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Designing Green Cities: Landscape based urbanism


29.09.2022 Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment - Delft University of Technology - Berlage rooms

Designing Green Cities: Landscape based urbanism

This lecture series offers designerly perspectives on greening cities and bridges theory and practice in landscape architecture, urban design, urban forestry and urban ecology. The series addresses the integrative and exploratory capacities of design through illuminating discourses that take the landscape as basis to create healthy, climate proof and socio-ecologically inclusive cities. Speakers from practice and academia exchange ideas and showcase practical applications of landscape-based urbanism, forest urbanism and ecological urbanism.

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You can read the day’s report (PDF) here. You can find video recordings of the day below.

(In addition to the edition on Landscape, check out the editions on Forest and Ecology)

Program (all lectures are in English)

13:00-13:30 Walk in + coffee/Tea
13:30-13:35 Opening (Steffen Nijhuis, Research Leader Department of Urbanism)
13:35-14:45 Welcome (Dick van Gameren, Dean Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment, TU Delft)
13:45-14:00 Introduction Landscape-based Urbanism (Steffen Nijhuis, TU Delft Landscape Architecture)
14:00-14:30 Cultivating the Granite Garden: Reflections on 38 Years of Action Research (online) (Anne Whiston Spirn, MIT School of Architecture and Planning)
14:30-15:00 Coffee/Tea
15:00-15:30 Why Soil and Water are Indispensable Sources of Inspiration for Urban Planning (Rik de Visser, Vista Landscape and Urban Planning)
15:30-16:00 From Nature-Based Solutions to Nature-Based Systems (Nadya Nilina, Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners)
16:00-16:30 Questions/Discussion
16:30-17:30 Closure + Drinks


Rewind the presentation by Anne Whiston Spirn:


Rewind the presentation by Rik de Visser:


Rewind the presentation by Nadya Nilina:


Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment
Berlage rooms (Building 8, rooms West 410+430)
Julianalaan 134, Delft

Steffen Nijhuis (
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