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09.05.2019 | 11:00 - 13:00 | Public Talk | Compact Cities – a brief retrospective

Wann 09.05.2019 von 11:00 bis 13:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200) iCal
Wo Rudower Chaussee 16 | 12849 Berlin | Raum 2'104
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Invitation to a public talk in the Landscape Ecology Lab:  
“Compact Cities – a brief retrospective”

May 09, 2019, Room 2'104, 11:00 am

Presenter:
Prof. Mike Jenks
School of Architecture, Faculty of Technology,
Design and Environment, Oxford Brookes University

Moderation:
Prof. Dagmar Haase
Dr. Diana Dushkova

 

We welcome our dear guest Mike Jenks who is a Professor of School of Architecture, Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, Oxford Brookes University and the Founder Director of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. Mike is also an architect and former Head of the Oxford School of Architecture. His research focuses on the sustainably city, urban form and the compact city, and has published widely. He carried out research and consultancy nationally and internationally, and called on to lecture in many parts of the world.

Drawing on work at Oxford Brookes University, the talk will review some of the claims and counterclaims about the compact city and its sustainability, will speculate about, and question, its relevance as a concept for the World's largest cities. The talk will end with an example of a small town trying to apply 'compact city theory' to a practical plan within the UK's neighbourhood planning system. As Mike noted he would classify his talk as more light entertainment than heavyweight research.

So, we invite our colleagues and students to this fascinating presentation to learn more and to discuss together the various dimensions of urban sustainability – economic, social, transport, energy and ecological – in their relationships both to each other and to urban form. The elements of urban form include density, land use, location, accessibility, transport infrastructure and characteristics of the built environment. Moreover, the discussion should address to the urban form the issues such as adapting cities, psychological and ecological benefits of green space and sustainable lifestyles. In doing so, the presentation will provide useful insights for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses and for researchers dealing with these issues.


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Prof. Dr. Dagmar Haase
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Department of Geography
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Computational Landscape Ecology