Bernd Pfannenstein is professor at the Faculty of Architecture at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He collaborates with the Program “Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems” of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
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 various 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, 2016), the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Boston (USA, 2017) and the CDD Forum of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA, 2017).
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 Guadalajara (IMEPLAN) as a consultant in urban development projects on a metropolitan scale.
In 2015, the German Geographer 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 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).