Project Leader

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Peterek


Project Coordinator

Dr. Ulrike Reichhardt


Research Assistant

M.Sc. Yaman Hebbo


Research Assistant

M.Sc. Susana Restrepo Rico



Rapid Planning

Sustainable Infrastructure, Environmental and Resource Management for Highly Dynamic Metropolises

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 University of Applied Sciences (FRA-UAS) is responsible for the RP Subproject 3 “Urban Planning and Capacity Building”.

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

Infos on the project

NEW 2017: The documentation brochure of the first Rapid Planning International Capacity Development Workshop in Frankfurt in May 2016 can be downloaded here

A publication of the Frankfurt Team on Rapid Planning in the journal TRANSFORMING CITIES, 1-2016, link to the text here

The 2015 Rapid Planning Brochure can be downloaded here.

Regular Rapid Planning news can be found here.

A presentation of Rapid Planning was given by Prof. Peterek on 2 March, 2015, at the Conference "Zukunftssicher Planen und Bauen im Ballungsraum", organized by the Frankfurt Research Institute FFin. Link to the presentation

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