Lydia Oehlwein

M.Sc. urban design

Lydia is an Urban Designer, licensed Urban Planner (AKNDS) and project leader at Cityförster in Hannover. Her focus is on climate action and designing cities for social value.

Her work at Cityförster includes urban and regional development projects, sponge city projects in China and urban design competitions.

Due to her conviction that the design of public space holds enormous potential for the climate adaptation of cities, she has been studying landscape architecture at Leibnitz University Hannover since April 2024.

Through her scientific work and her master's degree at Aalborg University, Denmark, she brings Scandinavian know-how in the fields of water-sensitive and co-creative cities to the team.

Her B.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning in Cottbus, Germany, including a semester in spatial planning at the Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), France, enables her to design regions understanding the complexities involved. She thrives in finding inventive ways to re-think how designers and planners read and form spaces and create new visions.