Bettina Steuri works as a research associate within the climate impacts and economics department at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS). She is primarily working for the funding program „Urban Climate under Change“ of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which aims at developing a new and practice-oriented urban climate model that allows simulating present and future climate and air pollution problems in urban areas.
Bettina Steuri studied architecture and received her master`s degree in «Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning» from the HafenCity University in Hamburg. She focused on the effects of climate change on the urban environment and intensively dealt with strategies for liveable, energy-efficient and climate adapted cities. Before and in parallel to her master studies, she worked as an assistant and junior lecturer for the architecture department at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. She was primarily involved in transdisciplinary and international projects between Europe and India, in particular focusing on the topics of sustainable urban development and visual communication. Due to her professional experience in various planning offices and at several universities, she gained valuable expertise working at the interface of science and practice.