S. (Steffen) Nijhuis 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 urbanism, sustainable urban landscape development, design with natural processes, designed heritage landscapes & gardens and digital landscape architecture. He is Full Professor of Landscape-based Urbanism, Head of the Section Landscape Architecture and Research Leader of the Department of Urbanism 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 and the Chabot Museum Rotterdam. He is also Editor in Chief of the Research in Urbanism Series (RiUS) 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.

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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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