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Nimra Iqbal


Academic Staff Member
Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning


+49 711 685 66349
+49 711 685 66965

Pfaffenwaldring 7
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 3.001

Office Hours

by appointment


  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Urban climate resilience
  • Climate change adaptation
  • GIS, remote sensing and spatial statistics

Ongoing Projects:

  • Urbisphere (coupling dynamic cities and climate)
  • Wendnagel-Beck, A.; Ravan, M.; Iqbal, N.; Birkmann, J.; Somarakis, G.; Hertwig, D.; Grimmond, S. (2021): "Characterizing Physical and Social Compositions of Cities to Inform Climate Adaptation: Case Studies in Germany." In: Urban Planning, 6(4), 321-337.
  • Iqbal, N.; Ravan, M.; Jamshed, A.; Birkmann, J.; Somarakis, G.; Mitraka, Z.; Chrysoulakis, N. (2022): "Linkages between Typologies of Existing Urban Development Patterns and Human Vulnerability to Heat Stress in Lahore." In: Sustainability, 14(17), 10561. DOI: 10.3390/su141710561
  • Iqbal, N.; Aslam, A.; Jamshed, A.; Ravan, M.; Birkmann, J.; & Rana, I. A. (2023):
    "Assessment of human heat vulnerability of different Local Climate Zones in Lahore: Coupling remote sensing and socioeconomic data." In: Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) 2023, (pp. 1–4). IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/JURSE57346.2023.10144180

  • Hertwig, D.; Liu, Y.; McGrory, M.; Paskin, M.; Frid, M.; Han, J.; Chen, Y.; Lo Piano, S.; Ramirez-Mendiola, J. L.; Smith, S. T.; Grimmond, S.; Tsirantonakis, D.; Poursanidis, D.; Somarakis, G.; Chrysoulakis, N.; Iqbal, N.; Wendnagel-Beck, A.; Ravan, M.; and Birkmann, J. (2023):
    "Modelling anthropogenic heat emissions from residential buildings: Comparison between Berlin and London." DOI:

  • Jamshed, A.; Patel, C., Puriya; A., Iqbal, N.; Rana, I. A.; McMillan, J. M. et al. (2023): "Flood resilience assessment from the perspective of urban (in)formality in Surat, India: Implications for sustainable development." In: Natural Hazards. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-023-06267-5

  • Wendnagel-Beck, A.; Jamshed, A.; Iqbal, N.; Ravan, M.; McMillan, J.; & Birkmann, J. (2023):
    "Exploring the link between socio-economic and physical structure in cities to inform heat adaptation options: the case of Stuttgart." In: Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) 2023, (pp. 1–4). IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/JURSE57346.2023.10144129



Research Associate at the Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

10/2018 – 09/2020

Master’s degree in Infrastructure Planning at University of Stuttgart, Germany.

11/2016 – 08/2018

Research Associate (Urban Planning) at the Urban Sector Planning and Management Services Unit, Lahore, Pakistan.

09/2012 – 10/2016

Bachelor’s degree in City and Regional Planning, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.


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