Lukas Höller

Lukas holds a B.Eng. in Landscape Architecture from Weihenstephan‐Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences and finished his M.Sc. in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences, within the Track of Urbanism at Delft University of Technology with Cum Laude in 2020. During his master thesis, Lukas explored collaborative and imaginative planning approaches that focus on combined values and how this can help to achieve long‐term resilience and a sustainable and balanced coexistence of port and city actors within a shared Arctic territory in Northern Norway (

Since September 2021, he has been working on his PhD research “Second‐tier Port Cities as Gateways to Healthy Territories” at the Delft University of Technology Urbanism Department, Section of Spatial Planning & Strategy.

He is interested in urban and territorial research and planning approaches and focus on looking into health, human-needs and planetary well-being in medium sized port cities along the Rhine. Furthermore, he is interested in the mapping of port city territories from a multidisciplinary and spatial-temporal perspective that goes beyond existing (mainly economic) modelling approaches. He is also part of the Leiden‐Delft‐Erasmus PortCityFutures research group where he is involved in several research and planning activities, such as working on a Port City Atlas, making podcasts and participating in core-team activities.

Recent publications in the last five years (with hyperlinks):

Höller, L. (2021). Porous Kirkenes: Crumbling Mining Town or Dynamic Port Cityscape? Urban Planning, 6(3), 197-209. Retrieved from: