Nadine Appelhans is a Senior Researcher at the Habitat Unit. Her research focuses on urbanisation, informal urban development, and urban mobility studies in African cities. She studied Urban Planning at the HafenCity University in Hamburg, where she also received her PhD in 2016. She was a researcher at the Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) (2014-15), and a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund (2015-2021). She is a board member of the TRIALOG Association for Planning and Building in the Global Context.