Prof. Dr. Lučka Kajfež Bogataj
Lučka Kajfež Bogataj is a Slovenian climatologist, specialist in agricultural meteorology. She is a full professor and chair of Agrometeorology at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana. At the Faculty she has also been head of the Center for Biometrology since 1966. Professor Kajfež Bogataj is considered to be one of the pioneers researching the impact of climate change, particularly on growth of crops and agricultural production. In 2007 she was named a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Geneva and was vice-chair of Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability in the preparation of the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC.
Prof. Dr. Carl Steinitz
Carl Steinitz is the Alexander in Victoria Wiley Professor of Landscape Architecture and Professor Emeritus at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. One of the pioneers of the use of the GIS in spatial planning, Professor Steinitz has devoted much of his academic and professional career to improving methods to analyse large land areas and make design decisions about conservation and development. His applied research and teaching focus is on highly valued landscapes that are undergoing substantial pressures for change. He has been Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the Graduate School of Design since 1973. In 2007 he was awarded with the honorary doctorate from the University of Ljubljana. He is currently Honorary Professor at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.
Prof. Dr. Martin Prominski
Martin Prominski is Full Professor and chair of Designing Urban Landscapes at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. He studied landscape planning at TU Berlin and received a Master in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University, GSD. He has a PhD from TU Berlin (2003) and is a registered landscape architect. His current research focuses on design research strategies, qualification of urban landscapes, and integrative concepts of nature and culture. He is a member of the STUDIO URBANE LANDSCHAFTEN, an interdisciplinary platform for research, practice and teaching on urban landscapes, and the Co-founder of the “Sino-German Cooperation Group on Urbanization and Locality Research”.