Karin Helms is a Landscape architect, she was appointed Professor at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape at AHO in 2020. Before, she was associate Professor at ENSP Versailles, Head of the Design Department and later Deputy Dean of International Affairs. She was State Landscape architect advisor in Upper Normandy for 20 years. She studied biology in Milan, landscape architecture at Gembloux’ school and ENSP Versailles. In 2019, she gained her PhD by practice at the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT. She has received several prizes and grants, including the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie research grant through the ADAPT-r programme. Her research includes Landscape urbanism and Large scale Landscape transformation. She has been involved in associations for the promotion of the profession and education in landscape architecture and became President of IFLA Europe in 2019.