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Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Ulrike Pitha

Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction
Peter-Jordan-Straße 82, 1190 Wien
Tel: +43 1 47654-87403


ORCID: 0000-0003-3363-6649

Curr. Vitae

2023 - 2023 ERASMUS+ Teaching & Training Staff Mobility, Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MT MALTA02), Nature-based Solutions Aspects, Vegetation Technology & Green Infrastructure
2023 - 2023 Lehrtätigkeit im Rahmen des Moduls Ingenieurbiologie und Begrünungsverfahren an der Hochschule Geisenheim University
2015 - Habilitation at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna: Habilitation thesis: Blooming Cityscapes. Vegetation technological Solutions for Livable and Sustainable Urban Areas Focused on Permeable Pavement Systems, Green Roofs and Green Walls
2015 - Privatdozentin for Vegetation Technology am Institut of Soilbioengineering and Landscape Construction, Ingenieurbiologie und Landschaftsbau der Habilitation at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
2012 - - Leader of research group Vegetation Technology and Green Infrastructures of the Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction
2009 - PhD, PhD thesis: Wheelchair Use in Parks. A Cataloge of Planning, Design and Construction Principles for Barrier-Free Urban Parks and Park Ways
2003 - 2009 PhD study Landscapeplanning and Landscapearchitecture
2002 - Master, master thesis: Paths in the parks of Hellbrunn and Baden. A survey on historic gravel paths in respect to construction engineering, the technology of rocks, the maintenance and the qualities of open space planning.
1995 - 2002 Master study of Landscapeplanning and Landscapearitecture

Statistik Austria, science classification

horticulture; green area planning; environmental organisation; landscape planning; Structural engineering; Sustainable building; Landscape architecture; Vegetation technology; Building-integrated vegetation;


Vegetation Technology; Microclimatic Effects of Plants; Plants for Urban Areas; Storm Water Management; Green Infrastructures and Nature Based Solutions; Bio-based Constructional Engineering and Technology; Sustainable Constructional Engineering and Technology; Landscape Construction; Sustainable Landscape Construction;

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2021 -2023 Scientific Board of the Society Regentropfen
2021 -2023 Innovationsnetzwerk Funktionsfassade - Zukunftstechnologien für nachhaltige Gebäudehüllen (Netzwerkpartner, Koordination Österreich)
full member
2018 -2025 Scientific Board des GrünStattGrau Innovationslabors
deputy head
2018 -2023 GrünStattGrau Innovationslabor -
2015 -2023
2013 -2022 International Turfgrass Society
2012 -2014 European Turfgrass Society
2011 - Austrian Standards Institute, Expert in working groups
field specialist

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2020 -2021 Sustainability: Guest Editor
Editorial Board Member
2020 -2022 International Turfgrass Society Research Journal : Associate Editor
Editorial Board Member
2015 -2023 BIOTOPE CITY JOURNAL: Redakteurin

Reviewer for scientific journals

2021 -2023 Sustainability
2011 -2018 Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section A-Animal Science

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2021 online Symposium 'Die klimaresiliente, grüne, naturinklusive Stadt'
2017 International Turfgrass Research Conference
Scientific Member of the Advisory Board
2012 3rd International Turfgrass Conference
Scientific Member of the Advisory Board
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