'Lebendige Stadt' Foundation

Since the year 2000, the "Lebendige Stadt" Foundation has been successfully working for the future of our cities under the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Alexander Otto. The aim is to preserve the urban diversity of city centers as places where people work, as places where people have their home and as places of cultural activity. The work of the Foundation is focused on illumination concepts, green areas and the creation and design of urban spaces.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee conducts the business of the Foundation. It serves as a constant point of contact for all institutions and individuals who are committed to the development of our cities.


Dr. Andreas Mattner

President ZIA
Managing Director, ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co.KG


Other members:

Michael Batz

Theatre Maker and Scenographic Artist

Friederike Beyer

Managing Director, Beyer PR EVENT

Dr. h.c. Peter Harry Carstensen

Former Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein

Robert Heinemann

Managing Director, ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG

Wolfgang Kopitzsch


District Manager Hamburg-Nord ret., Chief Constable ret.

Dr. Eva Lose


Lord Mayor of the City of Ludwigshafen (retired), President of the German Association of Cities (retired)

Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c. Fritz Schramma

Former Lord Mayor of Cologne