Mayor and Mayor delegated to urban development and public works
City of Leipzig Department of urban development and public works
Thomas Dienberg graduated with an engineering degree in urban planning from the University of Dortmund. Subsequently, he obtained his degree as an assessor in public works from the City of Hanover in 1993, passing the major state examination for higher technical administrative positions in civil service in urban planning. He started his professional career as an urban planner in various design offices. From 1994 to 2001, he was Head of the Building Regulation and Structural Engineering Office as well as the Urban Planning and Building Regulation Office. He then moved to the City of Göttingen, where he was first responsible as Head of the Urban Development Office, afterwards he got appointed Head of the Department of Planning and Public Works and, later, Head of the Department of Planning, Building and Environment. Since September 2020, he has been Mayor and Alderman for Urban Development and Construction of the City of Leipzig. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Building and Transport Committee at the German Association of Cities (DST), spokesman for the initiative “Liveable Cities through Reasonable Speeds”, member of the German Academy for Urban Development and Regional Planning (DASL), Chairman of the Expert Group on Urban Heritage Protection (BMI), associate member of the Association of German Architects (BDA). Between 2014 and 2020, he also served as a member of the scientific advisory board of the German Institute for Urban Affairs (DIfU).