Student Initiatives at the ISR
From the very beginning there have been active student initiatives at the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning. The initiatives are self-organised and independent. They represent and serve the needs of students. The Institute of Urban and Regional Planning expressly supports the independent commitment of the students’ community.
- Logo Projektrat
- © Projektrat
The Projektrat  represents the interests of the students regarding university politics. Members of the Projektrat are represented in both the Institute Council, Faculty Board and the Student Parliament and are represented in additional boards and committees. Furthermore, the Projektrat is in close contact with the other Planning degree programmes  in Germany and Europe which participate in the Bundesfachschaft (‘federal student body’), organizing the yearly Bundesfachschaft Conference PIT - Planner meetup, together with the other student initiatives at the TU Berlin.
Along with these activities, the Projektrat also organises the important first semester orientation event at the beginning of every winter semester, publishes the student newspaper ‘Planik’ and carries out the studio placement.
During the semester the Projektrat meets every week on Monday at 6 pm for an open plenary session. All students are invited and encouraged to get involved.
Current information about the Projektrat´s work can be found on Facebook: facebook.com/projektrat
- Café PlanWirtschaft
- © Café PlanWirtschaft
The self-organised student Café PlanWirtschaft can be easily found on the ground floor of the B Building and is open to all students. There is a student working area for studying, for group meetings, for cosy get-togethers and, of course, playing table football. It is the central communication hub in the Institute.
Every semester the café, run by students, looks for committed students, who are willing to take on a shift behind the bar and to help with organisation. The open plenary session takes place on the first Monday of every month at 6 pm in the Café PlanWirtschaft (during term time).
The Café PlanWirtschaft is the second student initiative, along with the Projektrat, and hosts the regular parties at the beginning and the end of term time.
Current information about Café PlanWirtschaft can be found on Facebook: facebook.com/planwirtschaft