Dirk Oudes is Assistant Professor Landscape Architecture at Wageningen University and associate of NRGlab, a research laboratory on energy transition. Following a five year period as landscape architect with different design and consultancy firms, he worked at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture as research fellow, contributed as a teacher and wrote his PhD thesis in affiliation with Wageningen University. His PhD thesis is entitled Landscape-inclusive energy transition: landscape as catalyst in the shift to renewable energy. As part of his PhD thesis, he supervised master students and undertook extensive fieldwork in 20+ solar parks across Europe. The results of his research projects have been published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to his work as PhD researcher, he collaborated, among others, with leading design offices in The Netherlands and contributed as spatial expert to the negotiations of the National Climate Agreement in 2018. He is frequently asked as speaker, jury member or expert critic and was advisor for the Creative Industries Fund.