Archive: Allgemein

Talking about Walking, Storytelling and Mapping at Rutgers, New Jersey, USA

19th of October, 2022

I am very honored to give the 2022 Steve Strom Memorial Lecture at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Department of Landscape Architecture on October, 26.  Opening processes of landscape planning and design to people of diverse backgrounds is key as all are needed in making landscapes more resilient to climate change. I will circe around […]

Two new videos on walking as co-creative practice online

31st of March, 2022

Walking can be a means of co-creative design practice in transforming landscapes. The explorative walks through Osnabrück´s Green Fingers triggered arguments on conflicting objectives on how to create a climate-resilient city – all embedded in and inspired by a co-creative atmosphere of walking together. And the walks through the western parts of Munich’s greenbelt allowed […]

My thoughts on Metropolitan Trails

18th of June, 2021

Read my short review on the wonderful project “Metropolitan Trails”.   Topic and relevance   The approach of metropolitan trails is highly relevant as it considers paths / trails as important infrastructure in metropolitan regions. The trails shown on lead through areas that are usually not seen as terrain for walking, wandering or […]

Review in Bücherrundschau

18th of June, 2021

This year’s „Bücherrundschau“ by Herbert Pardatscher-Bestle mentions my book “Landschaften auf den Grund gehen” as “compelling and valuable”. Great to see that people are inspired by experimenting with walking as practise of design research and practise.  

Visions and Paths to a Resilient City

15th of June, 2021

The Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin – an exemplary feature of a climate-resilient city structure? During the pandemic it provided open space to exercise, to experience the changing seasons and to enjoy being OUTside withIN the city while easily maintaining distance to others. My virtual talk at Goethe Institut, Moskau (June 15, 2021), focuses on visions […]

Talk „Pathscapes. Designing Munich´s Green Belt“ at AESOP Conference Regional Design

5th of October, 2020

How can Munich´s green belt be appreciated, designed as open space, protected as biodiverse habitat as well as qualified for landscape-related recreation? At AESOP Conference “Regional Design”, I reflected on how walking workshops and co-creatively designing pathscapes can be a tool to approach this question. Taking the project “Paths form landscape” as an example, I […]

New publication: Tools for Designing Riverscapes Co-creatively. Walk! Find Typologies! Design Spatial Visions!

11th of June, 2020

Successfully transforming riverscapes depends on regional cooperation and transdisciplinary collaboration. Spurred on by the European Water Framework Directive, many European regions are working on improving the ecological quality of rivers and reshaping the adjacent landscapes. So, planning teams consisting of landscape architects, urban planners, architects and ecologists work on integrated strategies for designing sustainable riverscapes. […]

Publication “Wege machen Landschaft” in Stadt+Grün

10th of December, 2019

Find the text “Wege machen Landschaft. Landschaftsbezogenes Wegekonzept für den Münchner Grüngürtel” written by Matthias Lampert, Börries v. Detten and me in the current issue of “Stadt + Grün” here:  It presents our findings on the vital roles of paths in the diverse landscapes at Munich´s urban fringe. (Sketch: Börries v Detten)    

Walking Green Fingers to create Awareness for Climate-Resilience: Videos online

10th of December, 2019

Watch the interview on our project “Productive. Sustainable. Lively. Green fingers for climate-resilient Osnabrück”, funded by BMBF, online: (© Gröschel Branding, Berlin 2019) Walks are key to create awareness for the potential of green fingers (radial green structures), to discuss challenges and ideas and to inspire action on resilient land use. (Photo: Hubertus von Dressler)  

Presenting “Paths lead to Landscapes” in Munich

19th of November, 2019

  Börries von Detten and I presented our study on paths trough Munich´s Green belt (November 13, Munich) and discussed our findings with experts from the region. One conclusion was that working co-creatively on the green spaces between the municipalities is key to qualifying quality of life in the city region. A resilient network of […]