Herbert Dreiseitl

Landscape Architect & Urban Designer, DREISEITLconsulting

Havard GSD Loeb Fellow, Fellow of the Center of Liveable Cities in Singapore

Founder Atelier Dreiseitl in 1980 (today Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl)

Think-Tank “Liveable Cities Lab” at Ramboll Group International, Boston

Climate-resilient and livable Cities

June 21, 2022
 | Time: 
10:45 to 12:15 CET

Herbert Dreiseitl is an urban designer, landscape architect, water artist, interdisciplinary planner and Professor in Praxis. His focus is on creating Liveable Cities around the world, where Herbert is an internationally highly respected expert with a special hallmark on the inspiring and innovative use of water to solve urban environmental challenges, connecting technology with aesthetics, encouraging people to take care and ownership for places. He has realized ground breaking contemporary projects in the fields of climate resiliency, stormwater management, urban planning and landscape architecture like Berlin Potsdamer Platz with Renzo Piano, Tanner Springs Park Portland Oregon, or Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore. He lectures worldwide and has authored many publications including several editions of Waterscapes, Planning, Building and Designing with Water.
He has founded Atelier Dreiseitl in1980, now Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, a globally integrated design firm with a long-standing history of excellence in urban design, landscape architecture and resilient ecological planning. He has developed the “Liveable Cities Lab” (LCL), a thinktank at Ramboll Group International.

Today Herbert is an independent consultant for many cities and initiatives around the globe. His work integrates regenerative processes, demonstrating a portfolio of site-responsive interventions of community based urban planning and environmental sensitive engineering.

Herbert initiated and influenced several important movements like the WSUD, the ABC Water Guidelines for Singapore, Cloudburst projects in Copenhagen, New York City and Washington DC in cooperation with the Ramboll team; he also led research projects, e.g. with MIT, Harvard GSD, NUS and Zeppelin University, for a successful implementation of Blue/Green Infrastructure in dense cities worldwide.

Herbert Dreiseitl is also known for his artwork and aesthetics combining regenerative, resilient and smart technology with policymaking and good governance. He is always asking how to bring best value to the society, create a culture of inspiration, and implement better integrated solutions to humanize cities. Through a collaborative network, as Harvard GSD Loeb Fellow and regular Visiting Professor at NUS Singapore, Herbert and his wife Bettina created DREISEITLconsulting GmbH and are currently giving advice to many initiatives and cities around the world to improve their projects towards resiliency and strive for regenerative frame conditions.

Interview moderator:

John Fien

Innovation Professor of Sustainability at RMIT University in Australia

Professor of Practice in the Master of Disaster, Design and Development degree in the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University, Australia

Consultant to UNESCO Headquarters and UNESCO-UNEVOC

on Education for Sustainable Development