Eleonore Zippelius is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Nicosia. Her teaching focuses on urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. She received her Diploma in Landscape Architecture from University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan, Germany in 1988 and her Diploma in Architecture from Technical University Munich, Germany in 1994.
She worked as a Landscape Architect, Architect and Urban Designer and Planner in Munich, Germany, designing a wide range of projects, expert opinions and competitions at the intersection of urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. Her expertise encompasses large‐scale longterm strategic urban planning such as land use plans, framework plans, development concepts and legally binding land‐use plans as well as small‐scale short‐term urban design projects such as the redevelopment of historic town centres, streets and squares. She took an active part in the development of Eastern Germany ‐ Aufbau Ost ‐ facing the urban challenges of the German reunification. She has won and been distinguished in German competitions including competitions with international participation.
She participated in the German research program ExWost – Experimental Housing and Urban Development, in the Field of Research `Future Towns´. Her research focuses on sustainable urban development and an integrated approach to urban design and planning including public open space, regeneration, adaptability and resilience, participation etc. Her research has been published in international conference proceedings, extended proceedings and books.