Water is our Best Teacher

Herbert Dreiseitl - Landscape Architect & Urban Planner / DREISEITLconsulting GmbH, Germany
7 May 2021, 9.15 am (CEST)

The Art of Fluid Thinking for a Resilient and Liveable World

Blue and Green in nature are never static but in a state of constant change. The dynamic of water and greenery is the environment’s resilient language, it’s potential to create living systems, and to enhance evolution.

In the built environment water is everywhere but not always visible and often not in our thoughts. We take water’s services for granted, making use of its enormous qualities and performance. In the short run, we might isolate the city from the environment, but to be truly sustainable for future generations, we need to be much more connected to the environment.

Fluid Thinking is an art that Herbert Dreiseitl developed throughout his career due to his deep dedication for water. Herbert Dreiseitl will share and discuss his experiences and works, which integrate regenerative processes, demonstrating a portfolio of site-responsive interventions of community-based urban planning, nature-based solutions, and environmentally sensitive engineering in cities of Europe, Asia, and worldwide.

About Herbert Dreiseitl

Herbert Dreiseitl is a renowned landscape architect, urban designer, water artist, interdisciplinary planner, and a professor in praxis. He is an internationally highly respected expert in creating liveable cities with a special hallmark on the inspiring and innovative use of water to solve urban environmental challenges, connecting technology with aesthetics and encouraging people to take care of and establish a sense of ownership for places. He has realized ground-breaking contemporary projects around the world in the fields of climate resiliency, stormwater management, urban planning and landscape architecture like Potsdamer Platz (Berlin), Solar City (Linz), Offenbach Harbour, Tanner Springs Park (Oregon), or Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore. Herbert is working in his own company, DREISEITLconsulting GmbH based in Überlingen, Germany.