Rudolf Scheuvens is Professor of Local Planning and Urban Development Planning at the Institute of Spatial Planning and since 2013, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at the TU Wien. As Dean, he founded the future.lab, a platform for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and studies, in 2013. The future.lab creates opportunities and supports projects that encourage researchers, teachers and professionals to share knowledge openly. Rudolf Scheuvens is a member of the German Academy for Urban and Regional Spatial Planning and the local expert and owner of two architecture firms in Germany and Austria. His research focusses mainly on complex planning and development processes and on the question of affordable housing in growing cities.