Elisabeth Merk

Elisabeth Merk has served as the City of Munich’s Planning Director since 2007. From 1988 to 1994, she worked in architecture and monument protection and completed her PhD in Florence. From 1995 to 2000, she contributed to urban planning, urban monument conservation, and special projects in Munich and Regensburg. She headed the urban development and urban planning division in Halle/Saale from 2000 to 2006. In addition to her role as an observer in the Construction and Transport Committee of the German Association of Cities and Towns, Elisabeth is a member of the Construction and Planning Committee of the Bavarian Association of Cities and Towns; the UNESCO Network for the Conservation of Modern Architecture and Integrated Territorial Urban Conservation; the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS); the German National Committee for Monument Protection; the German Academy for Urban Construction and Regional Planning; the Board for National Urban Development Policy; and the Federal Foundation for Building Culture and the German Werkbund. In 2009, Elisabeth was appointed honorary professor at the Hochschule für Technik in Stuttgart.