Roland Krebs is an urban planner / urbanist from Vienna, Austria who develops strategic action plans for cities to tackle urban growth. He has a vast, international experience in urban planning, design and development, real estate development, land use planning and regional planning. He studied urban and regional planning at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria and graduated with an MBA in strategic management (MBA) from the Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina.
After developing international urban real estate projects in Bulgaria, Serbia, Rumania and Russia from 2003 to 2010, he was the Project Lead for Urban Design for the New Central Railway Station Vienna (Wiener Hauptbahnhof) until 2013. Since then he has been leading large-scale Urban (Re)Development Projects for the Inter-American Development Bank in Panama, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, with a focus on establishing sustainable urban economies.
He shares his international experience with researchers and students from the Technical University Vienna at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space (SKuOR) and the Institute of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture (STB), where he holds and appointment as lecturer since 2011. His interdisciplinary work combining new urban planning strategies with developing urban economies (the Urban Design Lab), which focuses particularly on the design of urban strategies and preparation of pre- feasibility studies, budgeting and reporting, was awarded special funds by the Austrian Ministry of Finance.
Roland is also a validated Lead Expert for Urban Planning in the URBACT III Program – the European exchange and learning programme promoting sustainable urban development and in 2015 has won the City of Vienna 1st prize for the masterplan competition for urban design and
development of Oberes Hausfeld (OHF), a 26 ha new development next to Seestadt
Aspern with collaborative components with stakeholders in the planning process.