Of DNA, Nature and Cities

By Juanjo Galan, Aalto University

Master of Urban Studies and Planning 17.9.2018

Schedule of the day

9:00-10:00: Checking in (introducing ourselves and discussing the fieldtrip along the AXIS of the Metropolitan Area of Helsinki)

10:00-12:00 PART1: Taking off. INTRODUCTORY LECTURES (2 hours)
• 10:00-11:00 Lecture: “Planning for nature in a urban context: nature goals for New York City” 1 hour (Eric Sanderson, director of the

Mannahatta-project)
• 11:00-12:00 Lecture: “Of DNA, Nature and Cities” 1 hour (Juanjo Galan)

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)

14:30 – 16:00 PART4: 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) in the AXIS of the Metropolitan Area of Helsinki

PICTURES Hot Talk_USP 17.9.2018  (photos by Juanjo Galan)

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