Professor Eckart Lange

Dipl.-Ing. MDesS Dr. sc. techn. habil.

Department of Landscape Architecture

Professor

Professor Eckart Lange
e.lange@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0605

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Professor Eckart Lange
Department of Landscape Architecture
Floor 12
Arts Tower
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TN
Profile

My research focuses on how landscape architecture and environmental planning can influence and direct anthropogenic landscape change, while developing innovative methodologies of how advanced virtual landscape visualisations and modeling can be used to explore human reaction to these changes.

My work spans a range of scales and issues including environmental impact assessments, urban green space strategies, rural landscape development, large-scale landscape planning and design, landscape aesthetics, planning and design communication as well as participatory decision-making.

At a large number of international conferences I presented the results of my work as keynote speaker. I initiated and chaired the international conferences, Our Visual Landscape '99: A Conference on Visual Resource Management and Our Shared Landscape 2005, Integrating ecological, socio-economic and aesthetic aspects in landscape planning and management´, both held in the Centro Stefano Franscini in Ascona, Switzerland.

Professional background

  • 1985-88 UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Project Berchtesgaden, TU München
  • 1989-90 Project Manager at the Institute for Landscape Planning and Environmental Protection, Uster
  • 1990-98 Scientific Collaborator, City and Landscape Network, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zürich
  • 1998-2004 Head of Landscape Research Group and Senior Scientist, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zürich
  • 2004-present Professor, Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield
  • 2008 Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Department of Natural Environment Studies
Qualifications
  • 1982-1987 Dipl.-Ing. Landscape Planning
    Technische Universität Berlin and Edinburgh College of Art
  • 1988-89 MDesS Master in Design Studies (Landscape Planning)
    Harvard University
  • 1998 Dr. sc. techn.
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zürich
  • 2004 Habilitation
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zürich
Research interests

Current research projects

Citizen Observatory of Water

Duration: 10/2012 – 3/2016

EU FP7 framework programme, http://wesenseit.eu

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Research Partners: Professor Fabio Ciravegna, Dr. Vita Lanfranchi, Dr. Stuart Wrigley, Laura Smith

WeSenseIt will develop a citizen-based observatory of water, which will allow citizens and communities to become active stakeholders in water information capture, evaluation and communication. WeSenseIt will address the entire hydrologic cycle with a major focus on variables responsible for floods and drought occurrences. This citizen observatory of water will be tested in three different case studies in water management with civil protection agencies in United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Italy.


Fragments, functions and flows – the scaling of biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban ecosystems

Duration: 6/2012 – 2/2016

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (F3UESBESS).

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Research Partners: Professor Philip Warren, Dr Karl Evans, Dr Anna Jorgensen, Professor Nigel Dunnett, Dr Alison Holt, Dr Georgina Southon, Helen Hoyle, Dr Briony Norton, Paul Richards

Little is known about the contribution of urban areas to the broader scale provision of ecosystem services. The project investigates ecosystem services from three groups: regulating, provisioning and cultural services. The Department of Landscape focuses on cultural services including psychological well-being and aesthetics using several case-studies with experimental urban meadow plots in Luton, Bedford and Milton-Keynes.


Welcoming and Engaging Liveable Community Environments

Duration: 6/2012 – 6/2015

EU-INTERREG, http://www.value-and.com www.youtube.com/watch

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Research Team Members: Dr. Sigrid Hehl-Lange

Project Partners: Prof. John Henneberry

The aim of VALUE+ is to improve green infrastructure and the design of urban spaces by developing and involving a team of EU Champions as well as involving top-down strategies and experts. VALUE+ will fund six capital investments in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the UK. The project site in Sheffield is the Edward Street breathing space, which was a derelict and underused site within a deprived city centre community. This area serves a diverse and growing community, including students, migrants, BME communities, young people, and new residents.


Cumulative Landscape and Visual Impact of Wind Turbines

Duration: 9/2012 – 8/2015

WindNet. Cross-cutting PhD student network, University of Sheffield

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Research Team Members: Keelan Meade

Project Partners: Dr. Chris Jones

Cumulative Effects Assessment has long been a requisite component of Environmental Impact Assessment for wind-power development. As part of the WindNet research network, the principal aim of this research is to deepen understanding of Cumulative Landscape and Visual Impact (CLVI) of wind-turbine development, in order to make assessment of this issue more objective and quantifiable. The project uses self-report measures (questionnaires) as well as psychophysiological measures (heart-rate, skin conductance response, eye tracking).


Differences Between On-site Versus Off-site Engagement of Stakeholders Using Mobile Devices and Virtual Reality Facilities

Duration: 9/2012 – 8/2015

University of Sheffield

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Research Team Members: Gulsah Bilge

Project Partners: Dr. Olaf Schroth

Recent developments in 3D landscape visualization, now, allow using mobile devices as a tool in landscape design, planning and management. The main aim of this research is to establish the effect of the use of on-site mobile device visualizations on the decision-making process and participatory planning. Future design scenarios for the case study site, Edward Street Park, Sheffield, UK, will be developed and visualized regarding stakeholders’ needs and imported into Walkabout3D in order to be explored via mobile devices and virtual reality facilities.


Local Identity: Identification and Assessment, Case Study of Yantai, China

Duration: 9/2010 – 8/2014

University of Sheffield

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Research Team Members: Yuhan Shao

Project Partners: Dr Kevin Thwaites

Identifying and measuring local identity of the city plays a vital role in helping urban designers and landscape architects to better analyze the unique characteristics of the sites they design. However, there is a huge range of approaches and there are no standard guidelines in order to identify and assess local identity.
Photo elicitation interviews and sorting techniques are used as main tools to guide this research. This will allow identifying components that contribute to local identity including physical elements, sensory experience, memory and social interaction.


The Effect of Visual Realism & Sound on Landscape Perception

Duration: 9/2010 – 10/2013

University of Sheffield Harry Worthington Studentship

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Research Team Members: Mark Lindquist

Project Partners: Professor Jian Kang

Understandings of quantitative and qualitative landscape characteristics are necessary to successfully articulate intervention or change in the landscape. 3D visualizations have been used to successfully communicate various aspects of landscape to a diverse population. There is evidence that engaging other senses can enhance the communication and perception of visualizations.

This research will use empirical methods to examine perceptual and physical responses to audio augmentation of virtual environments. Specifically this project will gather psychophysiological responses to the addition of audio to immersive landscape visualizations of three environments: urban, rural and natural. Self-reporting measures (questionnaires) and objective feedback (EEG) will be recorded and analysed individually and comparatively. This research aims to explain how audio in virtual environments alters landscape preference, impacts sense of realism, influences spatiotemporal understanding and supports knowledge creation.


Urban River Corridors and Sustainable Living Agendas

Duration: 1/2008 – 3/2012

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
ursula.group.shef.ac.uk

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhLvzUZaM0g&feature=plcp

Research Team Members: Mel Burton, Dr. Yoshifumi Demura, Dr. Ed Morgan

Project Partners: Professor David Lerner, Dr Paul Armsworth, Professor Richard Ashley, Mr Peter Bibby, Dr Joby Boxall, Dr Stephen Connelly, Dr John Davison, Professor Kevin Gaston, Professor John Henneberry, Professor Stuart Lane, Professor Lorraine Maltby, Dr Susan Molyneux-Hodgson, Dr Daniela Romano, Dr Elizabeth Sharp, Professor Steve Sharples, Dr Virginia Stovin, Dr Philip Warren

The £2.5 million project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and supported by Sheffield City Council, the Environment Agency and several non-governmental organisations.
It aims to identify the social, economic and environmental gains to be made from innovative interventions in urban river corridors, using the River Don and its tributaries as its case study.

The research will be based around four main themes. People will include those that live and work in the area and the organisations responsible for managing the land and river. Design will consider possibilities for innovation and intervention, whether through new concepts or better integration of existing ideas. River will examine the environmental issues in the area, for example, ecology, flood capacity and pollution. Finally, Values will consider the agents of change or money available. This theme will address what are the costs and benefits of different ideas and what are the most sustainable, workable solutions.


An Integrated 3d-Visualisation Design and Planning Tool for Interactive Stakeholder Involvement

Duration: 9/2009 - 8/2012

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Research Team Members: Lewis Gill

Project Partners: Dr. Daniela Romano, Professor David Lerner

Trends in visualisation and computer hardware have led to the possibility of using interactive three dimensional models within the landscape planning process. However, one barrier to this usage is the production cost of creating such visualisations, which is tied to the complexity of the modelling. By leveraging the increasing amounts of spatial data available and procedural generation methods, the aim is to decrease the time taken to create such models.

This reduction will increase the interactivity of the model with the user and, coupled with the ability to alter the underlying data, allow rapid visual prototyping of landscapes.
Such a system would be augmented by the inclusion of extra data, both visual and non-visual, linked to elements in the visualisation. This would allow users to quickly understand effects of their design decisions. In addition, the field of non-photorealistic rendering also offers the possibility of supporting the early design stages where designers are working with abstract ideas.

By combining these strands, a visualisation tool can be provided that not only communicates ideas, but also acts to support the design of landscapes.


Effect of distance on perceived visual quality in reclaimed limestone quarry landscapes

Duration: 7/2008 - 6/2012

Botswana College of Agriculture

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Research Team Members: Israel Legwaila

Project Partners: Dr. John Cripps

The aim of this study is to establish the relationship between distance and visual quality in reclaimed limestone quarry landscapes. The study also seeks to establish the quarry landscape elements and characteristics which enhance their visual qualities. It involves establishing people´s perceptions of the visual qualities of the landscapes through a survey. Nine different quarry reclamation scenarios are visualised.

A combination of three different reclamation techniques (restoration blasting, backfill/rollover and bench-planting) and three different post mineral extraction land uses (agriculture, nature conservation, and woodland) is used to develop the scenarios. A tenth scenario represents a quarry that had been abandoned and went through natural succession. Still images and videos are captured from these reclamation scenarios at different distances from the reclaimed quarry landscape. The study provides new insights for the decision-making process regarding choice of post quarry after-use and reclamation techniques.


Modelling and Communicating Ecosystem Services to Aid Weir Management Decision Making

Duration: 9/2007 – 8/2011

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Economic & Social Research Council

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Research Team Members: Ed Shaw

Project Partners: Professor David Lerner

Though the river ecosystems of the Don catchment have seen a remarkable recovery in the last few decades due to improvements in water quality, the developing ecosystems are still constrained by the many weirs that impound the river system. This research project aims to investigate the use of ecosystem services to evaluate management options for weirs, and the use of 3d-visualisation techniques to communicate options to decision makers.

Research interests include how the value of service provision is determined by temporal, spatial and social axis, and what implications this has for communicating this information to the decision makers. The objective is to produce a decision support tool that combines real-to-life 3d visualisation techniques and indicators of ecosystem service provision that can be used to help value different weir modification options in the Don Catchment.


DynaLandVis. Evaluating scenarios of future landscape change by comparing static vs. dynamic visualisations in immersive environments

Duration: 3/2006 – 2/2009

EU, Sixth Framework, Marie Curie Action

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Research Team Members: Dr. Sigrid Hehl-Lange

Project Partners: Professor Carys Swanwick, CPRE, National Trust, National Park Authority, Forestry Commission

In this research project scenarios of future landscapes are developed and translated into 3D visualisation models that are explored and assessed through stakeholder involvement in an immersive environment facility. These interactive computer visualisations provide a realistic experience and function as the basis for making decisions about our future landscapes.

The results will provide quantitative and qualitative information of people´s perception of the landscape character of the future. The results will show whether it will be possible to improve the comprehensibility and usability of visualisations by introducing immersive visualisation to a framework of public participation in a real world planning study.
The case study site for the research project is the Peak District National Park, UK.


User-friendly viewer for immersive 3D environments

Duration: 5/2007 – 11/2007

Higher Education Funding Council for England / Knowledge Transfer Opportunities Fund

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Project Partners: Dr. Ed Morgan, Dr. Daniela Romano

The Reflex Studio at the University of Sheffield hosts an immersive virtual reality (VR) theatre (RAVEII) that provides viewers with the freedom to navigate and interact in any virtual environment or 3D object.

With this project we create a viewer compatible with the visualisation software packages Simmetry3D and SketchUp (available on a worldwide level) to run in the Reflex Studio in 3D-stereo with surrounding audio mode and interaction devices and strengthen the inter-departmental collaborations between the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Landscape.


Virtual Worlds – Real Decisions? The Alps in a Modeller´s Nutshell

Duration: 7/2006 – 8/2007

Swiss National Science Foundation. National Research Programme Landscapes and Habitats of the Alps

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Project Partners: Dr. Britta Allgöwer, Dr. Peter Bebi, Dr. Andreas Fischlin, Dr. Christian Gloor, Professor Kai Nagel, Dr. Ariane Walz

The National Research Programme Landscapes and Habitats of the Alps (NRP48) has provided a number of different landscape modelling approaches at different spatio-temporal scales and for different study areas, ranging from the entire Alps to the community level. To meet the challenge of creating a synthesis for the different approaches we pursue three complementary activities. They allow us to synthesise the available findings of the NRP48 contributions in the field of landscape modelling and management, to appraise their relevance in the international research in the field, and to develop a vision of future research in the field.

The three activities are:

  • the development of a systematic scheme to assess the relevant NRP48 contributions for the synthesis phase
  • the generation of an exemplary use case Davos, joining the results and methodologies of NRP48 research projects by implementing an agent-based model and virtual landscape representations
  • to investigate the applicability and limitations of scientific contributions for practical planning.

By developing a general scheme how to assess landscape planning modelling approaches both scientists and stakeholders can validate landscape planning tools from a thematic and methodological point of view and can thus be supported in this rapidly developing field of visualisation and computer-aided planning.


Intuitive and interactive landscape design and 3D-visualisation

Duration: 1/2006 – 7/2006

Higher Education Funding Council for England / Knowledge Transfer Opportunities Fund

Contact: Professor Eckart Lange

Project Partners: Andy Clayden, Lewis Gill, Dr. Ed Morgan

The goal of this project was to introduce specialist software that enables students and professionals in landscape architecture and planning to interactively design and visualise landform (e.g. for quarrying, gravel extraction) in our teaching and research while at the same time providing valuable feedback on the functionality and user interface for Deliverance Software Ltd.

Publications

Books

  • Walz A (2008) Virtuelle Welten - reale Entscheide? Die Alpen im Modellbaukasten thematische Synthese und Ausblick zum Forschungsschwerpunkt V "Virtuelle Repräsentation" ; nationales Forschungsprogramm 48 "Landschaften und Lebensräume der Alpen" des Schweizerischen Nationalfonds ; [Synthesebericht NFP 48]. vdf Hochschulverlag AG. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walz A (2008) Virtual Worlds - Real Decisions? The Alps in a Modeller's Nutshell. vdf Hochschulverlag AG. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bishop ID & Lange E (2005) Preface. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bishop ID & Lange E (2005) Preface. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bishop ID & Lange E (2005) Preface. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E & Zürich ETH (2005) Our Shared Landscape Integrating Ecological, Socio-economic and Aesthetic Aspects in Landscape Planning and Management. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Buhmann E (2005) Trends in Real-time Landscape Visualization and Participation Proceedings at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences 2005. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E (1999) Realität und computergestützte visuelle Simulation. vdf Hochschulverlag AG. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E & Hehl S (1988) Erstellen und Überprüfen EDV-erzeugter Vegetationskarten. Am Beispiel der alpinen Stufe im Nationalpark Berchtesgaden. Berlin: Technische Universität Berlin. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bishop I () Visualization in Landscape and Environmental Planning. Taylor & Francis. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Gill L & Lange E (2018) Visualizing landscapes In Howard P, Thompson I, Waterton E & Atha M (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies (pp. 511-522). London, New York: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hehl-Lange S & Lange E (2016) Virtual environments, Research in Landscape Architecture (pp. 161-178). Routledge View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lindquist M & Lange E (2014) Sensory Aspects of Simulation and Representation in Landscape and Environmental Planning: A Soundscape Perspective, Sxi — Springer per l’Innovazione / Sxi — Springer for Innovation (pp. 93-106). Springer International Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gill L & Lange E (2013) Visualizing landscapes, The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies (pp. 417-426). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E (2011) Physical-Financial Modelling as an Aid to Developers’ Decision-making In Tiesdell S & Adams D (Ed.), Urban Design in the Real Estate Development Process (pp. 219-235). Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Henneberry J, Lange E, Moore S, Morgan E & Zhao N (2011) Physical-Financial Modelling as an Aid to Developers' Decision-Making In Tiesdell S & Adams D (Ed.), Urban Design in the Real Estate Development Process (pp. 219-235). Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E (2008) Perceiving and visualizing changing environments In Thierstein A & Förster A (Ed.), The image and the region--making mega-city regions visible! Lars Muller Publishers RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, Cavens D, Gloor C, Illenberger J, Nagel K & Schmid WA (2007) Distributed intelligence in pedestrian simulations In Waldau N, Gattermann P, Knoflacher H & Schreckenberg M (Ed.), Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2005 (pp. 201-212). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bishop ID & Lange E (2005) Visualization classified, Visualization in Landscape and Environmental Planning: Technology and Applications (pp. 20-32). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E (2005) Applications in the urban landscape, Visualization in Landscape and Environmental Planning: Technology and Applications (pp. 190-215). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bishop ID & Lange E (2005) Visualization prospects, Visualization in Landscape and Environmental Planning: Technology and Applications (pp. 218-255). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bishop ID & Lange E (2005) Visualization technology, Visualization in Landscape and Environmental Planning: Technology and Applications (pp. 47-71). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E & Bishop I (2005) Communication, perception and visualization, Visualization in Landscape and Environmental Planning: Technology and Applications (pp. 2-19). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E (2005) Issues and Questions for Research in Communicating with the Public through Visualizations In Buhmann E, Paar P, Bishop I & Lange E (Ed.), Trends in Real-time Landscape Visualization and Participation Proceedings at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences 2005 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cavens D & Lange E (2004) Hiking in Real and Virtual Worlds, The Real and Virtual Worlds of Spatial Planning (pp. 207-215). Springer Berlin Heidelberg RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, Hehl-Lange S & Mambretti I (2004) Assessment of Urban Green Space Qualities Using 3D Visualization Tools, The Real and Virtual Worlds of Spatial Planning (pp. 185-198). Springer Berlin Heidelberg RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E (2002) Visualization in Landscape Architecture and Planning–Where we have been, where we are now and where we might go from here In Buhmann E, Nothhelfer U & Pietsch M (Ed.), Trends in GIS and Virtualization in Environmental Planning and Design RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gill L & Lange E () Visualizing landscapes, The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies Routledge RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Rani MS, Schroth O, Ross C & Lange E (2017) The Effect of Topographic Correction on SPOT6 Land Cover Classification in Water Catchment Areas in Bandung Basin, Indonesia. GISRUK 2017 Proceedings, 18 April 2017 - 21 April 2017. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Haynes P & Lange E (2016) In-situ flood visualisation using mobile AR. 2016 IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI) (pp 243-244) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, SHAO Y & THWAITES K (2015) Improved Photographic Representation of Human Vision for Landscape Assessment. Systems Thinking in Landscape Planning and Design (pp 90-100) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, HEHL-LANGE S & BILGE G (2015) Plan and Design Together – Just a Vision?. PLAN TOGETHER – RIGHT NOW – OVERALL (pp 483-487) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, HEHL-LANGE S & BILGE G (2015) Using Mobile Devices to Enhance Public Engagement: Collecting Ideas for Future Development and Experiencing the Suggested Future Scenarios. Systems Thinking in Landscape Planning and Design (pp 246-253) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bilge G & Lange E (2014) Use of Mobile Devices in Public Participation for the Design of Open Spaces. Peer Reviewed Proceedings of Digital Landscape Architecture 2014 at ETH Zurich View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, LINDQUIST M & KANG J (2014) An Assessment of the Potential of Using Visual Abstraction & Sound for Inclusive Geodesign. Landscape Architecture and Planning:
 Developing Digital Methods in GeoDesign (pp 170-179) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, Bilge G & Hehl-Lange S (2014) Use of Mobile Devices in Public Participation for the Design of Open Spaces. DIGITAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DLA 2014 Landscape Architecture and Planning. Developing Digital Methods in GeoDesign (pp 309-314) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, MORGAN E, GILL L & DALLIMER M (2012) Integrating Bird Survey Data into real-time 3D visual and aural simulations. Dialogue on GeoDesign, 3D-Modeling and Visualization in Landscape Architecture (pp 492-498) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, HEHL-LANGE S, GILL L, HENNEBERRY J, KESKIN B, MELL I & MORGAN E (2012) Using 3D Virtual GeoDesigns for Exploring the Economic Value of Alternative Green Infrastructure Options. Dialogue on GeoDesign, 3D-Modeling and Visualization in Landscape Architecture (pp 273-280) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shaw EA, Kumar V, Gill L, Lange E & Lerner DN (2012) Does it help? Testing the usefulness of a tool to aid Integrated Catchment Management. 18TH BIENNIAL ISEM CONFERENCE ON ECOLOGICAL MODELLING FOR GLOBAL CHANGE AND COUPLED HUMAN AND NATURAL SYSTEM, Vol. 13 (pp 797-806) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shaw E, Kumar V, Lerner D & Lange E (2010) Bayesian networks and social objectives: A canoeing case study. Modelling for Environment's Sake: Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Conference of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, iEMSs 2010, Vol. 2 (pp 1446-1453) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, MORGAN E, GILL L & ROMANO D (2010) Rapid Prototyping of Urban River Corridors Using 3D Interactive, Real-time Graphics. Digital Landscape Architecture 2010 (pp 182-190) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, Gill L, Morgan E & Romano D (2010) Interactive 3D Landscape Assessment Models. Digital Landscape Architecture 2010 (pp 214-220) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, GILL L, KUMAR V, LERNER D, MORGAN E, ROMANO D & SHAW E (2010) An interactive visual decision support tool for sustainable urban river corridor management. Proceedings of iEMSs 2010 (pp 1431-1438) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, SCHROTH O, SHEPPARD S & SCHMID WA (2008) Transferring Control to the User - Interactivity as an Approach Towards Participatory Visualization Processes. Digital Design in Landscape Architecture 2008 (pp 203-213) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, WISSEN U & SCHMID WA (2005) Optimizing the visualization of 3D-Information for Participative Planning of Landscape Development Concepts. Trends in real-time landscape visualization and participation (pp 237-245) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, SCHROTH O & SCHMID WA (2005) From Information to Participation – Applying Interactive Features in Landscape Visualizations. Trends in real-time landscape visualization and participation (pp 175-183) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, MAMBRETTI I & SCHMID WA (2005) Using visualization for the evaluation of safety and aesthetics conflicts in urban parks. Trends in real-time landscape visualization and participation (pp 282-290) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E, CAVENS D & Schmid WA (2003) Virtual Alpine Landscapes and Autonomous Agents. Trends in Landscape Modeling (pp 184-191) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lange E (2002) Visualization in Landscape Architecture and Planning: Where we have been, where we are now and where we might go from here. Trends in GIS and Virtualization in Environmental Planning and Design (pp 8-18) RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Memberships

Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (EEA), Copenhagen, Denmark in the area of Spatial Planning and Management of Natural Resources

  • Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), Corporate Member
  • European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS), Corporate Member
  • German Alpine Club, DAV Sektion Berchtesgaden
  • Verein zum Schutz der Bergwelt
  • Catchment Science Centre (CSC), University of Sheffield
  • International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE)
Teaching interests

My teaching experience is in a wide range of topics related to the protection and design of our landscape covering a range of scales. It includes aspects of landscape and environmental planning as well as landscape design.

Where possible (e.g. in the Master's thesis) I am trying to link teaching and research by exposing the students to a specific research question.

Former students of mine who I supervised in the Special Project and the Master's thesis have won prestigious awards such as the Future Vision Awards 2010 of the Landscape Institute: Elspeth Reddish, The Educational Energy Hub. The Master's thesis by Melanie Downes (2011) comparing Visualisation with Post-Construction Photography was ‘Highly Commended’ by UK Landscape Research Group.

Research by my PhD student Israel Legwaila won a best poster award at the international Digital Landscape Architecture DLA 2010 conference in Dessau, Germany.

Teaching activities

Module coordinator for:

  • LSC5010 Urban Landscape Planning
  • LSC6005 Special Project
  • LSC6005 Workshop Landscape Engineering
  • LSC6005 Workshop Computer Applications for Landscape Planning and Landscape Management
  • LSC6005 Workshop Computer Applications for Landscape Designers
  • LSC 6026 Special Project: Research and Development Study

I also provide research supervision for postgraduate taught students on:

  • LSC6140 Landscape Research Dissertation
Professional activities
  • Year Tutor for year 5 students, Diploma year
  • Member of judging panel and University of Sheffield Masterplan Steering Group

Past administrative responsibilities

  • Head of Department
  • Member of the Senate
  • Member of the Faculty Executive Board
  • Member of the Department Strategy Group
  • Member of the University Court
  • Member of judging panel and University of Sheffield Masterplan Steering Group

Selected Recent Keynotes and Invited Lectures

  • China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. China Environmental Art Design Prize Award Ceremony. Hangzhou, 28.-29. November 2009.
  • 47th IFLA Conference, International Federation of Landscape Architects, Suzhou, China, leader of student Charrette, 25.-27. May 2010.
  • 11th International Conference on Information Technologies in Landscape Architecture, Dessau, 27.-30. May 2010.
  • Meiji University, Tokyo. School of Agriculture; Dept. of Geography, 21.-24. January 2011
  • Big Landscape 2020 conference. Landscape Institute, London, 1.-3. July 2011.
  • 3rd Annual Conference of Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture, Nanjing Forestry University, China, 28.-30. October 2011.
  • Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, Waddesdon Estate, The Rothschild Foundation, 26.1.2012.
  • Beijing Forestry University, Lecture Series, 23.-26. April 2012.
  • Politecnico di Milano, Innovative technologies in architectural and urban mapping, 22 May 2012.
  • Visualization Technologies to Support Research on Human-Environment Interactions, SESYNC, US National Science Foundation, Annapolis, Maryland, July 23-24, 2012.
  • IFLA Asia-Pacific Conference, Shanghai, China, leader of student Charrette, 18.-21. October 2012.
  • International Symposium Landscape 2013, Department of Environmental Science and Landscape Architecture, Chiba University, Japan, 4 March 2013.
  • EAEA 11. Envisioning Architecture: Design, Evaluation, Communication. 11th Conference of the European Architectural Envisioning Association, Politecnico di Milano, September 25-28, 2013.
  • Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Spatial Analysis and Cognition in Architecture and Urban Planning Conference, Haifa, 3-5 November 2013.
  • International Landscape Planning & Design Conference (ILIA), Xiamen, China, 5-7 December 2014
  • DLA 2015, 16th International Conference on Information Technologies in Landscape Architecture, German Federal Environmental Agency, Dessau, 4.-6. June 2015
  • Expo Milano 2015, La Grande Bellezza del Paesaggio Italiano, Italian Pavilion, National Research Council (CNR), 15.9.2015

Editorial boards

  • Landscape and Urban Planning.
    International Journal of Landscape Ecology, Planning and Design (Elsevier)
  • Landscape Journal.
    Design, Planning and Management of the Land (University of Wisconsin Press)
  • Geomatics, Landmanagement and Landscape.
    University of Agriculture in Krakow
  • Chinese Landscape Architecture
    (edited by the Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture)
  • Landscape Architecture
    (Beijing Forestry University; BLY Landscape and Architecture Planning and Design Institute)

Peer Reviewing for Research Councils

  • Australia, Australian Research Council
  • Australia, Australian Antarctic Science Program
  • Austria, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF)
  • Austria, Austrian Climate Research Programme (ACRP)
  • Belgium, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
  • Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Cyprus, Research Promotion Foundation
  • European Union, European Framework Programme for Research (FP7, H2020)
  • Germany, German Federal Foundation for the Environment
  • Germany, Volkswagen Foundation
  • Hong Kong, Research Grants Council (RGC)
  • Iceland, Icelandic Research Fund (Rannis)
  • Israel, Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
  • Lithuania, Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
  • Netherlands, NVAO (Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation)
  • Slovakia, Slovak Research and Development Agency
  • Switzerland, ETH Zürich Research Commission
  • Switzerland, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • United Kingdom, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Scientific advisor to the Wissenschaftsrat (Scientific Advisory Council to the German Government).

Peer Reviewing for International Scientific Journals

  • Annals of Forest Science (Springer)
  • Cartography and Geographic Information Science CaGIS (ACSM)
  • Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (Wiley)
  • Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (Elsevier)
  • Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (Pergamon)
  • Engineering Geology (Elsevier)
  • Environment and Planning B (planning and design) (Pion)
  • Environmental Management (Springer)
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer)
  • Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)
  • GAIA (Oekom)
  • IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (IEEE)
  • Int. Journal of Geographical Information Science (Taylor & Francis)
  • Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (Taylor & Francis)
  • Journal of Environmental Psychology (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Landscape Architecture JoLA (Callwey)
  • Journal of Urban Design (Routledge)
  • Journal of Urban Technology (Taylor & Francis)
  • Land Use Policy (Elsevier)
  • Landscape and Ecological Engineering (Springer)
  • Landscape Ecology (Springer)
  • Landscape Research (Routledge)
  • Urban Forestry & Urban Greening (Elsevier)
Selected honours and awards
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), fellowship for Harvard University and Massachussetts Institute of Technology, 1988
  • Fellow Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2004
  • Tewksbury fellowship, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2006
  • Great Britain Sasakawa Fellowship, Japan, 2008
  • Digital Landscape Architecture DLA 2010 Award for IT Research in Landscape Architecture, 2010
  • Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). 2011 Excellence in Research & Creative Works Award, First ever European recipient
  • Academic Fellow of the Landscape Institute (Royal Chartered Body for Landscape Architects in the United Kingdom) 2011, First ever recipient
  • European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools. 2013 ECLAS Outstanding Researcher Award, First ever recipient