Nils Scheffer


Nils Scheffler, town planner, auditor for sustainable neighborhoods and trained in environmental and quality management, is director of Urban Expert. In 2003, after successfully completing his studies at the faculty of spatial planning at the University of Dortmund, Germany, he founded Urban Expert and since then has worked at both the local and international levels in the field of integrated, sustainable urban development and participatory planning processes. One of his main fields are energy efficient cites and the development of historic city quarters and world heritage sites.

Within URBACT he was the Lead Expert of HerO – Heritage as Opportunity and thematic expert for the Sure network. Mr. Scheffler speaks fluent German, English and Spanish.



Dear participant of the URBACT Summer school, welcome to the Lab “Mixed use of city centers: Ensuring quality of life and sustainable European cities”. Mixed urban areas are a model of the sustainable European city, giving the opportunity to their citizens and users to live, work, trade and socialise within a relative short distance, providing a good quality of life.

Join the lab here in Dublin to explore ways to maintain and recover the vivid mixed use of Allium's medieval city centre. Learn about new methods how to come up with a powerful local action plan, share your experience, join the URBACT Local Support Group crowd and engage in the future of our European cities.

We look forward to meeting you at our Lab!