Archive: Allgemein

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 […]

Symposium in Munich on Paths and Landscapes

15th of October, 2019

Landscapes are made through walking and paths. Börries von Detten and Henrik Schultz present their ideas for a new concept of landscape paths for Munich´s green fringe and discuss their findings with experts form Vienna, Frankfurt and the region of Munich. Join the symposium “Wege machen Landschaft – gemeinsam für den Grüngürtel” November 13!

Transformative Science Walk in Osnabrück

30th of September, 2019

The third walk through the “green fingers” of Osnabrück, backbones of the climate-resilient city of the future, took place September 28 and brought together a diverse group of stakeholders. Representatives of associations, politicians, farmers and citizens walked the green fingers for five hours and discussed challenges, talents and ideas for the future. “A good mixture. […]

Walk with me! How walking inspires designing

27th of September, 2019

The new book “Design Research for Urban Landscapes” is out there now! It addresses in particular PhD Students and advisors telling success stories of integrating design research into PhDs. My chapter “Walk with me! How walking inspires designing” presents my experiences with walking as design practice. Hope you enjoy reading it!

Urban Landscapes in Motion: Join book launch August 27!

22nd of August, 2019

I am thrilled to be part of the book launch Design Research for Urban Landscapes featuring a keynote of Prof. Dr. Ottmar Ette presenting his thoughts on “science on the move”, based on his extensiv research on Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859). The book can seen as a translation of Humboldt´s´s findings into contemporary design research. Design […]

First Finger-Walk in Osnabrück

20th of May, 2019

A vital part of the research project “Produktiv. Nachhaltig. Lebendig. Grüne Finger für eine klimaresiliente Stadt” are walks with different groups of people through Osnabrücks so called “Green Fingers”. On May 18 members of the “Bürgerbeirat” walked the green finger Sandbachtal and discussed perceptions, identified relevant questions and found ideas for the future of one […]