The Planning Expert: Olaf Cunitz
Olaf Cuniz is a guest author of SKYLINE ATLAS and evaluates the urban development of Frankfurt here on an volunteer basis. Mr. Cunitz knows the background of numerous real estate projects and urban development measures, is familiar with city administration processes, and can classify results accordingly as a planning expert.
Until summer 2016, Olaf Cunitz was Mayor and Department Head for Planning, Building and Living in the City of Frankfurt, where he was responsible for the Office for Housing, Building Supervision, the Office for Monuments, the Office for Building Construction, the Office for Real Estate, the Office for Urban Planning, and the Office for Urban Surveying, as well as for public urban development and housing companies such as ABG Frankfurt Holding and Gateway Gardens Projektentwicklungs-GmbH. During his tenure as Head of the Planning Department, he presided over the realization of numerous high-rise buildings, including the FOUR Frankfurt project, Marienturm, ONE FORTY WEST and OmniTurm.
“High-rise buildings can especially enrich a city if they meet the highest standards in architecture as well as urban development and contain uses that are accessible to the public.”
— Olaf Cunitz
In the Media
Olaf Cunitz was born in Frankfurt and for many years was parliamentary group leader of the Green Party in Frankfurt City Hall. Local press reports about Olaf Cunitz have appeared in Frankfurter Rundschau, Journal Frankfurt and Frankfurter Neue Presse. His activities have received national attention in Süddeutsche Zeitung, WELT, Berliner Morgenpost, BBC News, The Guardian and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Olaf Cunitz has also made televised statements on SAT.1 and Hessischer Rundfunk.
Further Activity and Projects
After his term as Mayor and Head of Planning in Frankfurt, Olaf Cunitz was Head of Construction Land and Project Development for DSK Deutsche Stadt- und Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbh & Co. KG, a nationwide urban development company based in Wiesbaden. During this time he was in charge of large urban development projects such as Pioneer Park in Hanau and Dünenpark List on Sylt.