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This blog covers environmental, architectural and public space topics in Germany that are timely and relevant to these fields but on which there is hardly any information available in English, and in many cases none at all – with occasional digressions into non-Germany-related design topics. (My recreational blog is here.) Richard is an urban ecologist with a Ph.D. (Doktorat) in forest ecosystems.

He is speaker for the Water Working Group (site in German; English auto-translation is here)of the BUND (German Association for Environmental and Nature Conservation) Berlin chapter and an advisor to BUND-Berlin on urban climate adaptation. In New York City, he taught and conducted research on urban ecosystems at the New School’s Urban Systems Lab and was project manager for nature-based climate adaptation solutions at an environmental planning and engineering firm. Prior to that he was a researcher at the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications. His Ph.D. is from Yale University and he holds an M.S. in plant biology and cultural botany (New York University / New York Botanical Garden) and a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media Studies (Brown University).

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