Prof. em. Dr. Bernd Scholl | Spatial Development

Bernd Scholl was Full Professor for Spatial Development at the Institute of Spatial and Landscape Development from 2006 to 2018. From 1997 to 2006, he was Head of the Institute for Urban and Regional Planning (ISL) (today: Institut für Regionalwissenschaft IfR) at the University of Karlsruhe and Full Professor of the Chair of the same name. He has been co-owner of a planning office for urban and regional planning in Zurich since 1987.


Professor Scholl’s Foci are the Planning, Development and Design of our Living Spaces

Land, the central resource for living space, is limited and cannot be expanded. This basic fact and the diversity of the demands and interest in its use have created challenging, but also fascinating, situations and problems.

In teaching and research, as well as cooperative projects, the Chair is dedicated to the solving the difficult and significant tasks of spatial development, future as well as present. Some of the focal points are the avoidance of additional sprawl, the use of syngergies between infrastructures and spatial development, and transnational cooperation. To clarify and solve such tasks, the establishment of and training in adequate planning methods, processes and instruments is indispensable.