Bastian Lange, Dr. Phil., is a private lecturer at the University of Leipzig. He taught as guest professor (2011-2012) at Humboldt University of Berlin (2011-2012) and University of Vechta (2018-2019). In 2008 he founded the independent research and consultancy office Multiplicities in Berlin. For 15 years Multiplicities has been supporting politics, business and creative scenes in the European context on ways to sustainable urban regions. Multiplicities advises municipalities, cities, federal states and EU programmes on the development of innovative places with collaborative participation processes.