Stefan Höffken is the Head of Data & Platform at Tegel Projekt GmbH, the municipal company tasked by the State of Berlin with Europe’s largest smart city project: the redevelopment of the former airport Berlin-Tegel as an innovation park and residential neighbourhood. As an expert in smart cities and digital urban planning, Stefan is responsible for the design and implementation FUTR Hub, a competence center for urban data and planning, which will also feature an urban data platform for the entire site. Previously, Stefan served as the Deputy Director at Hamburg’s Office for Semantic Standardisation in Planning and Building for Public Service.
Stefan holds a PhD in Urban Planning; his thesis focused on the intersection of mobile technologies, participative processes and urban planning. Apart from his research activities, he is a lecturer at HafenCityUniversity (HCU Hamburg) and previously TU Berlin (El Gouna Campus), convening the courses “New Technologies in Urban Planning” and “Urban Data and GIS”, respectively.