The invited lecturer has profound knowledge about the changing characteristics of public and private urban space. The envisioned lecture covers city related topics following a two-folded target. As urban space represents the interface of communication and all investigations it is crucial to bring participants nearer to the concept of it. The second part of the lecture block will deal with the role of urban planning in shaping urban space. With this insight participants whould understand the role of urban space and the formal ways planning it.