Thomas Kerekes studied Environmental Systems Science with a specialization in Economics at Karl-Franzens University Graz and Landscape Architecture with a specialization in Urban Design at the University of Copenhagen. He also studied at the Universitè de Montrèal and Freie Universität Berlin.
He is co-founder of the website/platform Urbalize which aims to present and share interesting ideas and visions in the field of landscape architecture, urban planning and urban design. Furthermore he was co-founder of the urbanism collective “Creative Roots” in Copenhagen and founding member of the Berlin network stadt:gestalten which has the focus to establish a network that can open an interdisciplinary approach to the urban landscape.
After spending years abroad, he has been living and working in Vienna for the past few years. At the moment, his work and research focuses on the communication and support of sustainable urban (landscape) development, as well as on the topic of the circular city, especially in the field of activating brownfield sites and vacant buildings.
At ÖGLA (Austrian Society of Landscape Architecture) he is right now board member and the OGLA Austria Delegate to IFLA Europe. One of his goals as the Austrian representative is to strengthen the visibility that makes landscape architecture to one of the major disciplines in Europe in dealing with the impacts of climate change.
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