Dr.ing. S. (Steffen) Nijhuis

Dr.ing. S. (Steffen) Nijhuis



landscape-based urbanism, sustainable urban landscape development, design with natural processes, designed heritage landscapes & gardens, digital landscape architecture, and visual landscape research

Research Leader Department of Urbanism

Steffen Nijhuis is an internationally experienced academic, designer, project leader, and author of award-winning publications. By training, he is a landscape architect and a gardener. His work focuses on landscape-based urbanismsustainable urban landscape developmentdesign with natural processesdesigned heritage landscapes & gardens, digital landscape architecture and visual landscape research. He is the Department of Urbanism Research Leader and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Delft University of Technology.

Nijhuis is an advisor to NGO’s, governmental and regional authorities across the world and serves on the boards of the TU Delft Department of Urbanism, the Chabot Museum Rotterdam, and the Dutch School of Landscape Architecture (DSL). He is also Editor in Chief of the Research in Urbanism Series (RiUS), Editor of Bulletin KNOB (Royal Netherlands Society for Architecture, Urban and Landscape Heritage) and the Springer Urban Studies Book Series.

Supervision of PhD, post-MSc and MSc graduation projects are core activities. Furthermore, he is Visiting Professor and Guest Lecturer at Universities in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.

More info: www.steffennijhuis.nl

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  • 2020

    Springer Nature 2019 Research Highlights in Urban Studies

    The book chapter ‘Exploring Spatial Relationships in the Pearl River Delta’, by Liang Xiong and Steffen Nijhuis has been selected as Springer Nature 2019 Highlights in Urban Studies as it is among the top research that made an impact. Its affiliated book ‘Cities as Spatial and Social Networks‘ has been selected as one of the Top Books.

  • 2018-10-8

    Reed & Mallik Medal 2018

    Awarded for 'Teaching urbanism: the Delft approach'
    ICE Publishing Awards 2018

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