Tanja Herdt is an architect and urban designer with an emphasis on sustainable urban design, housing as well as history and theory of the city. She is active in practice and research. She studied architecture and urban design at the TU Darmstadt with the degree of Dipl.-Ing. and received her doctorate from the department of Architecture of ETH Zurich.
At the ETH Wohnforum ETH Case, she conducts research on topics including sustainable urban design, affordable housing, and the relationship between planning and city form. Her research focuses on the social and environmental effects of urban transformation, the future design of housing and public space, as well as socio-spatial issues in regard to building culture and the common good. Digital mapping techniques play a central role in her interest to inform the design of urban space, enhance collaboration and foster the exchange of knowledge.