Prof. Dr.-Ing. Silke Weidner


Institute of Urban Planning

Chair of Urban Management

Field of research
Urban development processes
Urban management with regard to stakeholders, processes and instruments
Cities and trade

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Silke Weidner is the head of the Chair Urban Management, and the director of the Institute of Urban planning at the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. She is the President of the Knowledge Network- City & Retail in Leipzig, the Vice-President of the Society of Property Researchers of Germany (since 2014), and a managing partner of the |u|m|s| Stadtstrategien. She has received her Doctorate from the University of Leipzig, with a doctoral dissertation about urban development and shrinking cities. Her research interests cover topics such as urban development processes, urban management (with regard to stakeholders, processes and instruments) and trade in cities. Her field of research mainly covers dissertation topics in focus areas 1 and 3.