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The role of urban biodiversity

Biodiversity is one of the central issues of our time and also an important topic in the work of von lala.ruhr in an urban context. For…

The future of centres is inclusive, green and productive!

How do you bring more quality of stay into the city centre, how more culture and identity?

Review: Imagine Green Urban Futures – XR in urban planning

We need images for the futures of our cityscapes. At the Places _ VR Festival lala.ruhr presented new digital solutions for urban planning.…

polis AWARD 2021 for lala.ruhr in communicative urban design

3rd place in the category "Communicative Urban Design"

Imagine green urban futures: the teams have been selected!

The participants in the "Imagine green urban futures" competition, which was looking for technology-savvy planners and designers, have now…

Green Infrastructure Offensive: Handing over the recommendations for action to the RVR

On behalf of and in cooperation with the Ruhr Regional Association (RVR), the lala.ruhr team developed a strategic-conceptual contribution…

Podcast tip: the one minute city and the Internet of nature!

At the lala.ruhr festival in February this year, there was a very special live session that was recorded and has now been released as an…

Apply: Imagine green urban futures – lala.ruhr goes places!

Are you tech-savvy? Then lala.ruhr, in cooperation with the Places_Virtual Reality Festival in Gelsenkirchen-Ückendorf, has a very special…

lala.ruhr – the film: On the road with the actors in the region!

We have been on the road in Essen, Gelsenkirchen and Oberhausen in recent weeks to visit innovative projects and capture exciting voices…

Workshop report: Urban gardening in the Ruhr area

More community gardens in the Ruhr region - how can that be done? Jonas Runte and Nils Rehkop recently explored this question in a digital…

green-blue streets: planning task at the rwth aachen

green-blue streets: Water-sensitive city Essen-Altendorf. lala.ruhr has co-developed a planning task of the Chair of Landscape Architecture…

workshop report: urban biodiversity

Biodiversity in the Metropole Ruhr - a topic that is already being addressed by numerous actors in the region. An overview and introduction…

New home: Arriving in the urban landscape of the Ruhr region

For lala.ruhr, Omar Mohamad reflects on his arrival in the urban landscape of the Ruhr region and draws direct comparisons to Aleppo's…

Workshop “Urban Gardening” on 6 May!

Jonas Runte and Nils Rehkop will present various forms of urban gardening digitally via zoom and give an overview of the scene in the Ruhr…

Project “Wild Ruhr Area” introduces itself

At first glance, the Ruhr area does not seem to be the ideal working environment for nature photographers. Nevertheless, or perhaps…

Shaping space is linked to major issues for the future

The landscape architect Isabella de Medici has written down for lala.ruhr what makes her profession - a pleading for a strong landscape…

In conversation with Daniel Bartel from SEND NRW

Daniel Bartel from SEND NRW talks about the opportunities and challenges of social entrepreneurship, approaches...

Workshop report: creative use of brownfields – blueprints for space pioneers

The appropriation of space by creative pioneers - how is that possible, how does it work in the Ruhr region? Three activists who have been…

Workshop report: Green ways, green spaces – new infrastructures for liveable cities

We need fewer parking spaces and more cycling in our cities - many city dwellers, initiatives and planners agree on this. But if parking…

Workshop report: a social-ecological centre as a laboratory for a green (urban) landscape

At the interface between the question of social justice and a reaction to the climate crisis, the idea of a social-ecological centre for…

Workshop report: How do we want to deal with the landscape in the Ruhr region?

Guidelines and measures are needed to protect the landscape from encroachment and to preserve its value. But what do these look like?…

Workshop report: What now? Wanted: A new narrative for the Ruhr region

Admittedly, it was a cheeky attempt: In two days, lala.ruhr wanted to collaboratively develop an overview of the narratives of the Ruhr…

Workshop report: Urban Re Creation – new images for inner-city open spaces

The inner cities of the Ruhr metropolises are still dominated by individual traffic. Here, car after car jostle each other, large traffic…

lala.ruhr in enorm magazine

Not only was the feedback from participants on the first digital festival for landscape huge, but so was the media coverage. enorm magazine…

Workshop report: Kicking around for a good cause – Environmental protection combined with football

A workshop on football at a festival of the landscape? Where, if not in the Ruhr region! Patrick Schulz from the initiative "bochumbolzt",…

Workshop report: Participation and responsibility for green stations

Train stations are hubs in the urban fabric. For some, they are a transit point on the way to work or on a journey, for others they are a…

After the festival: we say thank you!

Friday and Saturday our Festival of Landscape took place for the first time. We are quite moved by the great interest, the inspiring…

Discussing the cities of the future together: lala.ruhr and The Nature of Cities Festival cooperate

5 days, 12 languages, over 100 programme items covering all regional time zones: The international The Nature Of Cities Festival (TNOC)…

register for the festival for the landscape of the metropole ruhr!

Actually, we wanted to meet you on site, directly in the landscape – to work and think and envision, to go on excursions and to network…

#thinklandscape

Climate change, biodiversity, green infrastructure, urban agriculture, health and quality of life, right on our doorstep? How we shape…