Designing Green Cities – Forest Urbanism
Last year, we organised a successful lecture series on designing green cities. This year, we have continued this successful formula. In autumn 2023, we organised a series of three lectures with again exciting, international speakers.
This lecture series offers design perspectives on greening cities and bridges theory and practice in landscape architecture, urban design, urban forestry and urban ecology. The series focuses on the integrative and exploratory capacities of design through enlightening discourses that take the landscape as the basis for creating healthy, climate-resilient and socio-ecologically inclusive cities. Speakers from practitioners and academia exchange ideas and demonstrate practical applications of landscape urbanism, forest urbanism and ecological urbanism.
The last lecture of the series was on forest urbanism. About 80 participants attended this lecture.
The speakers for this session were:
Welcome, Prof. Dr. Steffen Nijhuis Professor of Landscape-Based Urbanism, TU Delft
Trajectories of Forest Urbanism: Towards a Praxis of Symbiosis, Dr. René van der Velde, Associate Professor Urban Forestry, TU Delft
Urban-Forest Relationships in Denmark: A Genealogy of Co-existence, Prof. Dr. Ellen Braae, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Copenhagen
Planting for Biocities: New Dutch Woodlands for Next-generation Cities, Ir. Gerwin de Vries, director Flux landscape architects
You can read the day’s report here (PDF).