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Designing Green Cities – Landscape-based Urbanism


28.09.2023 Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment - Delft University of Technology

Designing Green Cities – Landscape-based Urbanism

With speakers from Toronto and Geneva, among others, we kick off the lecture series 2023 at TU Delft.

Last year, we organised a successful lecture series on designing green cities. This year, we are continuing this successful formula. We will organise a series of three lectures once again with engaging, international speakers.

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.


The lecturers for this session:

  • Introduction
    Shaping urban environments with natural processes
    Steffen Nijhuis
    Professor of Landscape-based Urbanism
    Section Leader Landscape Architecture, TU Delft

  • WildWays: Landscape Infrastructures for the Biophilic City
    Nina-Marie Lister
    Professor of Landscape Architecture, Toronto Metropolitan University
    Founder and director of the Ecological Design Lab

  • Urban biotopes: Designing Cities where Nature and People can Thrive
    Martin Knuijt
    Founder and Director of OKRA Landscape Architects, Utrecht

  • Designing a River-Garden
    Georges Descombes
    Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Geneva
    Architect and landscape architect at Atelier Descombes & Rampini

  • Drinks
    An informal closing with drinks and a snack


28th September, 13.00  – 17.45 hours

Delft University of Technology, Berlage Rooms
Julianalaan 134 (Building 8), 2628 BL Delft

Registration is free but required.
For each lecture you need a separate registration.

Register here

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