Head of Research Unit
European Spatial Development and Territorial Cohesion | Governance Research | Border Regions | Smart Cities
Franziska Sielker was appointed University Professor of Urban and Regional Research at the Faculty of Spatial Planning and Architecture at TU Wien in April 2022. Prior to this, she was Assistant Professor of Planning and Housing at the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge from 2019 to 2022 and Deputy Professor of International Planning Studies at TU Dortmund University from 2018 to 2019. She was also a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge from 2017 to 2018.
Franziska Sielker received her doctorate in political and economic geography from FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2017 with her thesis on macro-regional integration. She obtained her degree in spatial planning at TU Dortmund University in 2012 with a thesis on the governance of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. Since 2011, her research has focused on developments in the Danube region, questions of European spatial development and governance.
Main research interests:
- European spatial planning policy and governance
- Analysis of various trends in urban developments, including housing policy, digitalization, the concept of digital twins and climate change adaptation strategies
- Complex phenomena of financialization of infrastructures and their impact on spatial planning and development.
- Introduction to regional science
- Theory of urban and regional development
- Strategies for sustainable and resilient spatial development
- European instruments of spatial development
- International Urbanization
- European cities in a global context
Mah, Osten & Sielker, Franziska. (2023). Heritage Websites as a Useful Addition to the Planning Toolkit in Singapore. International Journal of E-Planning Research. 12. 1-16.
Li, J., Burgess, G., & Sielker, F. (2023). Political mobilisation and institutional layering in urban regeneration: Transformation of land redevelopment governance in China. Cities, 141, Article 104508. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2023.104508, opens an external URL in a new window
Jia, Y., Morrison, N., & Sielker, F. (2023). Delivering common property in Chinese contractual communities: Law, power and practice. Urban Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/00420980231164930, opens an external URL in a new window
Yamu, C., Tan, W., & Sielker, F. (2023). Case studies: City-scale digital twins. In L. Wan, T. Nochta, J. Tang, & J. Schooling (Eds.), Digital Twins for Smart Cities (pp. 31–67). ICE Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1680/dtsc.66007.031, opens an external URL in a new window
Quek, H. Y., Sielker, F., Akroyd, J., Bhave, A., von Richthofen, A., Herthogs, P., Yamu, C. van der L., Wan, L., Nochta, T., Burgess, G., Lim, M. Q., Mosbach, S., & Kraft, M. (2023). The conundrum in smart city governance: Interoperability and compatibility in an ever-growing ecosystem of digital twins. Data & Policy, 5, Article e6. https://doi.org/10.1017/dap.2023.1, opens an external URL in a new window
Peyrony, J., Sielker, F., & Perrin, T. (2023). Coopération territoriale transfrontalière entre la France et l’Allemagne : évolution, convergence et perspectives. In E. Gustedt, U. Grabski-Kieron, C. Demazière, & D. Paris (Eds.), Villes et métropoles en France et en Allemagne. Hanovre (Vol. 21, pp. 193–215).
Savage, T., Akroyd, J., Mosbach, S., Hillman, M., Sielker, F., & Kraft, M. (2022). Universal Digital Twin – the impact of heat pumps on social inequality. Advances in Applied Energy, 5, Article 100079. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adapen.2021.100079, opens an external URL in a new window
Peyrony, J., Sielker, F., & Perrin, T. (2022). Cross-border territorial cooperation between France and Germany: evolution, convergence and perspectives. In E. Gustedt, U. Grabski-Kieron, C. Demazière, & D. Paris (Eds.), Cities and Metropolises in France and Germany (Vol. 20, pp. 180–199).
Chilla, T., Fráně, L., Sielker, F., & Weber, J. (2022). Cross-border regional development on the Bavarian-Czech border: The" right" forms of cooperation. In T. Chilla & F. Sielker (Eds.), Cross-Border Spatial Development in Bavaria: Dynamics in Cooperation – Potentials of Integration (Vol. 34, pp. 71–87).
Sielker, F., & Chilla, T. (2022). Cross-border spatial development in Bavaria: Starting point, current challenges and conceptual debates. In F. Sielker & T. Chilla (Eds.), Cross-border spatial development in Bavaria: Dynamics in Cooperation – Potentials of Integration (Vol. 34, pp. 5–22).
- Sielker, Franziska (2017) Macro-regional integration: new scales, spaces and governance for Europe? Doctoral thesis. Available under https://opus4.kobv.de/opus4-fau/frontdoor/index/index/docId/8517