The research and teaching activities of the Professorship for Open Space Planning address the challenges of urban open space development on various different levels of scale. We teach the theoretical principles and planning skills required for the design of dynamic public spaces. Particular attention is paid to the socio-cultural aspects of landscape architecture: its suitability for everyday use, the relationship between design and use, the needs of different user groups, acquisition and participation processes, as well as the question of contemporary aesthetics.
Our research is social-science-oriented and interdisciplinary. It addresses current issues in urban open space development against a background of social change.