25-28 NOV 2019
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

#UDLExpo

Speaker Name

Rasmus Astrup

SLA Architects, Denmark

Partner

AboutRasmus Astrup

RASMUS ASTRUP is partner in SLA – one of Scandinavia’s leading landscape architecture and urban development studios. SLA has more than 20 years of experience in creating modern, sustainable urban spaces that inspire community and diversity through innovative use of architecture, infrastructure, nature and technology. Rasmus is currently working on major international projects with green transition as driver for the urban transformation, including the prestigious, international architecture competition ‘Re-invent Paris’: A new urban development project integrating the built and the grown environment, housing and retail, business and leisure, infrastructure, urban farming and roof top- tea plantations in the periphery of Paris.

Workshop ByRasmus Astrup

Day 1 City Nature – How to Grow a Livable City

28 Nov 2018 11:10 - 11:40
What is the meaning of nature when half the population lives in cities? Actually to create the livable city requires a strong team of multidisciplinary approach. Architecture, economics, engineering, sociology, history, biology and climate change adaptation. SLA believes that future urban spaces are multifunctional. The goal is to create the most valuable Urban spaces, by formulating a new type of City Nature. An urban space of high biodiversity, great aesthetic power and many different functional properties - from climate change adaptation to protection against urban heat islands and shielding of buildings, and infrastructure to wind and weather. But first and foremost a City Nature, that creates the best environment and social space for people. In his keynote speak ‘Evolving Nature within Future Cities” Rasmus will describe SLAs nature-based design approach, showing how green transition in urban planning can have major economic, social and environmental benefits.
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