Dr. Dipl. Ing. MA (AA) Sanda Lenzholzer
Vital City || Healthy Urban Living
Associate Professor Landscape Architecture
Wageningen University & Research
Sanda Lenzholzer is an Associate Professor at Wageningen University and Principal Investigator at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS). In the 1990s she studied landscape architecture at the Leibniz University Hannover (Dipl. Ing.) and Housing and Urbanism at the Architectural Association School in London (MA). After that she was a designer associated with various agencies in the Netherlands and Germany (e.g. Sant & Co, Mecanoo, ST Freiraum). Simultaneously, she was part-time lecturer at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Since 2004 she is tenured at the Wageningen University. She specialized in the relationship between research and design and especially climate-oriented urban and landscape design. In 2010 she received her doctoral degree based on her study of microclimate on Dutch city squares. Within her research she integrates urban climate science with urban planning and design practice. She did so by advising design agencies, municipalities and provinces, giving guest lectures and master classes in many countries. Her recent book, “The weather in the city / Weather in the City” (nai010 publishers) very good reviews and she publishes widely in refereed journals. Through her research projects (e.g. Climate Proof Cities, Climadaptool, Realcool) she contributes to improving the knowledge base of climate-oriented urban design.