Rainer Schmidt’s long professional and academic career and his handling of complex design challenges have gained him a wide expertise: from grand scale city master plans to innovative parks and garden designs. According to him, landscape architecture in the 21st century should be a multidisciplinary reflection the relationship between humans and nature. Landscape architecture has to counterbalance today’s problems like demographic change, digital revolution or energy transition preventatively. 50 per cent of the world population is living in cities today, in 2050
this will rise to about 70 per cent.