Born 1968, graduated as spatial and environmental planner. He has been working for the local administration of Leipzig (Germany) from 1997 to 2007, for the local administration of Timisoara (Romania) from 2007 to 2009 and for Leipzig’s local administration again from 2010 to 2013. In July 2013 he started working in his current possition at Lviv City Institute. His mission in Lviv is to increase the knowledge about Western European approaches in urban development. It is part of the German-Ukrainian cooperation for development. In Leipzig he was strongly involved in the regeneration of large neglected areas. This process was characterised by close cooperation between civil society, real estade developers and local administration.