Nature-Based Solutions for Cities
Climate change, urbanisation and declining biodiversity pose many challenges to cities around the world. We need nature-based solutions to design cities that are resilient and healthy to live and work in. In this talk, the speakers will elaborate on different aspects of planning a green city – the sustainable response to those challenges. Building a green city requires a systematic approach and involvement of all stakeholders, from the government to every urban dweller. They will give worldwide examples of how cities implement nature-based solutions. They will explain a living labs approach where the governance and design of nature-based solutions in cities can be implemented together with all citizens.
Who will teach you?
Marian Stuiver
Wageningen University
Marian Stuiver is a PhD in Agricultural Sciences at Wageningen University and Research Centre. She is a programme leader in Green Cities. Dr Stuiver is developing consortia on topics such as sustainable business, climate change and nature in the city. Marian is a recognised global expert on strategic visioning, science for impact, ethics and governance. She is developing methodologies to connect entrepreneurs, organizations and policymakers from different backgrounds and cultures for a common goal.
Nabi Agzamov
Strelka KB
At Strelka KB, Nabi works on creating a more sustainable and resilient urban environment, by strengthening the relationship between water, ecology and cities.
He worked at an urban design and landscape architecture firm SCAPE (New York, NY), there, among other projects, he participated in the design of the "Ecological Citizens" exhibition for the US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Architettura (2018).
Nabi holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, a Bachelor from New York Institute of Technology, and is an alumnus of The New Normal postgraduate program at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design.