Lisa Diedrich, professor of Landscape Architecture

Last changed: 04 April 2024

Lisa Diedrich is a professor of landscape architecture since 1 January 2012. Her inauguration lecture has the title:"Impact society! Design research for urban landscapes".

Lisa Diedrich is a design researcher in landscape architecture and urbanism, engaged in fostering transdisciplinary research through critical thinking about practice.

She especially investigates how abandoned industrial landscapes can be transformed with the help of designers into urban places for the common public.

She claims that landscape architects can act as change agents for a more sustainable life on the urbanising planet.

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Get to know Professor Lisa Diedrich and her work.




Lisa Diedrich studied architecture and urbanism in Paris, Marseille and Stuttgart, science journalism in Berlin and landscape architecture at the University of Copenhagen, where she received her doctoral degree.

Since 1993, she has been a critic and consultant in urban design and landscape architecture. Between 1993 and 2000 she was an editor of Topos European Landscape Magazine and between 2000 and 2006 she worked for Munich's chief architect at the city's public construction department. Since 2006, she has served as the editor-in-chief of the triennial book series Landscape Architecture Europe and of 'scape the international magazine for landscape architecture and urbanism.

In 2007, she moved to academia, teaching and researching in the field of contemporary landscape architecture for universities in Europe and worldwide. At SLU, she is studying critical knowledge practices in support of sustainable transformation of today's urbanising landscapes. She is also developing transdisciplinary strategies for improving climate-change affected water landscapes, and fieldwork methods for capturing and communicating site qualities. She currently directs the research platform SLU Urban Futures. 

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Lisa Diedrich, Professor

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