Associate Partner / Facilitator / Urban Planning Expert
Her passion for sustainable urban life and city structures has been a driving force in Annette’s life and career. As a geographer and professional city planner with more than 20 years of experiences she has been working with many cities in Germany and all over the world, helping them solve contemporary urban problems and creating a dialogue between citizens, government, business an academia about liveable and sustainable cities.
Annette actively joined CITYMAKERS in 2017 while living in Shanghai and working for NAX, the Network for Architecture Exchange of German Chamber of Architects and for Constellations International. With her comprehensive professional background in urban planning, she was involved in all kinds of urban exploration, conferences, learning journeys, research, and trend scouting on modern urban topics e.g. smart cities, healthy cities, mobility, liveability and participation to improve our urban future. Holding a master in mediation, Annette was invited as guest-lecturer at Tongji University CAUP to design and conduct a model-public-participation-project in Shanghai Jingan district to upgrade three existing neighbourhoods according to the residence needs.
Born in 1964 on a farm in a traditional multi-generation-household in Greven/Westfalia, Germany, she has an intuitive connection to nature, communication and in making social connections. After receiving her Diploma at the Westfaelische Wilhelms-University in Muenster she built up professional urban knowledge in public service as well as in private planning companies in Germany, South Korea, US and China. Since December 2019 she relocated back to Wiesbaden, Germany, where she remains an Associated Partner for Constellations and an active member of CITYMAKERS.