Katharina Lampe

Edited on 01/02/2024

Katharina Lampe

  • Germany

  • German, English, French
  • katharina.lampe@posteo.de
Availability :
Available for Lead Expert role and Ad-hoc expertise missions

Validated Expert info

Expert can perform the Lead expert role and Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:


1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities


2. Thematic expertise:
[Participative governance, Strategic urban planning]


3. Methods and tools for integrated and participatory approaches:
> Integrated and participatory design of strategies
> Monitoring and evaluation for effective implementation


I'm a political scientist (double diploma Münster/Lille) with proven experience and passionate curiosity to design effective change processes in and with cities in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

For 15 years, I have been shaping national and international strategic cooperation and networks (i.e. with German Development Cooperation/giz,  the Bosch Foundation and Kokonsult), bringing people from different sectors into dialogue on sustainable urban and regional development. 

As a facilitator  I support learning and innovation (i.e. German- South-Caucasian Cities Network) with inspiring and co-creative methods (i.e. design thinking, liberating structures, barcamp) that fit the network and it's learning goals. I adeptly use online tools for workshop design and consistently experiment with new methods.

As a mediator and participation expert I create spaces for inclusive dialogue and assist cities in designing and delivering inclusive, accessible and target-group specific participation formats in person and online. I have particular expertise in guiding processes with high conflict potential. 

As a strategic advisor for urban development...

...I collaborate with cities to develop forward-thinking and creative business models with the aim to revitalize the city centre and find intermediate & adaptive reuse of vacant buildings. In doing so, we explore new pathways for vibrant and climate-friendly cities. One example https://ideenkino.de.

... I conduct sustainability assessments, develop and draft local sustainability strategies for municipalities. We reflect on what the slogan 'localizing the SDG' specifically means for German cities. https://skew.engagement-global.de/global-nachhaltige-kommune.html

... I assist cities to create a truly integrated and participatory process to reflect the impact of current trends for their city. Based on that, we develop strategic plans which tackle conflicts and use synergies i.e. in Heidelberg

As an organisational advisor and evaluator I help teams cooperate, set goals and develop plans to reach those goals. I evaluate international development projects all over the world (i.e. Tunesia, Morocco, Southest Europe, Subsahara Africa) according to OECD-DAC standards and facilitate learning loops.

Feel free to reach out to me if I can be helpful to you in any of these roles as an empathetic and creative sparring partner. I look forward to it!