Impromtus ("Stegreife")

Impromptus train the ability to work on complex tasks and to produce solutions ready for presentation within a limited time frame. This teaching method is offered in loose succession; for lower semesters as day impromptu and in higher semesters as week impromptu. Topics include applied techniques of working methods, such as the use of GIS for landscape planning questions or content and thematic solutions for planning details.  


Example of a weekly impromptu on the topic of "Renewable Energies"

As part of a weekly impromptu in the winter semester 2020/21, students were asked to design excursion offers in the Hanover region that convey a positive image of renewable energies (RE) and show why the expansion of RE does not have to be in conflict with the protection of species. The week-long excursion was supervised by Dr. Julia Thiele.


Gruppe 1: Schulze und Franzen

Gruppe 2: Stanislawski und Wienberg

Gruppe 3: Heitmann und Henssen

Gruppe 4: Brennecke und Speidel

Gruppe 5: Vogt und Klüver

Gruppe 6: Dollwet

Gruppe 7: Schill


Example of a one-day impromptu "Inner city development in Hanover"

On April 18 2023, a day-long workshop on the topic of inner city development in Hanover took place for the students of the Bachelor's program in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. The starting point of the charrette was the challenges faced by city centers, such as the closure of retail stores, which has been further exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The task for the students was to investigate the developments of the city center of Hanover, which is considered a cultural and infrastructural hub, using methods such as mapping and photo safaris. The students could choose between different analytical focuses: These included, for example, literature research on the topics "Historical development of Hanover's inner city" as well as mapping on "Retail" or "Housing". The results were compiled and presented in posters. You can find the results here: