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Scientific assistant

Dr. Letizia Imbres Photo of Dr. Letizia Imbres

(+49)231 755-3014

(+49)231 755-4785

Consultation hours
by arrangement


Technische Universität Dortmund
Fakultät Raumplanung
Fachgebiet Raumordnung und Planungstheorie
44221 Dortmund

Visitor address
Campus Süd
GBI, 3. OG

Room 415

Further information


Main research

  •  Industrial restructuring and geographic change in the automotive industry (primarily in North America, Europe and East-Asia)
  •  Spatial, demographic and social change in "motor city-regions"
  •  Industrial location theories and policies
  •  Theories, models and methods for comparative metropolitan research

Curriculum vitae

  • 2001-2008
Studied building engineering, architecture and urban planning at Università di Pavia (Italy) and Virginia Tech (USA); MSc in Building Engineering and Architecture / Laurea Specialistica
  • 2008-2010
Project engineer at MWH Global (Italy)
  • 2010-2015
Studied spatial planning at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and University of Michigan (USA); PhD in Territorial Design and Government / Dottorato di ricerca
  • 2015-2016
JSPS International Research Fellow at Ryukoku University (Japan)
  • seit 2017
Research Fellow at the Department of Spatial Planning and Planning Theory, School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund



  • Shrinking Cities International Research Network (SCiRN)
  • The International Network of the Automobile (GERPISA)

Publications and lectures

  • All publications and lectures of the department can be found here: Publikationen