Laboratory of Landscape Development (LAND)

Landscape is the result and expression of a metabolism
between nature, society and technology
(Ernst Neef)

Landscape development deals with the coordination and moderation of different demands on space in terms of sustainable development. Our understanding of landscape is a holistic one: As an area perceived as such by humans, whose character is the result of the interaction of natural as well as anthropogenic factors. Thus it is important to explore the natural as well as the social and societal conditions that influence the development of landscapes, to learn to read landscapes and to develop a sound basis for decisions on what should be preserved and what should be changed, and how these changes can be initiated and planned. To this end, our work is characterized by inter- and transdisciplinary approaches and working at different scales and planning levels.