Rapid Planning

Rapid Planning (RP) is an action oriented research project that has been developed under the umbrella of the Future Megacities Research Program of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). RP seeks to develop a rapid trans-sectoral urban planning methodology with a focus on urban basic services infrastructure, specifically targeting supply and disposal infrastructure. The service sectors covered by the project include energy, water, waste water, solid waste, and urban agriculture.

Frankfurt UAS is responsible for the RP subproject 3 “Urban Planning and Capacity Building”.

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) is extensively involved in the integration of the project with the German reference city of Frankfurt am Main, as well as in the integration of the RP methodology into spatial and urban planning procedures in the case cities. It is also involved in the analyses of the different municipal administrative and planning structures and is the leader of “Capacity building/training units” work package, including the organisation of capacity building workshops for the international partners.

Rapid Planning is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

Events and activities

News and publications

RAPID PLANNING, First Application Conference

On May 9, 2019, the First Rapid Planning Application Conference will take place at the venue of the City Planning Department in Frankfurt am Main.

Download of the conference program here

RAPID PLANNING, A flexible system for localized sustainable development

A publication of the Frankfurt UAS Rapid Planning Team for the scientific journal 'Technical Transactions', 9-2018, pag. 33-48.

Link to download the complete article here.

RAPID PLANNING, Nachhaltiges Infrastruktur-, Umwelt- und Ressourcen- Management für hoch dynamische Metropolregionen

A publication of the Frankfurt UAS Rapid Planning Team for the journal TRANSFORMING CITIES, 1-2016, pag. 56-60.


International Conference in Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg, Germany, May 22nd – May 29th, 2016

RAPID PLANNING, Sustainable Infrastructure, Environmental and Resource Management for Highly Dynamic Metropolises

Brochure by the Rapid Planning Consortium, 2015

The brochure can be downloaded here.

Press articles on Rapid Planning have been published by Frankfurter Rundschau on September 23rd, 2014, and on May 14th, 2016.

Regular Rapid Planning News can be found here.

Partners and funding

This project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).


Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Michael Peterek
Studiengangsleitung Umweltmanagement und Stadtplanung in Ballungsräumen M.Eng. + Urban Agglomerations M.Sc.
Gebäude 1, Raum 506
  • Architect and Urban Planner
  • Professor of Urban Design
  • Course Director of International Master Programme “Urban Agglomerations” (M.Sc.)
Ulrike Reichhardt
Gebäude Kleiststr. 1, Raum E 84
Fax : +49 69 1533-2374
  • Research and Innovation Manager at FFin Institute and Faculty 1
  • Project coordination and management
  • Lecturer in research methodologies
Yaman Hebbo
Gebäude Kleiststr. 1, Raum E 81
  • Architect and Urban Planner
  • Architect and Urban Planner
  • B.Arch. Natalia Calixto Solano
  • Eng. Deborah Machado Ayres
  • M.Sc. Elvia Erosa Mercado
  • M.Sc. Olga Korovina
  • M.Sc. Monica Salazar Duenas
  • M.Sc. Carlos Guerra Bustani

Rapid Planning Project Office

Visitors address:

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Nibelungenplatz 1
Building Kleiststr. 1, Room E 81
D-60318 Frankfurt am Main

Tel. +49 69 1533-3617
Tel. +49 69 1533-3694

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letzte Änderung: 14.10.2019