Contact the research directors of NextCity
Maike van Stiphout,
Mathias Lehner, lehner gunther:

ir. Maike van Stiphout – landscape architect (WUR)
Maike van Stiphout is director of the Amsterdam-based DS landscape architects since 1993. Since September 2014 she is Head of the Landscape Architecture Department at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. She wants to build a bridge between architects, landscape architects and experts from ecology and biology, but also, for example, manufacturers of building materials. Her mission is to enlarge the interest in including nature within spatial developments as the basis for a new building practice. More info:

ir. Mathias Lehner – architect (TU Delft & Vienna)
Since 2004 architect Mathias Lehner is founding director of the multidisciplinary design office lehner gunther in Amsterdam. Mathias Lehner works within an international network and has special interest in the economic, communicative and social aspects of architecture. Mathias has been lecturing at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, the University of Applied Science Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology and other universities in the Netherlands and abroad. At the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects he heads the international program. More info:

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