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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 kicked 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.

On 28 September, we kicked off the first lecture in this series.

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

The speakers for this session were:

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

There were over 100 interested people for this lecture.
Register for the next lectures? Register here.

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

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