1st Edition

Design Research for Urban Landscapes Theories and Methods

Edited By Martin Prominski, Hille Seggern Copyright 2019
    228 Pages 82 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    228 Pages 82 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Within the spatial design disciplines, research through design as a tool and practice has often been neglected. This book provides a much-needed companion to the theories, methods and processes involved in using design-based research in landscape, architecture and urban design.

    Aimed specifically at researchers completing PhD projects, supervisors and designers working in practice, it covers applied approaches to help you to use design research in your work. With fully illustrated examples of original international design research PhDs from a variety of programme types, such as individual, structured and practice-based, Design Research for Urban Landscapes offers PhD candidates and supervisors a clear foundational pathway.

    Part 1: Introduction  1. Designing and Researching "Raumsgeschehen" Hille von Seggern  2. An Integrative Understanding of Design Research Martin Prominski  Part 2: Design Research PhDs from the Urban Landscape Studio  3. Navigating in Urban Landscapes Sigrun Langner  4. Designing Large-Scale Landscapes through Walking Henrik Schultz  5. Waterscapes of Value Katrina Wiberg  6. About Playing and Designing Christiane Kania  7. Anticipatory Large Landscape Strategies Karin Helms  8. Urban Landscape Stories Anke Schmidt  9. Landscape Sprawl Marie Markman  10. Setting Out Julia Werner  Part 3: Outlook  Martin Prominski and Hille von Seggern  Bibliography.  Index


    Martin Prominski is a full professor and chair of Designing Urban Landscapes at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. He has a PhD from TU Berlin (2003) and is a registered landscape architect. His current research focuses on design research strategies, enhancing urban landscapes and integrative concepts for nature and culture. He is a member of the Studio Urbane Landschaften, an interdisciplinary platform for research, practice and teaching on urban landscapes, and the co-founder of the Sino-German Cooperation Group on Urbanization and Locality Research.

    Hille von Seggern is a landscape designer, artist, registered architect and urban designer. She works and advises on 'crossing-fields-projects' in Hille von Seggern & Timm Ohrt AlltagForschungKunst and Studio Urbane Landschaften cooperation projects. From 1995 to 2008 she held a full professorship at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, and in 2005 founded, together with Julia Werner, the Studio Urbane Landschaften as a think tank for research, practice and teaching.