Research

Projects & Dissertations

People-centered urban design

Our research group develops innovative approaches in people-centred urban design. We investigate how urban design promotes green and inclusive mobility as part of the multidisciplinary research cluster »Infrastructure – Design – Society«, and we develop tools for co designing sustainable urban mobility as part of the EU funded project UrbanSCOPE. Our publications present first empiric data on street networks and mental health, a new concept for improved pedestrian accessibility at the Frankfurt bookfair, the important and long overlooked role of urban design in promoting young people’s wellbeing, and a smartphone game to co design learning environments.

Dissertations

Ongoing dissertation projects

Intermodal Urban Open Spaces – An analysis of inner-city mobility stations in the Rhine-Main region

Dipl.-Ing. Marianne Halblaub Miranda
Thesis supervisor: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll
Second supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Petra Schäfer, Leiterin der Fachgruppe Neue Mobilität, FRA UAS

Socio-spatial Interaction (SSI): Design strategies to promote integration of elementary school-aged refugees in Berlin

Chen Siqi M.A.
Thesis supervisor: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Urban Design Strategies to Support Active Travel in Parents with Infants

Gladys Vásquez Fauggier M.Sc.
Thesis supervisor: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Restorative Effects of Streets in Densifying Urban Environments

Lanquing Gu M.Arch.
Thesis supervisor: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Improving multimodal accessibility in urban agglomerations

Lakshya Pandit M.Tech.
Thesis supervisor: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Completed dissertation projects

Der Transitraum am Hub Flughafen. Analyse und Auswirkungen der Raumqualität und des Raumcharakters des Umsteigeweges auf das Wohlbefinden des/der Umsteigepassagiers/in.

Dr.-Ing. Lena Reiß
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr-Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff, Design and Urban Development (EST)
Co-speaker: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Women and the urban sanitation challenge: Tracing an intersectional relationship

Dr.-Ing. Anshika Suri
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr-Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff, Design and Urban Development (EST)
Co-speaker: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Inhabitants awareness toward conservation of urban heritage area – Case study of Darmo heritage area, Surabaya, Indonsesia

Dr.-Ing. Erika Astuti
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr-Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff, Design and Urban Development (EST)
Co-speaker: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Pervasive and Persuasive Serious Games

Dr.-Ing. Tim Dutz
at Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. habil. Ralf Steinmetz, Multimedia Communication Lab (KOM)
Second supervisors: Dr. Stefan Göbel and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ing. Martin Knöll

European Shopping Centre Architecture – in France and Italy

Dr.-Ing. Christian Seemann
Thesis supervisor and speaker: Prof. Dr-Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff, Design and Urban Development (EST)
Second supervisor: Prof. Alex Wall, TH Karlsruhe
Co-speaker: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Aircraft noise-induced annoyance in the vicinity of Cologne/Bonn Airport – The examination of short-term annoyance as well as their major determinants

Dr. phil. Susanne Bartels
at Department of Human Sciences, TU Darmstadt
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. Joachim Vogt, Research group Work and Engineering Psychology
Second supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rainer Höger, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Member of the examining board: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll