Prof. Bernd Scholl
Bernd Scholl is since 2006 a full professor for Spatial Planning and Development at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Planning at the ETH Zurich. His teaching and research focal points are on land and spatial management in the local and regional development, space and infrastructure development, transnational tasks as well as development and organization of innovative planning processes and methods in spatial planning and regional development.
From 1997 to 2006 Bernd Scholl directed the Institute for Urban Development and Regional Planning at the University of Karlsruhe as a full professor for the chair of the same name. During this time, Bernd Scholl acted as a chairman and member of numerous international expert commissions and Urban Development juries, such as:
the development of long-term perspectives for the Zurich airport and the spatial planning and development of the canton Zurich,
the «Europaviertel» Consortium of Frankfurt am Main,
the development of the «Südbahn» in Austria,
the integrated traffic and land development of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg;
in the context of a group project of the European Union for the promotion of the internal development of our cities, he took the scientific direction and led the test planning procedures in Milan, Budapest and Stuttgart.
Bernd Scholl is full member of the German Regional Studies and Planning Academy, member of the scientific advisory board of the International Association for City and Regional Planning with seat in the Hague, as well as a funding member of the „Baukultur“ Foundation, in Berlin.
Born in Wetzlar in 1953, Bernd Scholl studied Civil Engineering and Urban Planning at the TU Darmstadt from 1973 to 1979. Subsequently, he took part in different planning projects at the office Speerplan, in Frankfurt. From 1981 to 1983, he completed post-graduate studies in Space Planning at the ETH Zurich, where afterwards he worked some years as assistant and upper assistant with Professor Maurer at the Institut for Spatial and Landscape Planning. At the ETH he also attained a doctorate on action planning. Since 1987, Bernd Scholl is a partner in a planning office for city and regional planning located in Zurich.