Top management of the association strengthened

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  • Eike Richter new chairman of the state association
  • Britta Deiwick, Philipp Sattler and Axel Klapka deputy chairmen, Karsten Standke continues as managing director
  • March: Anchoring landscape architecture in urban development

Press release, 13 June 2016

The Association of German Landscape Architects (bdla) has elected a new association leadership for its tasks in Berlin and Brandenburg:

Eike Richter is the new chairman of the regional association. Richter had previously been involved as head of the urban development working group. "We want to anchor landscape architecture in Berlin more strongly in urban development and politics," says Richter. In order to show more presence here, the association leadership was broadened: In addition to Richter, the new board consists of Britta Deiwick, Philipp Sattler and Axel Klapka as deputy chairmen and Karsten Standke as managing director.

Britta Deiwick was already active for two years in the executive committee as a deputy chairwoman. Deiwick had repositioned the state association, particularly in the area of public relations. "We combined classic measures such as press releases with new social media tools," Deiwick said. "With Twitter, the association can react in real time to daily developments," says Deiwick. In the meantime, he says, there are more than 350 followers. A new content focus, he says, is Green Infrastructure, which should be synonymous with Gray Infrastructure. On July 1, 2016, the conference "Grüner wird's nicht" in Berlin will be the first step in this direction. The event is supported by the Berliner Stadtreinigung (BSR) and sponsored by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU).

Philipp Sattler as the new deputy chairman focuses on the interlocking of landscape architecture, urban development and building culture. In this context, he has most recently devoted himself to landscape architecture as green living culture - and developed an online exhibition entitled "Draußen im Zentrum" (Outside in the Centre). Sattler is also chairman of the German Society for Garden Art and Landscape Culture Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. (DGGL) and regularly chairs the 'Green Salon' there.

Axel Klapka has determined the fate of the association as chairman for nine years. Events on building culture in rural areas, garden worlds and also the topic of garden shows were his focus. Furthermore he is chairman of the association for the promotion of garden shows Berlin and Brandenburg e.V. (VFG). Klapka had introduced the instrument of the 'extended board' within the association, in which all working group chairmen and representatives in the chambers meet once a month.

The management is still in the hands of Karsten Standke. Standke is also chairman of the economics working group and has organised further training courses and conferences on this subject.

The Association of German Landscape Architects has 1,300 members nationwide and has existed for over 100 years. The regional group Berlin Brandenburg of the BDLA is concerned with landscape architecture in the high-density inner-city area up to the sparsely populated rural area. For further information, please visit

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