the founder & director

Nadine Kuhla von Bergmann – architect, process designer and smart district advisor.

Since January 2018 she is managing director of “Creative Climate Cities” consulting on smart city solutions, spatial innovation strategies, integrated urban infrastructure solutions, co-creation design methodologies and digital decision support tools.


Nadine graduated in 2002 as an architect from the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, specialising in trans-scale strategies. She freelanced in various architecture and urban design offices in Berlin and Cape Town. In 2011 she joined the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) as guest researcher to work on climate and energy strategy plans for Berlin. From 2012 – 2013 she worked for the nationally funded megacities research project “Young Cities” at ISR, TU Berlin and became deeply involved in global urban design challenges related to energy- and resource efficiency.  From 2012 – 2017 she lectured at the department CHORA Conscious City, TU Berlin. In this position she led the applied research project “Smart Sustainable District – Green Moabit”, a European Cities Program focusing on Smart City implementation strategies.


She holds a doctorate degree at TU Berlin for her research on “Urban Change Agents – Citizen-based Projects in Cape Town as Drivers of Transformative Pathways”.