Rupprecht Consult

RUPPRECHT CONSULT

Forschung & Beratung GmbH

 

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Our staff

 

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http://www.rupprecht-consult.eu/jobs.html

 

Our team consists of experienced professionals who bring years of experience in private and public arenas as well as a dedication to sustainable development.

 

Our staff qualifications comprise economics, social sciences, spatial planning, environmental science, urban development, geography, engineering and public relations. All employees have international work experience and are fluent in several languages.

Dr. Wolfgang Backhaus

Dr. Wolfgang Backhaus

studied geography and sociology at the RWTH Aachen University. After graduation, he was an EU-consultant at the EU-office of RWTH Aachen University and worked for the research institute Centre for Learning and Knowledge Management and Department of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering. Later, he became head of the research unit "Knowledge Management". He co-ordinated several EU research projects on information and knowledge management as well as on technology-enhanced learning. He was responsible for the "Cross Sectional Processes" in the excellence clusters "Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries" and "Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass" of RWTH Aachen University. At Rupprecht Consult, he is mainly involved in the public transport and electromobility projects (TROLLEY, ACTUATE. ELIPTIC, EBSF_2). During 2012, Wolfgang finished his Ph.D. on management of large regional Networks, based on the learning regions concept. In 2014, he finished his certified change manager training.

 
+49-221-6060 55 19

Ana-Maria Baston

Ana-Maria Baston

holds a degree in architecture and a master in integrated urban development from the University of Architecture in Bucharest, Romania. She has a relevant professional experience in architectural design, urban development and sustainable urban mobility. After several years of working in the field of architecture planning, she started a career in a European project consultancy. As a freelance consultant in Romania, she has been involved in a wide range of EC funded projects related to sustainable urban mobility, dialogue and negotiation between urban stakeholders and also research on diverse urban issues. She has a relevant experience in a diverse range of roles as grant access expert, project assistant and project manager. Her expertise includes application writing to be submitted for funding, project management and dissemination strategies.

 
+49-221-6060 55 17

Dr.-Ing. Susanne Böhler-Baedeker

Dr.-Ing. Susanne Böhler-Baedeker

graduated from the University of Dortmund with a diploma in planning sciences in 1996. She joined the Wuppertal Institute for Climate Environment and Energy in 1996 and since 2001 she held the position of a Senior Researcher. She was involved in several national and international projects about sustainable and low carbon transportation on different political levels and has a wide range of experiences with analyses and evaluation of transport policies and measures. From 2010 to 2012 she was the co-director of the research group Energy, Transport and Climate Policy where she was responsible for the development, acquisition and management of interdisciplinary research and consulting projects in the framework of sustainable transportation. For her thesis she analysed the importance and acceptance of different mobility services for individual mobility.

 
+49-221-6060 55 14

Dr. Ralf Brand

Dr. Ralf Brand

is a Geographer (University of Eichstätt) with a PhD in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin. He worked as consultant for the Sustainable Performance Group and advised a number of municipalities on their Local Agenda 21 processes. He was also Lecturer in an action-research project at Queen's University Belfast and from 2006 to 2013 Ralf was Senior Lecturer (equiv. to Associate Professor) at the University of Manchester's Architecture Research Centre where he developed and managed a portfolio of large research projects about the "synchronisation" of social and technical change in a variety of thematic areas. He wrote several publications about integrated approaches to urban mobility and edited a special issue of the Journal Built Environment about socio-technical mobility concepts. Ralf is also co-founder of the organisation CARINA e.V., which has successfully initiated certain innovative mobility projects in Ansbach.

 
+49-221-6060 55 18

Marcel Braun

Marcel Braun

studied sociology, anthropology and pedagogy at the Universities of Heidelberg, London and Bonn. After graduation, Marcel was a research fellow for two years at the Institute for the Research on Social Opportunities, a no longer existing Cologne-based research institute, where he co-ordinated an EU-funded project on the role of public authorities in Europe on promoting Corporate Social Responsibility at the regional level. Prior to joining Rupprecht Consult – Forschung & Beratung GmbH, he worked for four years at the Research Group “Energy, Transport and Climate Policy” of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy where he was involved in interdisciplinary research projects on European and international climate policy, taking up a variety of research and project management tasks.

 
+49-221-6060 55 20

Bonnie Fenton

Bonnie Fenton

is a researcher and educator specialising in sustainable urban mobility and cycling as a means of transportation. She has a Master of Education from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). Her work experience includes initiating a cycling programme to teach adults to cycle safely and confidently for transportation, researching and reporting on good practices in cycling education and promotion in Europe and North America, and coordinating a public consultation process on the future of cycling in Metro Vancouver. She also created and taught a series of online courses on cycling promotion for starter cycling cities for the EU PRESTO project and contributed to the book On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life. She has a particular interest in intercultural communication, knowledge sharing and capacity building.

 
+49-221-6060 55 27

Henning Günter

Henning Günter

has an interdisciplinary background in sociology, history and geography. Henning completed his Master's in Human Geography at the University of Tubingen, specializing in urban planning and transportation at Tufts University (Boston area). He gained first work experiences in sustainable transport and city planning working for the Cities of Tubingen and Somerville. At the City of Somerville he worked in the transportation planning department doing GIS-analyses and developing the Complete Streets guidelines. He also worked as a transportation planner, being involved in the Neighborways project in Somerville, MA (Boston area), in which he carried out traffic studies and liaised between the planning department and the project designers. Henning joined Rupprecht Consult in 2014.

 
+49 221 6060 55 13

Bernard Gyergyay

Bernard Gyergyay

is a transport planner specialised in sustainable transport policy and travel behaviour. He studied and researched transport planning at the Institute for Transport Studies (University of Leeds), the Centre for Transport Studies (Imperial College London and University College London) and the National University of Singapore. Prior to joining Rupprecht Consult, Bernard worked as a consultant for the UN-Habitat Urban Mobility in Nairobi, Kenya on sustainable urban mobility solutions for the urban poor, as a transport planner for the Barclays Cycle Superhighways Project in the Transport for London Behaviour Change Team and as a blue-book stagiaire for the European Commission Directorate General for Mobility and Transport.

 
+49-221-6060 55 22

Alexandra Kitzing

Alexandra Kitzing

has started her apprenticeship at Rupprecht Consult in September 2015. After she graduated from commercial college in Siegburg she worked for a year as a child care worker in Washington. She gained her experience as an office management assistant from several internships around Cologne and is now, together with Gabi and Angela, responsible for the general office management at Rupprecht Consult.

 
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Miriam Lindenau

Miriam Lindenau

is a geographer with a BSc from Philipps‐University Marburg, Germany, with a focus on urban and regional planning. She also holds the title of MSc Urban Regeneration and Management from the University of Liverpool, UK. In her postgraduate studies she dealt with urban renewal and transformation with a special emphasis on urban mobility. She has worked for the Institute of Regional Science and Institute of Urban & Regional Planning at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and for ESRI Deutschland GmbH.  At Rupprecht Consult, she is involved in projects related to the development of urban and regional strategy documents (e.g. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, supplementary planning documents), analysis and evaluation of transport policies and measures, participatory and collaborative mobility planning as well as sub-fields such as electric mobility and urban logistics.

 
+49-221-6060 55 16

Hana Peters

Hana Peters

holds a BA in Psychology from Haverford College and an MSc in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from Lund University, where her research focused on urban transport and travel behaviour. Prior to joining Rupprecht Consult, Hana applied her international and interdisciplinary background working at ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, where she gained experience working with local government leaders and practitioners and was involved in the global coordination of ICLEI’s work in the field of sustainable urban mobility. Her role included organizing knowledge-sharing and capacity-building workshops, program development for the EcoMobility Congress series, research on urban mobility from both technical and policy perspectives, and coordination of the EcoMobility SHIFT project and the EcoMobility Alliance. 

 
+49-221-6060 55 21

Siegfried Rupprecht

Siegfried Rupprecht

is the owner and executive director of Rupprecht Consult. He is a social scientist (Universities of Bielefeld, Bamberg and Oxford) working since 1991 in international co-operation in the areas of sustainable transport and urban development, in socio-economic policy evaluation and policy analysis. He has successfully managed large research and demonstration projects in transport and energy while being the head of the European Office of the City of Cologne. He has worked in software development and was a lecturer for town planning (Cologne Polytechnic and University of Bielefeld). Since 1996 he has worked closely with several Directorates General of the European Commission as project partner, and independent expert. He regularly moderates round tables at conferences and other high-level policy events. He has helped to develop and manage many projects and has advised numerous practitioners and policy makers on sustainable development and international cooperation.

 
+49-221-6060 55 11

Angéla Rupprecht

Angéla Rupprecht

is a trained bank accountant and music therapist (Dipl., FH Heidelberg). Following her first job in a bank in Nürnberg, she studied music therapy in Heidelberg. After twelve years as therapist in a psychosomatic clinic in Cologne, she studied classical singing in London.

Angéla Rupprecht joined Rupprecht Consult in 2002 and is responsible for personnel and financial management. She is also actively engaged in supporting the coordination of several projects.

 
+49-221-6060 55 15

Kristin Tovaas

Kristin Tovaas

has an interdisciplinary background in sustainability science, communication and system analysis, with a specialisation in sustainable transport and urban development. She earned an MSc in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science at Lund University in Sweden. For her thesis, she analysed the potential for key local stakeholders in the greater Philadelphia area to work together to regain passenger train service on a disused portion of rail while achieving a transition towards a more socially equitable public transport system. After publishing her thesis as a case study for ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Kristin then joined their World Secretariat in Bonn. There, she assisted in the development of ICLEI's knowledge management systems and conducted research on local actions for sustainable urban development in cities around the world.

 
+49-221-6060 55 24

Gabi Wegeler

Gabi Wegeler

holds a Masters degree in American Studies and public relations (Universities of Mainz and Minneapolis).
She manages communication issues and supports project management and dissemination activities. Gabi joined Rupprecht Consult in 1998 and has been an integral part of the growing team since then.

 
+49-221-6060 55 12
 
 
 
 
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