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Join the Dept of Urban Studies and Planning at UC San Diego and their guest lecturer, Barbara Schönig for her talk: “Urban, Diverse, Invisible: The Paradigm of Social Housing after Welfare State Transformation in Germany

Barbara Schönig, Prof. Dr.-Ing. studied Urban Planning, German Literature and History of Arts in Berlin and Columbus, Ohio. In her PhD she focused on Metropolitan Planning and Civil Society in the United States. Before becoming a professor for Urban Planning at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in 2012, she taught at Technical University Berlin and Technical University Darmstadt. She is Director of the Institute for European Urban Studies at the Department for Architecture and Urbanism at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.  Her research focuses on critical studies of planning and its role within processes and practices of space production. Fields of research include interdisciplinary housing research, social housing, participation in urban development as well as processes of spatial restructuring of urban, suburban and rural areas.