Volkmar Pamer

Date of birth: 29.07.1958
Nationality:   Austrian

1994 – Urban Planning Department 21B Vienna
1978 – 1994 Several architectural offices and building companies (as student and free lanced architect)

1988 – Diploma Technical University, Vienna, Faculty of Architecture
1977 – Higher Technical School, Linz, Faculty of Civil Engineering
1972 -  High School Linz, Humanistic Education Branch.

Fluency in English, German (mother tongue),
Basics in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish. 

Relevant Experience
Working for several years as a freelanced architect with the focus on residential buildings, villas, hotels, monument protection, industrial architecture and interior design.
Since 1994 working for the City of Vienna as an urban planner.
Zoning plans for Vienna’s south, Co-ordinator for the target area ‘Liesing Mitte’ in the South of Vienna, focussing on urban farming, resource saving enterprise areas and transformation areas.
Project coordination, area management of the urban renewal showcase Cable and Wire Factory, co-author of two books on that issue.
Founding member of the IFHP (International Federation for Housing and Planning) working party MILU (Multifunctional and Intensive Land Use), co-developer of the workshop format ‘Implementation Lab’,  facilitator in about 30 implementation labs Europe-wide.
Vienna’s representative in the EU co-financed projects MILUnet and REDIS (Restructuring Districts into Science Quarters).
Co-initiator of the urban partnership project CUPA (Co-operative Urban Planning Approach). Member of the worldwide expert pool of the Netherland based International Intervision Institute.
Lecture activities all over Europe, Syria, USA, China and Japan.
Recent projects and tasks
Cable and Wire factory, Vienna target area Liesing as a show case for urban development in suburban regions, , Urban Farming Liesing including an Urban Farming Tower, Student Implementation Labs, Relaunching of the Liesing Industrial Area and changing into a resource saving entrepreneur quarter.

Important publications, contributions
End is New, the history of an old Cable and Wire factory 1998; Kabelwerk, A Development Process as a Model, Co-Author, 2004; MILUnet – Principles, Practices, Projects, Policies, 2007;

Participated in:
All (!) MILU and MILUnet events,
Co-initiator of CUPA and participating in all activities so far;
URBACT-REDIS (Restructuring Districts into Science Quarters),
participated in all activities (Meetings, Implementation labs, Site visits, interim conferences etc.)

Vienna City Administration
Municipal Department 21B
Urban District Planning and Land Use
Rathausstraße 14-16
1082 Vienna, Austria

Phone (office): +43-1-4000-88142
Phone (mobile): +43-676-8118-88142

E-mail: volkmar.pamer@wien.gv.at

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