Rene van der Velde (1966) studied Environmental Management at the University of Queensland, Australia and Landscape Architecture at Greenwich University, London & the Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam. He was project Architect for Alle Hosper between 1991 & 1997 was on the team for the winning proposal for Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia. In 1998 he established DEEPend Landscape Architects in Melbourne with Marie-Laure Hoedemakers, leading the external works team for the design and documentation of the square. From 1999 he was lecturer in the undergraduate programme of Landscape Architecture at RMIT University in Melbourne and from 2001 Graduate Program Co-ordinator. Since 2003 he is based in the Netherlands and involved in teaching, researching and designing with a focus on urban landscapes.

In 2007 he was appointed Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Technical University of Delft, heading up the introduction of a new master programme in Landscape Architecture. He is now leader of the research group Urban Landscape Architecture and completing his PhD on Transformation praxis in contemporary brownfield parks. His research expertise includes theories, methods and techniques in the field of landscape architecture, place and community in the urban realm, landscape planning and design in metropolitan areas, landscape urbanism, infrastructural landscapes and urban biodiversity. He is editor of SPOOL Journal of Architecture and the Built Environment and advisor to national, provincial and local authorities in the Netherlands. He also coordinates and teaches in undergraduate and graduate programmes at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft.


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