Bernd Pfannenstein is a research professor at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara (Faculty of Architecture and Design). In his research studies, he focuses on urban geography, urban development, urban planning and spatial analysis of the metropolitan area of Guadalajara (Mexico).
He has been lecturing at the University of Passau (Germany) and universities in Mexico over the last years. Within his research interests he has participated in lectures at universities and conferences on national and international level, for example the “33rd International Geographical Congress” in Beijing (China).
From April 2013 to December 2013 he worked as a visiting professor at the Department of Geography and Regional Planning at the University of Guadalajara, supported by a scholarship of the Mexican Government. From July 2014 to December 2015 Bernd Pfannenstein collaborated with the Metropolitan Planning Institute of the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara (IMEPLAN) as a consultant in urban development projects on a metropolitan scale.
In 2015 he received an invitation from the Department of Architecture at the Monterrey Institute of Technology Campus Guadalajara within the Program of Foreign Visiting Professors. From March 2016 to October 2016 Bernd Pfannenstein served as civil servant as head of the Department of Geomatics, Statistics and Spatial Analysis in the General Coordination of the City of Zapopan (located in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, Mexico).