Birgit Hausleitner is a Lecturer of Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft. She has a background as an architect, being educated at TU Vienna, Austria and Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and an urbanist, trained at TU Delft, NL and IUAV Venice, Italy. After some years of gaining practical experience as an architect in Vienna, she conducts research and teaches in urban design at TU Delft since 2011. At TU Delft, Birgit coordinates urbanism theory and research and design studio courses as part of the MSc urbanism and advanced MSc of European Urbanism.
She is an expert in advanced spatial analysis and its application in urban design. Her research focuses on the development and use of configurational typologies as spatial models that allow a) a multi-scalar and multi-variable evaluation of a city’s potential for economic activity, mixed-use and diversity, and b) morphological cross-case comparisons in relation to urban economic activities. She led the TU Delft project team JPI Cities of Making, focusing on the spatial-morphological preconditions for manufacturing activities in European cities. Currently, she leads the project ‘Liveable manufacturing’, research on the spatial design requirements to include manufacturing in mixed-use areas in Amsterdam.
Lecturer of Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology
MSc, Urbanism, Delft University of Technology