Dr. Shahd Seethaler-Wari

Dr. Shahd Seethaler-Wari

Architecture, Urban Planning

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Shahd Seethaler-Wari is a post-doctoral researcher at the department of social and cultural diversity. Her focus in the 'Asylum seekers' needs and aspirations' project is the spatial needs of asylum seekers in the refugee accommodations in Lower-Saxony, and the role of architecture and infrastructure of accommodation facilities in the daily lives and future trajectories of asylum seekers.

Dr Seethaler-Wari studied Urban Planning and Urban Management at TU Berlin, and Architecture at Birzeit University in Palestine. Her PhD research focused on the perception and use of public space by Palestinian immigrants and refugees in Berlin. From 2013 till 2015, she was a part time lecturer at HTW in Berlin teaching 'Regional Policies in Less Developed Countries' in the framework of International and Development Economics Master’s program (MIDE). Before her postgraduate studies in Germany, she worked as a senior project coordinator at the International Peace and Cooperation Center (IPCC) in Jerusalem focusing on urban rights and alternative and participatory planning.


[2017] Palestinian Berlin. Perceptions and Use of Public Space. LIT-Verlag: Berlin.

[2015] Enacting the Palestinian Identity in the Public Spaces of Berlin. Journal of Palestinian Refugee Studies, 5(2), 19-32.

[2015] Präsenz von palästinensischen Migrant/innen im öffentlichen Raum von Berlin-Mitte. Lernen-aus-der-Geschichte. (online)

[2011] Jerusalem: One Planning System, Two Urban Realities. CITY, 15(3-4), 456-472.


Improving Governance in Secondary Cities in Bangladesh, TU Berlin and GTZ: Berlin, 2009.

Jerusalem Wall: A Decade of Division and Urban Incarceration. A Survey on the Impact of the Separation Wall on Jerusalem. IPCC: Jerusalem, 2009.

Successful Jerusalem: Scenarios, Vision and Strategies, IPCC: Jerusalem, 2008.

Jerusalem on the Map III, IPCC: Jerusalem, 2007.

The Wall: Fragmenting the Palestinian Fabric in Jerusalem, IPCC: Jerusalem, 2007.

City of Collision: Jerusalem and the Principles of Conflict Urbanism, Birkhäuser Architecture, 2006.

Jerusalem in the Future: Scenarios and a Shared Vision, IPCC: Jerusalem, 2005.

Jerusalem on the Map II, IPCC: Jerusalem, 2005.