Steffen Nijhuis is an internationally experienced academic, designer,
project leader, and author of award-winning publications. By training, he is a
landscape architect and a gardener. His work focuses on landscape-based
urbanism, sustainable urban landscape development, designwith
natural processes, designed heritage landscapes & gardens and digital
landscape architecture. He is Full Professor of Landscape-based Urbanism, Head of the Section Landscape Architecture and Research Leader of the Department of Urbanism at Delft University of Technology.
Nijhuis is an advisor to NGO’s, governmental and regional authorities across
the world and serves on the Board of the TU Delft Department of Urbanism and the Board of Directors of the Chabot Museum Rotterdam. He is also Editor in Chief of the Research in Urbanism Series (RiUS) and the Springer Urban Studies Book Series.
Supervision of PhD, post-MSc and MSc graduation
projects are core activities. Furthermore, he is Visiting Professor and Guest
Lecturer at Universities in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.
Keynote address at The 10th “21st Century Urban Development” International Conference, organized by Urban Planning Society of China and School of Architecture and Urban Planning, HUST, 14-15th October 2023, Wuhan, China and TV-item 5 pm Hubei & Wuhan News
13.000+ participants in international conference 12 November 2022 organised by the Urban Planning Society of China and School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Suzhou University of Science and Technology
Alumni Yangjiao Wang wins 3rd price International Federation of Landscape Architecture competition with project ‘Forest landscape restoration for climate-adaptive estates in the Baakse Beek region, Gelderland’
OKRA landschapsarchitecten and Nelen & Schuurmans combine excellence in landscape architecture, geo-information technology and climate adaptation for a more resilient and climate proof green blue Antwerp
Invited lecture entitled 'Flowscapes. Designing Urban Landscape Infrastructures' and workshop 'Cartographic explorations' at the Urban Design Master's Program at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jeruzalem, Israel, 6-8 January 2021
The paper ‘Exploring Spatial Relationships in the Pearl River Delta’ from Liang Xiong and Steffen Nijhuis has been awarded as 'Springer Nature 2019 Highlight', a recognition for most popular papers, and reflecting top research that made an impact
Keynote lecture & executive meetings on adaptive coastal design and resilient urban landscapes in Mexico Beach, Tallahassee and Sanibel-Captiva, Florida. In collaboration with Brian Cook, USF, SCCF, COTI, CEPTD, City of Sanibel
Consortium meeting NSFC-NWO-EPRSC funded project 'Adaptive Urban Transformation' at TU Delft with lectures, workshops and fieldtrips. TU Delft, SCUT and UoS on adaptive planning and design of the Pearl River Bay Region
Research and design workshop organised by Institute of Landscape Architecture, Zheijang
University (Hangzhou, China) and Department of Urban Planning and Design, Xi'An Jiatong Liverpool University (Suzhou, China)