Urban Forum - Practice meets Academia

Last changed: 12 September 2019
The harbour of Gothenburg in evening lights.

After the successful Urban Forum during Lund’s Sustainability Week in April 2019 the two research platforms Urban Arena at Lund University and SLU Urban Futures are joining forces again during the International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019 in Gothenburg in September. Together we will arrange a place where practice meets academia, for practitioners and practice-oriented researchers to exhibit their work, finished or in progress, tackling urban sustainability in manifold ways.

During the Floor Talks of the Urban Forum | Practice meets Academia practitioners and researchers in the physical design disciplines (architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, engineering) engage in discussions with each other to refine issues of societal importance for practice and academia. Around 10 project authors will engage with the audience (in English) to bring light to burning questions, critical aspects, inspiring findings, in a collegial atmosphere – we are inviting practitioners and researchers to submit us their application as an answer on our call for projects (see template below).

Transdisciplinary research is understood by the organisers of the International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019 as co-producing and integrating knowledge and expertise from a variety of sources, including communities, research, cities and businesses, while crossing boundaries between academia and practice. It is an approach that is driven by the need to create processes where values and transformations towards a more just and sustainable society are openly debated.

Download the program in pdf.


Exhibition is open 10-13 September.

Opening session Program

11 September

17.30 Introduction by Lisa Diedrich, professor of landscape architecture and director of the research platform SLU Urban Landscapes

17.45h Free Talk

Mustakima Hussain - Advanced Architechtural Design, LTH, Lund University
Housing in the Bangladesh Delta Area: Climate change adaptation and new ways of sustainable living

Christer Malmström - Malmström Edström arkitekter ingenjörer (MEEAB)
Positive footprint housing: a new approach to sustainable dwelling

Bettina Steuri - UseUClim
UseUClim: Co-development of an urban climate model for sustainable urban planning

Marie Thynell - Assoc. Prof. Environmental Social Science, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg
Intergovernmental collaboration towards sustainable transport in Asia

Floor Talks Program

12 September

15.50 Introduction by Lisa Diedrich and guest critic Andrea Kahn, adjunct professor of site thinking in theory and practice, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU

16.00 An experimental approach to designing public space: Direct community participation in Hong Kong
Flora Lim - Former manager of Hong Kong Green Buildings Council

16.20 Time as a design factor: Exploring slow green design for the new district park in Stångby, Lund
Linda Karlsson, Hanne Nilsson, Lisa Östman - Lunds Municipality & ÅF Landscape

16.40 Solrødgård Climate and Environmental Park: Transforming farmland into a multifunctional landscape
Marise Hansen / Sten Sødring - Gottlieb Paludan Architects

17.00 Hinterland Diagrams: Visualising the extended footprint of urban green space with Twitter data
Neil Sang - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU

17.20 Wrap up

13 September

08.40 Introduction by Per-Johan Dahl, Associate Professor, Lund University Department of Architecture and the Built Environment, and Andrea Kahn, adjunct professor of site thinking in theory and practice, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU

08.50 Warehouses : (Re) Designing a sense of place through adaptive reuse at Frihamnen, Gothenburg
Marta Mares Guijarro – Polytechnic of Turin (Italy) – SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

09.10 Children and the City: a Swedish-Serbian collaboration for inclusive environments
Shira Jacobs, Landscape Architect (Collective Sublime) and Magdalena Möne, Landscape Architect (City of Stockholm, Parks department)

09.30 Room for rain: The city as a garden and the future of streets
Anna Aslaug Lund – University of Copenhagen, section for Landscape Architecture and Planning & Gottlieb Paludan Architects

09.50 Göteborg förstärk: Färstningsstaden. A city development strategy with cultural historical values as its outset
Anna Reuter Metelius, Cecilia Gärde - Reuter Metelius Kulturmiljöspecialister & Mareld Landskapsarkitektur

10.10 Wrap up

What is the Urban Forum?

Listen to Lisa Diedrich, SLU Urban Futures and Per-Johan Dahl, LU Urban Arena explaining the Urban Forum. 

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