Research Activities

Research at the Faculty


design of the human living environment

The faculty's strength in its broad and interdisciplinary positioning is being re-bundled into a forward-looking and internationally unique research profile. The shaping of the human living environment is the central point and concrete field of action of important political and research agendas: the UN Sustainable Development Goals, UN Habitat III, the EU Urban Agenda, the Faro Convention of the Council of Europe, the goals of the EU Horizon 2020 Programme "Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative, and reflective societies", as well as numerous related national and regional programmes, such as the Transformation Agenda and the National Urban Development Policy of the BMBU.


    HABITATS OF THE FUTURE HABITATS OF THE FUTURE will in future form the central focus of the faculty's scientific and artistic research. The existing excellence in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, environmental planning and technical education will be summarized and further developed in a focused manner under the leitmotif of shaping the human living environment. This allows an innovative combination of spatial design, strategy formation and planning in multi-actor models. This stand-alone research profile opens up numerous research cooperations - both interdisciplinary as well as within universities and internationally, since many different docking points are available or will be expanded in the future. The new overarching research focus builds on the faculty's previous research profile and establishes four new lines of research:

    • reflective design in architecture and landscape
    • perspectives for town and country,
    • integrated technologies in building and nature,
    • valorisation of cultural heritage.

Research at the Institutes

The inter-faculty research focus "Habitats of the Future" is developed through research in the various institutes that is aimed at shaping the human living environment.

The interdisciplinary range of architectural, engineering and natural science disciplines in the Faculty is thereby networked in a variety of ways throughout the university, nationally and internationally and opens up new collaborations.

You can find more detailed information about a large number of different research projects directly on the pages of the respective institutes. The Faculty is also involved in important research centres and working groups at Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Research Centres and Forums of the Faculty

    Spatial Transformation - Future for Town and Country
  • CGL
    Centre for Garden Art and Landscape Architecture
  • LiFE 2050
    Energy 2050
  • CINC
    Center for Inclusive Citizenship