Transarchitecture is an online resource for the work of Mark Kammerbauer, an urbanist and architectural researcher with professional experience in practice and education in the USA, Netherlands, Germany, and Australia.


Current activity:

Representing the Professorship of "Theory of Architecture and Design", Faculty of Architecture, Nuremberg School of Applied Sciences Linkedin


Short bio:

Dr.-Ing. (Bauhaus Universität Weimar), M.Sc. (Bauhaus Universität Weimar), Dipl.-Ing. Architektur (Technische Universität München) Linkedin


Recent publications:

Kammerbauer, M. (2016): Anpassung und Resilienz räumlicher Transformationsprozesse: Tacloban nach dem Taifun Haiyan auf den Philippinen. Dérive 62. Academia

Kammerbauer, M. (2015): Eine soziokulturelle Stadtgeschichte Nürnbergs. In: R. Woditsch (ed.) Architekturführer Nürnberg. DOM Publishers. Academia



New Orleans Hurricane Katrina Road Home NORA post-disaster recovery and reconstruction related publications:

Kammerbauer, M. (2015): Adaptive strategies of urban disaster recovery planning. In: P. Filion, G. Sands, M. Skidmore (eds.) Cities at Risk Planning for and Recovering from Natural Disasters. Ashgate. Abstract

Kammerbauer, M. (2015): Learning the Hard Way. (originally published in German in Bauwelt 31.2015). English full-text

Kammerbauer, M. (2015): Learning the Hard Way (Bauwelt "Betrifft" on New Orleans 10 years after Katrina). Bauwelt 31.2015. German full-text

Kammerbauer, M. (2014): Asymmetrischer Wiederaufbau in Städten nach Katastrophen - Das Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans nach Orkan Katrina. Raumforschung und Raumordnung 72(5), 427-439. DOI: 10.1007/s13147-014-0309-4. German full-text

Kammerbauer, M. (2013): Schismo-urbanism: Cities, Natural Disaster, and Urban Sociology. Disasters Journal 37(3):401-19. DOI: 10.1111/disa.12005. Abstract

Kammerbauer, M. (2013): PLANNING URBAN DISASTER RECOVERY. Spatial, institutional and social aspects of urban disaster recovery in the U.S.A. – New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Weimar: VDG/Schriftenreihe Bau- und Immobilienmanagement. English TOC and introduction

Kammerbauer, M. (2013): Socio-spatial Phenomena of Urban Disaster: Schismourbanism as 'Design'. In: Design Anthropology, Y. Milev (ed). München: Peter Lang. English full-text

Kammerbauer, M. (2011): An integrated Socio-Spatial Research Approach for long-term Urban Disaster Recovery (presented paper). Urban Affairs Association 41st Conference, 16-19 March 2011, New Orleans/USA. English full-text

Kammerbauer, M. (2010): Planning for Dystopia/Green (Non-)Re-Building? Der Fall New Orleans. In: Derive, No. 39, 5/2010. German full-text

Kammerbauer, M. (2008): Evacuation and Return: Crisis Mobility in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina (presented paper). EFMSV Environment, Forced Migration & Social Vulnerability International Conference, 9-11 October 2008, Bonn/Germany. English full-text

Kammerbauer, M. (2007): New Orleans, Katrina, soziale Verwundbarkeit. In: Wiederaufbau nach Naturkatastrophen, N. Borgmann, A. Weisel (eds). München: Technische Universität München. German full-text

Kammerbauer, M. (2007): The Making of Catastrophe. Katrina, New Orleans, The Lower Ninth Ward. Postgraduate Master Thesis. Institute for European Urban Studies, Bauhaus University Weimar. English full-text


Recent projects:

Rebuild By Design Munich Exhibition and Symposium, in cooperation with Nicola Borgmann (Architekturgalerie München e.V.) Archdaily Rebuild By Design Academia

Critical Void, in cooperation with Z'EV Maximiliansforum Nexialist Academia