Productive Urban Landscapes and the Circular City

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


Lecture about urban agriculture linking it to the Productive Urban Landscape discourse on the one (mainly spatial) side and to the Circular City discourse on the other (mainly systemic) side. (Online) lecture to Masters’ students of the Urban Management programme at Technische Universität (TU) of Berlin and of the Urban Planning programme at Technische Universität Cottbus.

The lecture was part of the Case Study series at the TU Berlin’s Urban Management programme, a series that highlights particular approaches and projects within a holistic course on urban management issues that aims ‘to contribute towards the development of socially inclusive, sustainable, safe and resilient cities worldwide’ (TUB UM www 2019).

Katrin’s Case Study lecture consisted of two formats which intercepted each other: one gave information, the other discussed it. The international audience – many of them practising architects and urban planners – was especially interested in strategies that allowed the development of urban food system activities in parallel with those in the peri-urban and rural realm. Conflicts were not so much seen spatially, f.e. on the use of parcels of urban land, and more socio-eocnomically, in that urban agriculture could diminish local rural producers’ attractiveness.
Period16 Dec 2020
Held atTechnical University of Berlin, Germany
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Continuous Productive Urban Landscape
  • Urban agriculture
  • Circular cities