Christophe Girot was born in Paris in 1957. He is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the Archi- tecture Department of the ETH in Zurich. His teaching and research interests span new topological methods in landscape design, landscape perception and analy- sis through new media, and contemporary theory and history of landscape architecture. He cofounded the Landscape Visualizing and Modeling Laboratory (LVML) at the ETH in 2010. His professional practice focuses on large-scale landscape projects, using advanced 3D GIS techniques that contribute to the design of adaptive and sustainable landscape environments.