Ring 1 (ULTRA)
urban and landscape transformation
lecture series for incoming students

The process of dealing with today’s complex transformation processes in the urban, landscape and architecture realm requires a multi-faceted and transdisciplinary approach to research and problem-solving. This lecture series provides insights into two multidisciplinary focus areas for research at TUM: Urban and Landscape Transformation and Sustainable Building and Technology.

The topic area Urban and Landscape Transformation investigates complex and networked urban landscapes and systems in times of global transformation. Urban hinterlands are reservoirs or vital resources that have increasingly become exposed to global ecological, economic and social challenges and have become the focus of environmental and sustainability debates. Whilst global transformation processes are difficult to influence let alone control with the classic tools of the designer, architecture, urban design and landscape architecture do offer a repertoire of possibilities to integrate complex spatial, aesthetic, social, cultural, ecological and sustainable qualities into contemporary living environments.

The lecture shows examples of projects and approaches from TUM, on how to conceptualise and strengthen such urban and landscape transformation areas.

This course only takes place during winter semester.