Marcus Hedblom is professor of landscape architecture since 1 October 2021. His inauguration lecture will be held in Swedish and has the title "Multifunktionella grönytor i städer för biodiversitet och människors hälsa".
Marcus Hedblom’s research targets green infrastructure in urban areas, including urban forests, parks and other green spaces in and around our towns and cities. He looks at more species-rich alternatives to lawns, and how humans perceive nature and biodiversity through their senses. Marcus Hedblom also studies birds in urban settings, and how they are affected by densification and other disruptions. The goal is to generate urban planning that promotes people’s health and well-being while preserving the cities’ biodiversity.
Portrait, taken by Jenny Svennås-Gillner