In today’s urban areas, landscape is sometimes designed by architects and spatial planners. Where glaciers and then streams and rivers once shaped the landscape, the open spaces – the landscape – in densely built-up areas is now being designed by architects and engineers. Only rarely has an overarching objective been defined for achieving a harmonious whole with the brick and concrete mountains, and rarely is there a strategy in place for establishing a link – bringing added value for society – between the natural environment and the landscape as a product of organic development on the one hand and buildings on the other. Investigating this interface between nature and architecture, between the man-made (urban) landscape and the natural landscape is the purpose of a joint event platform established by AUT (Architecture and Tyrol) and the Office of the Environmental Ombudsman for the Tyrol. The focus is on providing quality access to the natural environment, further improving the various recreational spaces in the vicinity of residential areas, and on a discourse on the subject that does not shy away from controversy. As the region’s ecological conscience, the Office of the Environmental Ombudsman has a special interest in a debate on the potential and limits of general concepts at the interface between spatial planning, architecture and nature.