Welcome to the Institute of Environmental Planning!

At the Institute of Environmental Planning, the comprehensive protection of nature and the environment is a core topic. This includes the coordination and moderation of different land-use demands, while pursuing sustainable development.

Questions that we answer in research and teaching include:

  • How does a river landscape become "wild" again?
  • How can we combine coastal protection and nature conservation?
  • What kind of wild plants and animals live in biomass crops?
  • How can a nature-compatible energy supply from 100 % renewable energies succeed?
  • How can planning processes become more effective through modern communication technology?
  • Where are our villages heading?
  • What is actually a ‚nice landscape‘?

On the following pages we provide information about our teaching and research areas and you can get to know our facilities and employees.