Dense+Green Cities: Architecture as Urban Ecosystem / YTK:n Pitkän kurssin Tähtiluento

Event Information

Date: Thursday March 12, 2020
Time: 13.00–16:00
Location: Aalto Living+ Hub, luentosali R1, Rakentajanaukio 4 A, 02150 Espoo

In Finland, the need to mitigate climate change and the aim to enhance the economic synergy of cities have led to a common understanding of a need for a denser urban environment. Many surveys have shown, however, that the citizens highly value green environments. The challenge is, thus, how to create denser and greener urban environments?

In an international discussion, the emergent understanding of the building and the city as ecological systems has raised the question of their interaction. In which ways does a "green building" contribute to the ecology of its surroundings? And how can ecologically designed urban districts, with their green and blue networks, link up with the elements and technologies of building design? These are questions of concept, planning, design, and not least experience. All these dimensions of "green building" are covered in the lecture, based on discussion and studies on most recent and innovative Dense+Green Cities in Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

The lecture and the panel discussion will be in English.


13.00–13.30 Coffee

13.30 Welcome and Introductions

Lecture: Dense+Green Cities: Architecture as Urban Ecosystem

Prof Dr Thomas Schroepfer
Professor and Founding Associate Head of Pillar / Architecture and Sustainable Design
Singapore University of Technology and Design

Read more about Prof Dr Thomas Schroepfer

Panel Discussion

16.00 Event ends



Register for the event by March 3, 2020. The event is free of charge. Kindly note that the seats are limited.

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The event is co-organized by Aalto PRO, Aalto Living+ Platform and Department of Architecture, Aalto University. Studia generalia Tähtiluento is a part of YTK:n Pitkä kurssi, contininuing professional training program for experts in the field of urban planning.

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