How can we design nature-based solutions and biodiversity to address the needs of cities to mitigate against the effects of climate change and specific issues like extreme urban heat?
These are amongst the themes discussed in the American Planning Association’s ‘People Behind the Plans‘ podcast series, where host Courtney Kashima, AICP, is joined by SLA partner and design principal Rasmus Astrup.
The two also discuss a few of the projects that SLA worked on from places around the globe like Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Copenhagen, and Detroit. They also dig into the significance of local knowledge and expertise when taking on projects as well as how to deal with the disproportionate impacts on more vulnerable populations.
Listen to the episode below or wherever you get your podcasts.
Rasmus Astrup: 'City Nature' - The 2022 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Lecture
In spring 2022, SLA partner and design principal Rasmus Astrup was invited to give the annual Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Lecture by the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Vancouver.
City Nature: It's how it feels and functions. Not how it looks.
Themes such as nature-based design, biodiversity, and green cities are becoming more and more popular. But what do we actually mean when we talk about ‘city nature’ and ‘quality of nature’?
Small town values: When villagers drive the development
How do citizens – and not just municipalities and experts – drive the strategic development of villages?