Sebastian Schulz holds an MSc in Urban and Regional Planing Management and works as an urban planner and GIS analyst at BUP in Dusseldorf. He is involved in several national and international planning projects with his main research focus on China's urban development.
After spending over six years conducting research on urban planning in Iraq, Sebastian Schulz and Niran Banna explore how war and terrorism turned a once-cosmopolitan city into a divided metropolis.
Sebastian Schulz describes how decentralisation without fiscal powers is encouraging districts to undermine the master plan and overdevelop their territories.
Sebastian Schulz meets the informal street vendors and motorcycle taxi drivers of Shanghai and learns how they face daily discrimination at the hands of local police and the hukou household registration system.