Webinar: Public Space in the Green and Recreative City


This webinar gives you the opportunity to participate in the workshop for the Public Space in the Green and Recreative City project, where authors from all Nordic countries will present their draft articles which will later be published as a book. Each chapter will also hear two discussants – one academic and one practitioner. We will stream the presentations (9.20 – 13.55) as well as the conclusions at the end of the day (15.10 – 16.00). You will be able to ask questions both written and orally as you prefer and thus partake in the discussions following the presentations.

The aim of this project is to bring forward new planning and design visions for the green and recreative city, and thereby contribute to the development of sustainable Nordic cities. This project will analyse, discuss and develop new visionary knowledge on the preservation and design of public green spaces and recreational spaces for Nordic cities. It will include national expert reviews of current planning and design practices as well as workshops both scrutinising the current situation and developing future visions of the green and recreational city.

Join the webinar through this link: https://nordregio.adobeconnect.com/webinar/

DETAILED Programme green visions.


09.20 – 09.40 Introduction and overview of the day


09.40 – 10.25 Denmark: Stig Andersson, Founder of SLA & Professor, Copenhagen University

10.25 – 11.10 Norway: Karsten Jorgensen, Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

11.10 – 11.40 BREAK

11.40 – 12.25 Iceland: Anna María Bogadóttir, Founder of Úrbanistan & Assistant Professor, Iceland University of the Arts

12.25 – 13.10  Finland: Ranja Hautamäki, Associate Professor, Aalto University

13.10 – 13.55 Sweden: Thorbjörn Andersson, Professor, SLU & Landscape Architect – SWECO Architects

15.30-16.00 Panel re-cap from the parallel sessions

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For technical questions regarding the Webinar, please contact Johanna Feuk Westhoff, and for research-related questions, contact Johannes Lidmo (contact details below).