'Cityplantastic', Copenhagen, Denmark[Event Date: 2012-06-27]
[Expiry Date: 2012-06-27]
An event entitled 'Cityplantastic' will take place from 27 to 28 June 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Plants are seen as playing an increasingly important role within architecture and urban design. Some stakeholders see plants as important parts of the cityscape of the future. However, the extent to which urban vegetation can help adaption to climate change, for example, or contribute to mitigation raises many questions.
Whether plants are viewed in the city as constituents of a wider ecology or simply as ameliorators of microclimates for human comfort their dynamic aesthetic power is significant. Their physical and spatial presence also act as indicators of environmental conditions - be it wind, draught or pollution. The aesthetic dimensions of urban plants are rich, complex and dynamic and these qualities can be activated and adapted.
The conference programme includes speakers from landscape architecture, urban design and urbanism, who will reflect upon the multiple roles of plants in the future city through their most recent projects.
For further information, please visit: http://www.windk2012.dk/
Data Source Provider: University of Copenhagen
Document Reference: Based on an event announcement
Subject Index: Earth Sciences; Regional Development; Social Aspects