Green Urbanism & Beyond - The Role of Urban Green Space in Urban Planning and Design

Cities all over the world are looking for new ways to incorporate urban green space into their sustainability agendas - but what can green, more sustainable cities look like and how can we work to realise these ideas? How can concepts such as green infrastructure, green and sustainable urbanism and biophilic cities be vehicles in this development?

On the 9th of June, the Centre for the Future of Places (CFP) organized a one day seminar on green cities where the public had the possibility to discuss all these urging and thrilling questions.
Five leading academics in the field of landscape architecture, urban planning and sustainable urbanism shared their toughts on the role of urban greenspace in urban planning and design.

Professor Galen Cranz talked about "Renaturalizing the City", followed by Dr. Theodore Eisenman who showed us different aspects of "Urban Greening in an Age of Cities: Emerging Forms and Norms". Dr. Nina-Marie Lister gave us an insight on "Landscape as Infrastructure: Design for Resilience" while Dr. Gunilla Lindholm taught us more about "Urban green - in our heads and around our feet". Professor Michael W Mehaffy shed light on the "Lessons for the New Urban Agenda".

Closing the event we had a panel discussion called: "Making our cities green: Promises and Challenges" that created space to open discussion and questions.

The event were moderated by Tigran Haas the director of CFP and Helene Litke.

Thank you all for coming!

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