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Professor Astrid Ley


Astrid Ley is professor for International Urbanism and course director of the international master program Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD) at University of Stuttgart. Prior to her position in Stuttgart she was urban development research analyst at the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and senior urban researcher in a project on “Housing for the Urban Poor: From Local Action to Global Networks” at TU Berlin. She has a continued interest in localizing sustainable development in the context of the complexity of cities. Her expertise and publication record include topics related to the urbanization and housing processes, the role of local governance, co-production and civil society.

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