Aziza Abdulfetah Busser

VIN3 research coordinator (since 04.2019)

Aziza Abdulfetah Busser is a lecturer, researcher and practitioner in the field of landscape architecture. She is the Chair holder for the Chair of landscape architecture in Ethiopian institute of Architecture Building construction and City development (EiABC). She received a bachelor's degree in Architecture and Urban Planning and a masters degree in Environmental Planning and Landscape Design from Addis Ababa University in 2006 and 2010 respectively. She started her academic career at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development [EiABC], AAU in 2009 as lecturer. She is instrumental for the establishment of the Chair of Landscape architecture in February 2014 in EiABC. She has worked on Curriculum development of masters program in landscape architecture which was launched in October 2015. Currently she is engaged in PhD research on ‘Urban life quality of Ethiopian Cities: The Case of Street Side Open Spaces of Addis Ababa. Her latest research interests relate to the concept of 'Ecological Infrastructure’ in informing, transforming and guiding future trends in urbanisation of emerging economies.


Phone: +251912727472

Email: aziza.abdulfetah[at]


Research Projects

·       Closely working as a researcher with ECL-AA (Emerging Cities Lab) a collaborative research unit between EiABC, Ethiopia and Bauhaus University, Germany. Particularly on the ViN3 research project.

·       DAAD funded research project: Green Infrastructure and Urban Biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa conducted between EiABC; Leibniz University Hanover, Germany; NUST, Namibia; KNUST

·       Participated on preparation of National Urban Green Infrastructure Standard with giz and Ministry of Urban Development. Contributed on guiding the structure of work and the document as well.  


·        Landscape Architecture Design Studio

·        Planting Design based on ‘Permaculture and indigenous’ planting

·        Landscape Construction and Site Engineering

·        Course coordination on Professional Practice for Landscape Architects

Community Service

·        Worked on establishing kitchen composting site at EiABC with a capacity of about 140,000 kg of waste changed into organic fertilizer annually.  

·        Give and organize trainings on waste separation, composting, reusing and recycling for the local community around Lideta Sub-city as well as other state universities.

·        Providing community open space design for schoolyards and residential neighbourhoods.