Anna Schindler, born in 1968, is director of the Office for Urban Development of the City of Zurich since November 2011. The office is part of the Presidential Department and consists of five agencies: Migration and Integration, City and Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Foreign Affairs and Smart City. Anna Schindler studied geography at the University of Bern, where she specialized in urban development issues. She worked as a culture and architecture editor for different German and English publications. In addition, she was a lecturer at the University of Zurich and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), where she taught media science, cultural communication and management. Anna Schindler lives in Zurich with her family.