Professor Deike Peters

Narrative Biography

My work seeks to meaningfully contribute to the creation of more socially just and environmentally sustainable human settlements.  My experience combines over 20 years of policy advocacy and consulting for major international institutions such as UN Habitat and the World Bank with an only slightly shorter transatlantic career in academia.

As an avid urbanist and urban planner, I believe in the crucial importance of “getting cities right.” Most recently, my research has focused on controversial urban megaprojects, especially the successful (re-)development and (re-)design of major rail stations. I am also an enthusiastic advocate for making cities more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly for people of all ages, genders, cultural backgrounds and income levels. 

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