IfS Institute for Urban Research and Structural Policy GmbH, Berlin
  • 10/1996 - 10/2002 Studies of spatial planning at the University of Dortmund and the University La Sapienza in Rome


Nach Vereinbarung.

Working groups and research stays

  • since 2022 Appointed member of the working group "Use of Artificial Intelligence in Spatial Development" of the ARL Academy for Spatial Development in the Leibniz Association
  • 2022 Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Urban Laboratory, UCL London, UK
  • since 2021 Brain City Ambassador of the State of Berlin since
  • 2021 Member of the Expert Council of the project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • 2018-2019 Head of the DKN Future Earth Co-Design project group "SDGs at the urban level" (together with K. Krellenberg)
  • 2018 Sustainability Visiting Expert, UNILAK, Kigali, Rwanda, funded by the Elsevier Foundation and TWAS The World Academy of Science.
  • 2017-2019 Head of the Future Earth Working Group "Urban Sustainability Transformations - Integrative Urban Research" of the German Committee for Sustainability Research DKN (together with K. Krellenberg)
  • 2017-2020 Appointed member of the working group "Sustainable spatial development for the Great Transformation" of the ARL Academy for Spatial Research and Planning
  • 2015-2016 Project "Interdisciplinary European Studies in Latin America / Estudios Europeos Interdisciplinarios en América Latina (IESLA)", cooperation between the Universidad de Costa Rica, the Colegio de México and the Universidad del Norte, funded by the EU's Erasmus+/Jean Monnet Programme and the DAAD
  • 2015 Fellow of the Future Earth young scientists programme of the International Social Science Council, Paris
  • 2014 World Social Science Fellow for "Sustainable Urbanization" of the International Social Science Council, Paris
  • Since 2012 Reviewer for the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD
  • Since 2010 Reviewer of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

Funktion und Organisationseinheit

  • Immobilienwirtschaft (B)
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  • Fachbereich 3: Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften