Of DNA, Nature and Cities

Schedule of the Session Master of Urban Studies and Planning 17.9.2018

9:00-10:00: Checking in (introducing ourselves and discussing the fieldtrip)

10:00-12:00 PART1: Taking off. INTRODUCTORY LECTURES (2 hours)

  • 10:00-11:00 Lecture 0.1: “Planning for nature in a urban context: nature goals for New York City” 1 hour (Eric Sanderson, director of the Mannahatta-project)
    • TOPIC: The lecture will present the works developed by Mr. Sanderson´s team to define nature goals for New York City and how those goals, together with the use of new conceptual and digital frameworks, crystallized in the production of the Mannahatta project and Visionmaker.nyc
  • 11:00-12:00 Lecture 0.2: “Green infrastructure, ecosystem services and urban metabolisms” 1 hour (Juanjo Galan)
    • TOPIC: Short introduction to the basic concepts currently used in “Urban nature planning and management”

12:00-12:45 LUNCH BREAK

12:45-14:15 PART2: A conceptual flight: A COMMON LEXICON? (1,5 hours)

Development of a common lexicon about urban nature related concepts (teamwork in multidisciplinary teams + presentation by each team and discussion)

  • Urban nature
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Ecosystem services
  • Ecological sustainability and resilience
  • Sustainable Urban metabolism and nature
  • … new concepts proposed by the students

OPTION 1: Each team discusses and defines all the concepts / OPTION 2: Each team discusses and defines 1 or two concepts

14:30 – 16:00 PART3: Landing in the AXIS of the Metropolitan Area of Helsinki: A SHORT HANDS-ON WORKSHOP (1,5 hours):

  • An initial exploration of the “urban nature related concepts” (multidisciplinary teams with printed maps): 1 hour
    • Urban nature along the AXIS?
    • Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services along the AXIS?: Goals, spaces, functions, management, a Vision?
    • Potential role of nature in building more sustainable and resilient communities? Conceptual frameworks?
  • Presentation and discussion (0,5 hour)

Schedule in PDF:
USP_Hot Talk_Of DNA, Nature and Cities_SCHEDULE 17.9.2018

Slides in PDF:

compressed_of DNA, Nature and Cities_Juanjo Galan_2018


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