Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences conducts applied research timing to improve professional practice. In the field of landscape architecture, the professorship Sustainable Foodscapes in Urban Regions focuses on sustainable and green transitions of urban areas of the Netherlands.
For many years, VHL University of Applied Sciences has been contributing to solving green social issues. The professorship and the research group have decided on taking a practical approach to research and consulting. Students carry out practical assignments for municipalities, regions and agencies.
The professorship focuses on sustainable and green transitions of urban areas of the Netherlands. Two issues are key in this. The first one concerns green areas in and around the city. The question is: how can these green areas contribute to the quality of the city in a sustainable way? The second question revolves around climate change. How can we, and the city, respond to it in the best possible way? How can we turn it to our advantage, and could it also bring opportunities?
The professorship is established for four years and started March 2013. Noël van Dooren is lecturer and works with Rik Eweg, Leader of Sustainable Agribusiness in Metropolitan Areas. In addition, the professorship works with the Dutch Association for Garden and Landscape Architecture (NVTL) and the Green Deal City-oriented Agriculture.
Want to know more about (the projects of) the programme? Email: Noël van Dooren via email@example.com.