Elke Mertens is professor of garden architecture and landscape maintenance at the Hochschule Neubrandenburg – University of Applied Sciences. She holds a Dr.-Ing. degree from the Technical University in Berlin (1997). She is co-chair of the German Hochschulkonferenz Landschaft (HKL), general secretary of the Le Notre Institute and had been active in the Le:Notre Thematic Network as well as in ECLAS as member of the executive boards. Elke Mertens has published the Book “Visualizing Landscape Architecture” and has been active as reviewer for different conferences and magazines in the field of landscape.