Team / Partners

Andreas Voigt

Andreas Voigt, head of centre and director of the research team,

studied Spatial Planning at TU Vienna, where he was awarded a doctorate with distinction („sub auspiciies praesidentis“) and was subsequently appointed Associate Professor of Local Planning. His research and teaching activities focus on sustainable urban and regional development and spatial simulation and its theoretical foundations.

Julia Forster

Julia Forster, head of simlab,

is an architect concerned with strategic visualization of energy and mobility data in settlement areas as a tool to support planning and decision-making. She completed her PhD under the auspices of the URBEM doctoral college and was awarded with the TU Wien Ressel Prize 2017 for her PhD.

Julia Pechhacker

Julia Pechhacker, project researcher,

is a spatial planner. Her master‘s dissertation chiefly deals with the development of the Danube region with a focus on visual representation of analytical results and planning tasks using geographical information systems (GIS).

Tiina Maria Hotakainen

Tiina Maria Hotakainen, researcher,

is a PhD student at TU Wien and the University of Oulu in Finland whose research focuses on areas in transformation. In her work at the SimLab she is analysing the extent to which digital and analogue art and culture installations can be used to support planning processes.

Isabella Schuster

Isabella Schuster, project researcher,

is a spatial planner with professional experience in infrastructure planning and visualization for municipal customers. She is doing a PhD in spatial planning and is currently attending the International Doctoral College – Spatial Research Lab. Her main research focus lies on the interdisciplinarity of spatial development and entangling planning affaires.

Stefan Bindreiter

Stefan Bindreiter, project researcher,

is a trained software developer with years of professional practice in various software development companies. Currently, he is master student of spatial planning and in his diploma thesis he will focus on spatial analysis along the local railway network of Upper Austria.

Doris Mayer

Doris Mayer, office and administration,

always keeps her eye on the big picture. Doris is in charge of the organisational, administrative and financial side of the simlab and also schedules the lab time for the various projects.

Birger Schacht

Birger Schacht, IT system manager,

takes care of the lab‘s hardware, software and network environment and is the contact for all technical matters.