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Landscape  |  Urbanism  |  Design

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 urbanismutilizing the understanding of the landscape system and its social, cultural and ecological processes ~ landscape logic ~ as the basis for sustainable urban planning and design. The core of the approach consists of designing with nature, people and history. Related areas of expertise are: landscape-based solutions for urbanization, biodiversity and climate adaptation, landscape-based regional design, designed heritage landscapes & gardens and digital landscape architecture

He is a Full Professor of Landscape-based Urbanism, Head of the Section Landscape Architecture and Scientific Director of the XR Design Laboratory 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, the Board of ICOMOS Netherlands 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. Read more...

Affiliated with Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment, Department of Urbanism, Section of Landscape Architecture

The work presented on this website contributes towards the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):