Wageningen University | Amsterdam Academy of Architecture | Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions | Amsterdam | The Netherlands
Sven Stremke is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. His research focuses on sustainable landscapes with special attention to renewable energy. In 2012, Sven Stremke and Renée de Waal launched the NRGlab, a laboratory devoted to research on energy transition and design of sustainable energy landscapes.
Before enrolling to his Master study, Sven worked as a landscape architect both in the United States and in Germany. After graduating from Anhalt University, Sven started working as landscape architect in Barcelona. Soon after moving to Spain, he was offered a position at the Landscape Architecture chair group in Wageningen. Having the chance to conduct his doctoral research in the Netherlands, Sven started working for Wageningen University and joined the WIMEK research school in the summer of 2006.
In his doctoral research, he studied sustainable landscapes with a special focus on the regional scale and energy. Between 2006 and 2010, Sven collaborated with researchers from three Dutch Universities in a project entitled Synergies between Regional Planning and Exergy. In October 2010, Sven defended his PhD thesis: Designing Sustainable Energy Landscapes: Concepts, Principles and Procedures. The objective of his dissertation was to advance the planning and design of sustainable landscapes. The thesis discussed science-based design concepts (substantive knowledge) and means to organize the design process (procedural knowledge).