Dr Steffen Nijhuis


Dr Steffen Nijhuis is an internationally experienced scientist, senior designer, project leader and author of award-winning publications. He has extensive expertise in landscape-based regional design, sustainable urban development in coastal areas and deltas, designing with natural processes, designed heritage landscapes & gardens and digital landscape architecture. He is the Research Leader of the Department of Urbanism and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Delft University of Technology. Both positions at OKRA and TU Delft enable him to enforce the link between design education, practice and research. For an overview of publications, lectures and research projects affiliated with TU Delft, please check www.steffennijhuis.nl.

He is involved in research and design projects in Europe, China, the Americas and the Netherlands, wherein spatial research and design, landscape strategy and intervention and social and ecological inclusiveness are central. Keywords include research-through-design, climate adaptation, nature-based solutions, green cities, water-sensitive design, future-proof heritage landscapes, and GIS.