Lars Loebner

Lars Loebner

Head, Special Department Housing and Urban Land Use Planning, Berlin
Dipl-Ing. Arch. | Regierungsbaumeister | Senatsrat | Member of the German Academy of Urban and Regional Planning (DASL)

Lars Loebner studied architecture at the Technical University Berlin and the Swiss Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and received a scholarship for an additional post-graduate program in Computer Aided Architectural Design at the ETHZ. Further, he took the Bavarian Final State Examination in public building administration and urban planning at the Bavarian Board of Building and Public Works in the State Ministry of Interior. He started his professional career at the Urban Planning Office of the City of Regensburg , gained international work experience as a consultant to the Office of the Revision of the Addis Ababa Masterplan (ORAAMP) where he introduced the planning system of Local Development Plans and was involved in the planning and development of large urban extension areas. Lars Loebner then transferred to the Urban Planning Office in the Leipzig Municipality as a chief officer with responsibility for the planning and design of public spaces. He continued his consultancy due to the twinning between the cities of Leipzig and Addis Ababa over the following next 10 years. Within this period, he was involved in major urban transport, strategic urban planning, waste management and environment protection projects of the Ethiopian capital. In 2012 he became the Director of Urban Planning in the Municipality of Halle (Saale). Since 1st of January 2021 he works as Head of the Special Housing Unit at the Senate for Urban Development and Housing in the State of Berlin, where he is responsible for development and planning of 7 New Urban Quarters with more than 35.000 housing units. Lars continued his international work as a member of several city network activities of the German Federal Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Interior, including South Africa, Romania and the Ukraine. He was invited in international conferences as the BUILD conference of the German Marshall Fund in 2017 in Detroit and the Sustainable African City Conference in Accra, Ghana in 2018 organized by the German National Academy of Sciences. In 2017 Lars was appointed as member of the German Academy of Urban and Regional Planning (DASL). He is a prize winning architect and urban planner with several teaching experience and lecturer at German and international universities. In 2019 he became a fly-in professor at the GUTech in Oman for urban design.

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