Professor Eckart Lange
1982-‘87 TU Berlin, Dipl.-Ing. Landscape Planning, with Distinction
1988-‘89 Harvard University, MDesS Master in Design Studies
1998 ETH Zürich(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Dr. sc. techn.
2004 ETH Zürich, Habilitation in Spatial and Landscape Planning
Key Academic Posts. ETH Zürich, The University of Sheffield
1990-‘04 Scientific Collaborator and Senior Scientist, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
City & Landscape Network (NSL), Head of Landscape Research Group
2004 - Professor of Landscape, Head of Department (2010-2014)
The University of Sheffield, UK
Teaching, University of Sheffield
Urban Landscape Planning
Computer Applications for Landscape Design, Planning and Management
Final year Design Studio, Masters (MLA, MA2),
Special Project Research and Development Study
Landscape Research Dissertation
Supervision of Research Students
During my academic career I have examined and supervised
28 PhDs (including ongoing), e.g. ETH Zürich, Univ. of Melbourne, Univ. of Sheffield
53 Masters theses, the University of Sheffield, ETH Zürich, Universität für Bodenkultur Vienna and Wageningen University.
Students who I supervised have received prestigious awards e.g. by the Landscape Research Group (UK), the Future Vision Award 2010 from the Landscape Institute or the outstanding student presentation award, Japan Geoscience Union / American Geophysical Union 2017
Visiting Appointments, Visiting Professorships (selection)
University of Zürich; Rapperswil University of Applied Sciences; Anhalt University of Applied Sciences; Free University of Bolzano (Italy); ETH Zürich (Privatdozent); Tongji University, Shanghai;University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
Selected Honours and Scientific Awards (selection, total 19)
2011 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture(CELA)
2011 Excellence in Research & Creative Works Award
First ever European recipient
2011 elected as first ever Academic Fellow of the Landscape Institute
2013 European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools
2013 ECLAS Outstanding Researcher Award
First ever recipient
Invited presentations(total more than 100)
e.g. in Austria, Australia, China, Japan, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA, etc.
Keynotes and Invited Lectures (more than 100, selection)
2013 EAEA 11. 11thConference of the European Architectural Envisioning Association, Politecnico di Milano, 25-28 Sept.
2015 WorldExpo Milano 2015, La Grande Bellezza del Paesaggio Italiano, Italian Pavilion, National Research Council (CNR), 15. Nov.
2016 Asian Landscape Architecture Conference, 6th Yuan Ye Summit Forum, Nanjing, China 24-25 April
2016 International Landscape Planning & Design Conference (ILIA), Xiamen, China, 18-20 Nov.
2018 Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa(ILASA) 2018 bi-annual Conference, Drakensburg, 13 - 14 August 2018,
International Board Memberships (selection)
2007-‘08 Wissenschaftsrat(Scientific Advisory Council), Germany.
Member of evaluation board Federal Agency for Nature Protection
2008-2016European Environment Agency (EEA). Member of the Scientific Committee.
Only sc. advisor in Spatial Planning and Management of Natural Resources
Editorial Board Memberships (selection)
1999 - Landscape and Urban Planning(Elsevier Science)
ranked Nr. 1 Urban Studies, JCR Thomson Reuters
2011 - Landscape Journal (University of Wisconsin Press)
2014 - Chinese Landscape Architecture(Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture)
2015 - Landscape Architecture(Beijing Forestry University; Ministry of Education of PRC)
Research Grants (selection)
2012-‘15 WindNet. Cross-cutting student network award (Energy & Environment), with Dr. C. Jones, Dept. of Psychology (£ 60k)
2012-‘15 VALUE+. Welcoming and Engaging Liveable Community Environments.
EU INTERREG IVB (ca. € 80'000.-, total UShef € 173’345.-)
2012-‘16 Fragments, functions and flows. Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability, NERC, Co-I (£ 110'000.-, total UShef / APS £ 741’000.-)
2012-‘16 WeSenseIt. Community-based Observatory of Water. EU FP7-ENV-2012, Co-I (€ 150k, total € 5.42 million)
2017-’21 Blue-Green Infrastructure in the Pearl River Delta, PhD studentship (£ 105k)
2017-’21 AUT, Adaptive Urban Transformation, EPSRC, PI(£ 358'030.-, total: £ 900k)
8 books (1 translated in German/English)
40 articles in refereed journals
45 articles in refereed proceedings
35 refereed abstracts
32 book chapters
21 invited journal papers
14 papers in professional journals.
Selected Refereed Journals since 2015
Downes, M. & E. Lange 2015: What you see is not always what you get: A qualitative, comparative analysis of ex ante visualizations with ex post photography of landscape and architectural projects.Landscape and Urban Planning, Vol. 142, 136-146.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.06.002
Gill, L. & E. Lange 2015. Getting virtual 3D landscapes out of the lab. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Vol. 54, 356-362.
Legwaila, I., E. Lange & J. Cripps 2019: Assessing the effects of quarry treatment options on the attractiveness of reclaimed limestone quarries using 3D-visualizations. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, forthcoming.
Lindquist, M., E. Lange & J. Kang 2016: From 3D Landscape Visualization to Environmental Simulation: The Contribution of Sound to the Perception of Virtual Environments. Landscape and Urban Planning 148, 216-231.