Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing
|position||Supreme state authority|
|Authority management||Sebastian Scheel , Senator for Urban Development and Housing|
The Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing (SenSW for short) is one of ten specialist administrations of the Berlin Senate with the status of a state ministry and as such part of the state government as well as the highest state authority responsible for urban development and housing policy in the German capital .
Sebastian Scheel ( Die Linke ) has been Senator for Urban Development and Housing since August 20, 2020 . The Senator is supported by the State Secretaries Regula Lüscher ( Senate Building Director ) and Wenke Christoph (State Secretary for Housing).
Tasks and organization
The Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing is responsible for questions of housing construction, rental policy, urban planning and development as well as spatial planning in the German capital. Berlin's transport and road construction policy, on the other hand, is the responsibility of the Senate Administration for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection .
The Senate Administration is subdivided into various main departments, each of which has several departments subordinate to it.
Urban Development Senators since 1981
On June 11, 1981, the department was newly formed as the Senate Department for Urban Development and Environmental Protection from the business areas “Urban Planning” of the Senate Department for Building and Housing and “Environmental Protection” of the Senate Department for Health and Environmental Protection.
|Senator||Political party||Start of office||End of office||Department designation|
|Volker Hassemer||CDU||June 11, 1981||March 17, 1983||Urban development and environmental protection|
|Horst Vetter||FDP||March 17, 1983||April 17, 1986|
|Jürgen Starnick||independent||April 17, 1986||March 16, 1989|
|Michaele Schreyer||Alliance 90 / The Greens||March 16, 1989||November 19, 1990|
|Volker Hassemer||CDU||January 24, 1991||January 25, 1996|
|Peter Strieder||SPD||January 25, 1996||April 7, 2004||Urban development, environmental protection and technology;
from December 9, 1999: urban development
|Ingeborg Junge-Reyer||SPD||April 29, 2004||November 30, 2011||Urban development|
|Michael Mueller||SPD||November 30, 2011||December 11, 2014||Urban development and the environment|
|Andreas Geisel||SPD||December 11, 2014||December 8, 2016|
|Katrin Lompscher||The left||December 8, 2016||2nd August 2020||Urban development and housing|
|Sebastian Scheel||The left||20th August 2020|
- management . Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing, accessed on May 11, 2017.