Professor / University of Technology, Braunschweig
Founder / COBE Berlin
Vanessa Miriam Carlow was appointed full professor at the TU Braunschweig in 2012, heading the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU). She is a licensed architect and urban planner, founder of COBE Berlin (2012), a practice focusing on architecture and urban planning.
Carlow studied architecture at TU Berlin and TU Delft (1995-2002). She holds a joined master’s degree in Urban Management from five European Universities, and a PhD from the Center for Urbanism at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (2012).
Carlow has lectured and taught at universities worldwide, including Cornell, Tsinghua, Tongji, Riseba Riga and Penn State University. Carlow’s research explores strategies for sustainable urban development in the context of worldwide urbanization.
Her professional work has garnered prestigious prizes, including the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale (2006, Best National Pavilion), the MIPIM Award Cannes (2012), and the Golden Medal for the best of Copenhagen Buildings (2012).
Since 2015 Carlow is co-speaker of TU Braunschweig’s core research area FUTURE CITY.