together we search for practical knowledge

DREISEITLwesearch is our research branch. We collaborate with universities, research institutions, NGOs, and the public to create practical know-how and foster innovation that has a real impact on daily life. Specifically we are focusing right now on how Circular Economy can help to transform rural areas and small towns, which are facing unique and urgent issues, such as limited resources or brain and human drain. We seek for a holistic approach to provide hope for neglected communities. We are searching for culturally sensitive solutions of how to improve the living conditions and the quality of life for residents in those areas. We actively involve the public, stakeholders and smallholders in participation processes to create an atmosphere of trust in the emerging future and be open for change.



Comparative Field Study of the Non-Material Effects of Blue-Green Integration in Singapore. A case study examining the effect of integrating Blue and Green Infrastructure (BGI) on different value dimensions.
Made by: Oliver D. Tovatt
Title: Research Assistant
Professor: Herbert Dreiseitl



Blue-Green Infrastructure is one of our core areas of expertise and interest. More than 30 years of practical experience, blended with research helps us to consult cities of how to find best solutions for the implementation of blue-green or nature based solutions into grey environments. Currently we are involved in NATURVATION, a Horizon 2020 project.


strengthening BGI in our cities

Usually we think of a city as buildings, roads, concrete, asphalt and all the other hard, grey elements. But what if the city has more than one layer? What if we define a city by looking at water and vegetation as well elements that shape and improve human life. We call this BGI = Blue-Green Infrastructure – the essential layer in a liveable city.


RCA dashboard.jpg

Research on Assessment Tools for creating regenerative urban and rural areas is another field that we are investigating in. Together with the team of Regensia/New York we consult cities and regions of how to develop in a regenerative way.




With an inter- and trans-disciplinary team of researchers, practitioners and companies we are developing a model for the community of the 21st century, called planetYES.