Co-creation of multifunctional landscapes?
Lessons learnt from edible cities and beyond

This lecture presented the main areas of interest, projects and experiences of the research group Multifunctional Landscapes including the goal to support the development of healthy, biodiversity-friendly and sustainable productive (urban and rural) landscapes. This includes positioning in the debates on multifunctionality of landscapes, holistic visions of landscape sciences, popular topics such as ecosystem services and so-called nature-based solutions. Based on extensive fieldwork and large datasets, the lecture tries to derive some lessons learnt using almost no complicated diagrams. We scientists are not the “experts” who explain to others “non-experts” how the world looks like and how to change the world. On the contrary, we learn from other knowledge regimes and are – hopefully – part of an inclusive community of knowledge, practice and cosmologies. People drive transitions.