is founding partner of CITYFÖRSTER architecture + urbanism and managing partner of the office in Hanover. Previously, she worked for David Chipperfield Architects, Berlin, Henning Larsen Architects, Copenhagen, und Beyond Green, London. She studied architecture at the University of Hanover, the University of Berlin and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. The focuses of her work are conceptual and strategic designs in the fields of urban planning, urban and residential design. Of her specific interest are urban redevelopments, public space and the role of architecture within a culture of sustainability. Verena has been teaching since 2007. She is visiting professor for urban architecture and design at the University of Kassel since 2017. From 2007 to 2014 Verena has been working as lecturer and research assistant in the field of architectural theory and design methodology at the University of Hanover. She finished her PhD thesis on "Complex morphology in contemporary architecture" in 2013. Moreover she has been teaching architectural design at the School of Architecture, Bremen (2012-2014), and at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (2011, 2014). She is a member of the Architectural Association of Lower Saxony (AKNDS), the Union of Urban and Regional Planning (SRL) and Baukollegium Berlin.