Julian Petrin has been working for more than 20 years as a research practitioner and practice-oriented researcher in the field of urban development with a focus on co-creating urban strategies and future scenarios. With his company urbanista, founded in 1998, Petrin advises local authorities, companies and associations throughout Germany on urban development issues and develops strategies with them to meet technological, social and ecological challenges, including the digitalisation of processes and structures in the city. From 2013 to 2015 Julian Petrin was a visiting professor for urban management at the University of Kassel. Since 2011 he has been a member of the German Academy for Urban and Regional Planning. In 2012 Petrin was appointed to the Convention of the Federal Foundation for Building Culture. Among other things, he was a member of the expert council of the Initiative Zukunftsstadt, the interministerial working group "Smart City Charta" of the federal government and has been a member of the advisory board of the International Building Exhibition Thuringia since 2016. Prof. Dr. Julian Petrin was appointed to the HFT Stuttgart for the winter semester 2020/21.