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Prof. Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow was appointed full professor at the TU Braunschweig in 2012, where she heads the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU).
She is a licensed architect and urban planner, and co-founder of COBE in Copenhagen with Dan Stubbergaard (2005- 2012) and COBE Berlin (2012), a practice focusing on architecture, urban planning, public space design, and research. Carlow studied architecture at TU Berlin and TU Delft (1995-2002). She holds a MA in Urban Management from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Copenhagen University, Ca Foscari Venice, Autonomous University Barcelona and Antwerp University (2004), and a PhD from the Center for Strategic Planning at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2012).
In 2013, Carlow was appointed Member of the German Association of Architects (BDA) and auditor of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). Dr. Carlow has lectured and taught at universities worldwide, including Tsinghua University, Tongji University, Riseba Riga, Penn State University and Cornell University.
Carlow's research explores sustainable land use patterns, urban form and practices, urban-rural relations, and participatory planning. Her professional work has garnered prestigious prizes, including the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale (2006, Best National Pavilion), the MIPIM Award Cannes (2012), and the Golden Medal for the best of Copenhagen Buildings (2012).