Janin Walter

Project Manager at TSPA. Urbanist and spatial strategist, who likes to test the developed urban development on models.

Janin Walter studied architecture at the Technical University of Berlin and spatial strategies at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee. After completing her studies in architecture, she worked for the renowned KCAP office for several years. In 2006 she founded the KCAP branch in Zurich together with Ute Schneider. In this working context she developed the focus for Dynamic Urban Development.

From 2007 to 2018 she worked for the Berlin office Urban Catalyst with a focus on Integrated Urban Planning. She led projects such as ‘RAW Dialogverfahren’, ‘Lebenswertes Chorweiler’, INSEK Nürnberger Osten, Holzmarkt and many others. All projects brought different interests together and translated them into sustainable urban design. Together with the clients, the working team developed an iterative process design, whereby all planning stages were discussed and adapted both with the key players and with the public. Step by step, all participants worked together to develop a design that could be implemented immediately after completion of the process.

Janin also taught at various universities. At the TU Braunschweig, at the Chair of Urban Planning, she was a scientific assistant from 2008-2010 and from 2010-2015 an artistic assistant at the Chair of Fine Arts at the TU Berlin. She has held a visiting professorship in architecture and urban planning at the RISEBA in Riga from 2013-2014. Over the last 10 years she has conducted workshops on design development in various contexts, for example at the UrbanLab in Pori/Finland, in Brussels/Belgium, in Muscat/Oman, Florence, Milan/Italy.

Since 2018 she has been researching the re-configuration of spaces at the TU Berlin. In the Collaborative Research Centre 1265 she investigates the superposition of spatial migration and tourism.

Since November 2019 she is part of the TSPA team.