Dahae Lee

(+49)231 755-3260

(+49)231 755-4787

Open Office Hours
On appointment


Campus Address
Campus Süd
Geschossbau I
Raum 421


Research Interests

  • Co-production of public space
  • Privately Owned Public Space (POPS)
  • Urban transformation and its spatial impact
  • A governance approach to building urban climate resilience


Academic Experience

Since 06/2019

PhD Researcher & Lecturer at the Department of European Planning Cultures, Faculty of Spatial Planning of the Technical University of Dortmund



Since 10/2015

Technical University of Dortmund, Ph.D. in Spatial Planning


University College London, MSc Planning, Design and Development


Humboldt University of Berlin, BA Geography



Lee, D. (2020). Whose space is privately owned public space? Exclusion, underuse and the lack of knowledge and awareness. Urban Research & Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/17535069.2020.1815828

Peters, K. and Lee, D. (2020). Ensuring Inclusive and Accessible Public Space in an Austerity Context. In: Riegler, J. and Bylund, J. (Ed): Unfolding Dilemmas of Urban Public Space. JPI Urban Europe. Download here


Research Project


BMBF research project “ZUKUR – Zukunft-Stadt-Region-Ruhr”


Teaching Responsibilities

Winter semester 2020/21

Master Seminar “Co-production of public space – From public and private space to hybrid spaces”

Bachelor Project: “How do I solve planning problems? Participatory solutions for the Stellwerk 62 (RhinoTOPIA) and the former HPS-site (Smart Rhino)”

Summer semester 2020

Master Seminar “From unintentional to intentional – transformation towards urban sustainability”

Winter semester 2019/20

Master Seminar “Co-production of public space – From public and private space to hybrid spaces”


Conferences & Presentations

Lee, D. Co-production of public space – planning instruments used for POPS in transitional context. Paper presented at the 2020 ACSP Annual Conference, online.

Lee, D. Cities in search for competitiveness and justice – the case of Mediaspree, Berlin. Paper presented at the 2019 EURA-UAA Conference. Dublin, Ireland.

Lee, D. Public space after transformation – regulatory instruments used for Privately Owned Public Space. Paper presented at the 2019 AESOP Conference. Venice, Italy.