Michael Schwarze-Rodrian

Michael Schwarze-Rodrian is a German landscape planner who has combined innovative landscape design with structural change in regional, urban and industrial developments in the Ruhr Region since the mid 1980s.

He developed and moderated the Emscher Landscape Park (ELP) as a regional park-system. Until recently he was the Director of the Department European and Regional Networks Ruhr and the EU Representative of the Regional Association Ruhr (RVR). Michael Schwarze-Rodrian promoted integrated strategies and moderated regional and inter-municipal networks to establish and manage sustainable Green Infrastructures.

Michael Schwarze-Rodrian is international connected and a member of the German Academy for Urbanism and Spatial Planning (DASL).Michael, along with several BCU academic staff members, is also attached to the West Midlands National Park Lab.