Short CV/Education and training

Professional experience

  • Since 2020
    Head of the Leibniz-Junior Research Group URBNANCE (Urban human-nature resonance for sustainability transformation)

  • Since 2015
    Postdoc researcher, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), Dresden, Germany

  • 2010 – 2015
    Researcher at the Research Group Urban and Landscape Ecology, University Salzburg, Austria


  • 2012 – 2015
    Doctoral studies. University Salzburg, Department Geography and Geology, Austria & Bavarian Academy for Nature Protection and Rural Conservation (ANL), Laufen, Germany; Dissertation funded by the German Environmental Foundation (DBU), Degree: Dr. rer. nat;

  • 2007 – 2010
    Master programme: Landscape, Regional and Urban Management. University Salzburg, Austria (specialization: international development, regional management and city marketing), degree: Master of science, MSc

  • 2003 – 2007
    Bachelor programme: Agricultural Science. University Hohenheim, Germany (specification: economics and social sciences of agriculture), degree: Bachelor of science, BSc

Selected publications

  • Artmann, M., Sartison, K., Vávra, J. (2020): The role of edible cities supporting sustainability transformation – A conceptual multi-dimensional framework tested on a case study in Germany. Journal of Cleaner Production 255, 120220. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120220

  • Sartison, S., Artmann, M. (2020): Edible cities – an innovative nature-based solution? Impacts, drivers and constraints of implementation based on the example of Germany. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 49, 126604. doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126604

  • Artmann, M, Inostroza, L., Fan, P. (2019): Urban sprawl, compact urban development and green cities. How much do we know, how much do we agree? Ecological Indicators 96(2), 3-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.10.059

  • Artmann, M., Kohler, M., Meinel, G., Gan, J., Ioja, I.-C. (2019): How smart growth and green infrastructure can mutually support each other – A conceptual framework for compact and green cities. Ecological Indicators 96, 10-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.07.001

  • Artmann, M., Sartison, K. (2018): The role of urban agriculture as a nature-based solution: a review for developing a systemic assessment framework. Sustainability 10(6), 1937. doi: 10.3390/su10061937

  • Artmann, M., Chen, X., Ioja, C., Hof, A., Onose, D., Poniży, L., Zavodnik Lamovšek, A., Breuste, J. (2017): The role of green spaces in care facilities for elderly people across European cities. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 27: 203-213. doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2017.08.007

  • Artmann, M. (2016): Urban grey vs. urban green vs. soil protection – Development of a systemic solution to soil sealing management on the example of Germany. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 59: 27-42. doi: 10.1016/j.eiar.2016.03.004

  • Kabisch, N., Frantzeskaki, N., Pauleit, S., Naumann, S., Davis, M., Artmann, M., Haase, D., Knapp, S., Korn, H., Stadler, J., Zaunberger, K., Bonn, A. (2016): Nature-based solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban areas: perspectives on indicators, knowledge gaps, barriers, and opportunities for action. Ecology and Society 21(2): 39. doi: 10.5751/ES-08373-210239

  • Artmann, M. (2015): Managing urban soil sealing in Munich and Leipzig (Germany) – from a wicked problem to clumsy solutions. Land Use Policy 46: 21-37. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.02.004

  • Hansen, R., Frantzeskaki, N., McPhearson, T., Rall, E., Kabisch, N., Kaczorowska, A., Kain, J.H., Artmann, M., Pauleit, S. (2015): The uptake of the ecosystem services concept in planning discourses of European and American cities. Ecosystem Services 12: 228-246. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.11.013

  • Artmann, M. (2014): Institutional efficiency of urban soil sealing management – from raising awareness to better implementation of sustainable development in Germany. Landscape and

    Urban Planning 131: 83-95. doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.07.015

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • URBNANCE – Urban human-nature resonance for sustainability transformation (Leibniz-Junior Research Group, 2020 – 2025

  • Future Town Dresden, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), 2019 – 2021

  • Edible Cities – Assessing urban greening strategies as systemic solutions for social challenges of urbanization. Development of a conceptual evaluation framework and experimenting with using the example of edible cities in Germany, funded by the German Research Foundation DFG, 2017 – 2021

  • IOER postdoc-project "Urban human-environmental interactions. Efficient strategies for building sustainable cities of tomorrow"

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Review Editor for Land Use Dynamics, Frontiers in Environmental Science

  • Board member of the China Centre for Urban Ecology (CCUE)

  • Board member of the Society for Urban Ecology (SURE)

  • Member of Working Group "Inner Transitions to Sustainability"

  • Reviewer for: Cities, Ecosystem Services, Ecological Indicators, Environmental Research, Environmental Science & Policy, Landscape and Urban Planning, Landscape Ecology, Sustainability, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening

Media coverage




Additional qualifications

  • Teaching

  • Summer term 2020: "The transformative capacity of cities? Potentials and limits of transformation experiments on the future town Dresden", module: "Spatial Development Project", master course "Spatial Development and Natural Resource Management", TU Dresden

  • Summer term 2019: "meinGrün. Information and navigation to green spaces in cities", master course "Spatial Development and Natural Resource Management", TU Dresden

    2017, 2018: Visiting Professor, teaching in the course "Multi-criteria environmental assessment", Master program "Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment", University Bucharest, Romania

  • 2018: Master course, project study "Edible city: challenges and chances of implementation on the example of Dresden", Technical Dresden, Germany

  • Summer term 2017: "Urban nature: Analysis and assessment of urban ecosystem services in Salzburg, Austria", module: "Spatial Development Project", master course "Spatial Development and Natural Resource Management", TU Dresden

  • Winter term 2019/2020: 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017: Seminar "Urban Ecology – Open Space Planning", module "Landscape and Open Space Planning", master course "Spatial Development and Natural Resource Management", TU Dresden

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Trained in transpersonal coaching


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