Prof. Dr. Ing. Angela Million

  • Role in Center:

    Director, Action Speaker, 2nd Generation MOOC Partner

  • Discipline:

    Urban and Regional Planning

  • University:

    Technische Universität Berlin

  • Country:


Biography: Prof. Dr. Angela Million is a Professor of Urban Design and Urban Development and currently serves as the Director of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the Technical University (TU) Berlin. She is also the Director of the “Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability” (GCSMUS) and an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University. Before this, she was a researcher at the Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) at TU Dortmund, Germany.

Professor Million studied Urban Design and Planning in Germany, Spain and the US. She holds a Dipl.-Ing. from BTU Cottbus and a PhD from TU Dortmund. Her research focuses on participatory urban design, building and planning culture (Baukultur), with a special interest in educational landscapes and the development of multifunctional infrastructure. Her recent research explores spatial knowledge in planning processes within the collaborative research centre CRC 1265 “Refiguration of Spaces”. She is a founding member of JAS Jugend Architektur Stadt e.V., a non-profit association dedicated to architecture and the built environment education and participation of children and young people.

Selected Publications:

  • Million, A. (2019): Learning Environments in Baukultur. Moments and Processes in Built Environment Education for Children and Young People. Wüstenrot Stiftung.

  • Million, A. (2018): Sosteniendo la escalera. In: LUDANTIA. Bienal International de Educación en Arquitectura.

  • Million, A./Coelen, T./Heinrich, A. J./Loth, C./Somborski, I. (2017): Gebaute Bildungslandschaften. Verflechtungen zwischen Pädagogik und Stadtplanung. Berlin: Jovis Verlag.

  • Million, A./Heinrich, A. J./Coelen, T. (2017): Education, Space and Urban Planning. Education as a Component of the City. Springer International Publishing.

  • Heinrich, A. J./Million, A. (2016): Young People as City Builders. Youth Participation in German Municipalities. In: disP – The Planning Review 204, 52.1, 56-71. DOI: 10.1080/02513625.2016.1171049.

  • Million, A./Bürgow, G./Steglich, A. (2016): Urban Waters for Urban Agriculture – ROOF WATER-FARMs as Participatory and Multifunctional Infrastructure. In: Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Planning, Rob Roggema (ed.), Book Chapter 9, 142-165. New York: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-18308-7.

  • Million, A./Machemer, P./Kotval, Z. (2015): Engaging and educating young people in sustainable development: communicating research findings and planning practice in an active learning environment. In: Silva, Elisabete/Healey, Patsy/Harris, Neil/Van den Broeck, Pieter (Hrsg.) (2014): The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods. New York: Routledge, 502–517. ISBN 978–0‑415–72795.

  • Million, A./Heinrich, A. J. (2014): Linking Participation and Built Environment Education in Urban Planning Processes. Current Urban Studies, 2, 335–349.

  • Niemann, L/Schauz, T./Uttke, A./Ruhr.2010 GmbH (Hrsg.) (2010): The Housing Culture Trail. Living in the Ruhr Metropolis. Klartext Verlag, Essen. ISBN 978-3-8375-0386-9.

  • Uttke, A. (2009): Supermärkte und Lebensmitteldiscounter. Wege der Städtebaulichen Qualifizierung. Dortmund: Rohn Verlag. ISBN 978-3-939486-33-6.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Educational Landscapes
  • Children and Youth
  • Built Environment and Architecture Education
  • Multifunctional Infrastructure
  • Retail and Commercial Development

Current Position(s):

  • Head of the Chair for Urban Design and Urban Development, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Director, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Dean for Young Scholars and Gender, Faculty VI Planning Building Environment, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Director, Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability
  • Partner, Planning Firm STADTIDEE Potsdam/Dortmund

Past Position(s)

  • Researcher, TU Dortmund
  • Researcher, Difu – German Institute of Urban Affairs, Berlin

Prizes & Awards:

  • 2011: Fellowship for Innovation in Teaching by Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
  • 2009: Nomination for the Advancement Award of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
  • 2008: Dissertation prize 2008 at TU Dortmund, Dortmund
  • DIFA-Award, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, 1st prize, Diploma thesis “Big Boxes” with Antje Veit, Munich
  • Prizes in design competitions: Interdisciplinary competition for urban redevelopment “TATORT Stadt,” 1st prize, “Pflegewerk Weiße Riesen,” Berlin

Memberships & Networks:

  • Chairperson, IWRA Mongolia Chapter
  • Architecture and Children – UIA Built Environment Education Network
  • Since 2015: Member on the Board of Trustees for National Urban Development Policy of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Reactor Safety of Germany –
  • Member on the expert committee for urban/spatial planning of the accreditation association for study programmes in architecture and planning ASAP
  • Since 2013: Member of the expert commission of the association “Kinderfreundliche Kommunen e.V.“ (child friendly cities and towns)
  • Association for Urban, Regional and State Planning (SRL)
  • GPEAN Global Planning Education Association Network
  • Architecture and Children – UIA Built Environment Education Network