Dr Franziska SIELKER

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr Franziska Sielker is a Lecturer for Planning and Housing at the Department of Land Economy and an Associate Member of the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research. Apart from being a Co-I for the Cities Knowledge Graph project, she was a Co-Principal Investigator for the now-complete Consumer Energy Usage Data in Smart City Development (CEUS) project.

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Research Interest

Her research interests cover smart city development and the challenges of planning future cities, e.g. through the use of Building Information Modelling, spatial governance and transformation of fast growing cities as well as the impacts of foreign direct investments on national and local planning practices.

Key Publications

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For further information see as well Planning Future Cities.

Sielker, Franziska; Sichel, Amarynth; Allmendinger, Phil (2019). Final Report - Future Cities in the Making: overcoming barriers to information modelling in socially responsible cities, Centre for Digital Built Britain at the University of Cambridge. Read more here.

Sielker, Franziska (2018): The European Commission’s Proposal for a Cross-border Mechanism (ECBM): Potential Implications and Perspectives. In: Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law, Issue 3, 2018, DOI: 10.1108/JPPEL-08-2018-0024

Sielker, Franziska (2018): European spatial governance – towards a sectoralisation of spatial planning? In: Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law, Issue 2, 2018, DOI: 10.1108/JPPEL-03-2018-0011

Gänzle, Stefan, Stead, Dominic, Sielker, Franziska & Chilla, Tobias (2018): Macro-regional Strategies, Cohesion Policy, and Regional Cooperation in the European Union: Towards a Research Agenda. In: Political Studies Review.

Sielker, Franziska; Mirtl, Jörg (2017). Positioning EU Macro-regions – When Sectoral Policies Meet Cohesion Policy. European Structural and Investment Funds Journal (3/2017): 223 – 234

Sielker, Franziska (2016). A stakeholder-based EU Territorial Cooperation – the example of European macro-regions. In: European Planning Studies. 24 (11), pp. 1995 – 2013. Available online here.

Sielker, Franziska (2016). New Approaches in European governance? – Perspectives of Stakeholders in the Danube Macro-region. In: Regional Studies, Regional Sciences 3 (1) pp. 88 – 95. Available online here.