Dr. Werner Nohl · landscape architect · honorary professor (Technical University of Munich)
Dr. Werner Nohl, born 1938, landscape architect, honorary professor (Technical University of Munich), publicly appointed expert on landscape aesthetics and outdoor recreation; retired 2020.
Professional education in landscape architecture and city planning at the Technical University of Berlin (diploma) and at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Doctorate (with distinction; title of dissertation: "Open space planning and emancipation") at the University of Hannover.
After academic training lecturing and research work at the University of Hannover/Germany and at the Technical University of Munich/Germany.
1983 - 2020 owner of the "Werkstatt für Landschafts- und Freiraumentwicklung" (office for landscape and open space development) in Kirchheim nr. Munich/Germany. Scope of work: planning, research, consulting, and expertise activities. Far-flung experiences in interdisciplinary cooperation.
In 1994 appointment as Honorary Professor at the Technical University of Munich, Faculty of Agriculture, later on School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan. Emphasis: Social aspects in urban open space planning and landscape planning. Retirement in 2006.
1981 - 2008 member of the Institute of Media Research and Urbanistics (IMU) in Munich, serving as founding and board member, later on as member of the advisory board)
In 1999 Research Fellow at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan Environment Agency, Tsukuba, Japan.
2006/2007 Research year at the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia
- Urban open space planning, public park management in cities, city planning
- Landscape planning and nature conservation
- Landscape planning contributions to planning activities in different land uses
- Landscape planning aspects in recreation, tourism, and leisure
- Landscape aesthetics, aesthetic perception and appreciation of landscape
- Social aspects of urban open space planning and landscape planning
- Cooperative planning, mediation in the planning process, participation
- Developmental concepts in urban open space planning, landscape planning and nature conservation
fields of work
- Social and socio-spatial aspects of open space and city planning
- Urban and regional aspects of open space use
- Open space provision in the field of public open spaces, institutional open spaces, private open spaces
- The use of parks, playgrounds, sport grounds, allotment gardens, historical gardens
- Ecologically and socially oriented urban renewal and urban redevelopment
- Scenic values in urban and rural landscape
- Social aspects of recreation and tourism in landscape planning
- The interplay between recreation-friendly environments and environment-friendly recreation
- Theoretical, empirical, conceptional and planning aspects of landscape aesthetics
- Investigations in the role of landscape aesthetics in various land use planning activities (land consolidation, agriculture, forestry, nature conservation)
- Implementation of plans, aspects of cooperative planning, and participation processes in open space and landscape planning
- Social aspects of death and dying in modern society and in cemetery culture as basis for cemetery planning
- Member of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects
- Member of the German Society of Rural Landscape
Licensed landscape architect (Bavarian Chamber of Architecture), retired since 2020
Sworn and publicly appointed expert on landscape aesthetics and outdoor recreation by the Government of Upper Bavaria (Supervisory Authority: Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria)