Dipl.-Ing. A. Wandl

Alex Wandl

Alex Wandl

Dipl.-Ing. Alex Wandl, MSc


Alexander Wandl holds a master degree in landscape architecture and planning (University of Life Sciences Vienna) as well as a Post master’s degree in European Urbanism (EMU at Delft University of Technology and IUAV Venice). He is a researcher at the Department of Urbanism, Chair of Environmental Technology and Design with a rich experience in national and international research projects. His expertise focuses in the integration of spatial decision and design support via geographic information systems and other smart technologies. His research specifically focuses on the integration of urban form, its performance and related spatial policies through the concept of urban metabolism, with a spatial focus on peri-urban areas.

As graduation mentor, Alex is interested in projects that strongly integrate aspects of urban and regional design, strategic planning and landscape ecology. A graduation project should comprise both research and design. Possible graduation topics should be related with sustainable urban metabolism and can include:

  • Strategies and design proposals for the urban renewal of neighbourhoods.
  • Strategies and proposal for the redevelopment of brownfields or other wasted landscapes.
  • Urban spatial strategies and design proposal for a shift towards a circular economy from the neighbourhood to the regional scale.

Preferred case study areas are the REPAiR cities, Amsterdam, Naples, Ghent, Hamburg, Łódź and Pécs – students working at this city will have the possibility to work in intense connection with the REPAiR team. Students working on other cities are of course also welcome.

As second mentor, Alex is available for students working on the topic of the Urban heat island and its relations to urban design and human well-being.

Departure: Circular economy, GIS and Regional Planning

REPAiR: REsource Management in Peri-urban Areas: Going Beyond Urban Metabolism
Haagse Hitte: Urban heat island study of The Hague – https://hitte.weblog.tudelft.nl/

Key publications
Towards sustainable territories-in-between: a multidimensional typology of open spaces in Europe
Wandl Alexander, Rooij Remon & Rocco Roberto . 2016 In : Planning Practice and Research., p. 1-30

Hotterdam: How space is making Rotterdam warmer, how this affects the health of its inhabitants, and what can be done about it
van der Hoeven FD & Wandl A. 2015 Delft: TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. 92 p.

Beyond urban&rural classifications: Characterising and mapping territories-in-between across Europe
Wandl A, Nadin V, Zonneveld WAM & Rooij RM. 2014 In : Landscape and Urban Planning. 130, October, p. 50-63 14 p.

Essential flows – closing cycles
Geldermans RJ, Fremouw MA, van den Dobbelsteen AAJF, Wandl A, Mashhoodi B & van Timmeren A. 2014 Better Airport Regions: Final report. s.n. (eds.). s.l.., p. 29-59

Mapping and Managing essential resource flows in airport regions – the case of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Geldermans RJ, Wandl A & van den Dobbelsteen AAJF. 2014 AESOP 2014 Proceedings. s.n (eds.). Utrecht: AESOP., p. 1-18 18 p.