Markus Maicher

  MA Urban Studies, BA Sociology Since the city is a micro cosmos of different cultures and identities, public squares have to be open and hybrid spaces that reflect and embrace diversity. They should foster interaction rather than passivity, equality rather than hierarchy and civic orientation rather than commercial orientation
University assistant

Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Vienna University of Technology University 

assistant urban researcher,



CV Markus Maicher

born 1984 in Austria.

Professional career and education, planning and research practice

since 2011
Member of staff wienXtra – Implementation of “Use-It” map for Vienna

2010 – 2011
Member of project staff at University of Vienna, Department of Geography and Regional Research
Member of project staff at Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Urban and Regional Research

2004 – 2010
studies in Graz /AUT (Sociology), Vienna /AUT, Brussels /BEL, Kopenhagen /DEN and Madrid /ESP (Urban studies)


2011: “Wiener Wohnbauforschungstage”, Vienna (in German)
Contribution: Analyse von Bewohnerforen als innovatives Mittel in der Wohn(bau)forschung?

2010: “Public space and the challenges of urban transformation in Europe: Politics and culture”, Vienna
Contribution: The Mediated Square

2011: “Urban Development and Planning in Western and Central Eastern Europe”, Budapest
Contribution: Brownfield redevelopment in Central-Eastern Europe

External KnowHow – research interests

New media and public space, public spheres, urban history, urban sociology


Centre of Sociology, Vienna UT (German)