Our teaching program addresses two key themes: in Open Space Planning we teach the basic principles of conception and design. In the Master’s degree program we examine the subject in greater depth, covering the social and sociological aspects in practical projects. In addition, students learn the fundamentals of the history of garden design and urban design/green area planning, as well as of historical garden conservation.
Our research focuses on application-oriented empirical studies on the use of public open spaces.
These studies investigate the use of preventative health amenities (activity trails, Kneipp facilities) and the changing demands on urban open spaces due to increasing cultural and ethnic diversity.
In the area of historical garden conservation our research activities focus on open spaces of post-war modernism.