Peter Zlonicky is a German architect and author who was born in Czechoslovakia in 1935. He studied urban design and renewal in Darmstadt, and in 1963 established the Büro für Stadtplanung und Stadtforschung (Office of Urban Planning and Research) in Darmstadt, Essen, Dortmund, and now also in Munich. Working on both national and international levels, he is currently collaborating with Didier Vancutsem. He has been a full professor since 1971, first at the Technical University in Aachen, then in Dortmund and Hamburg. He has held guest professorships at the universities of Venice, Trent, Zurich, and Vienna.