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www.checklistgroenbouwen.nl

Dutch Birdlife (vogelbescherming) launched the checklist for nature inclusive building. This website contains all you need to know about the animals that want to live with us in the buildings. What they look like, their habitat preferences, the prefab nesting elements we designed for them and much more.
The most interesting part of the website is “the options menu” for house owners, architects and builders. Imagin you want to make your house more biodiverse. You fill in all the questions, press ENTER and you get a personalised advice in your email box a little while later. As I was doing this I pictured a birdlife watcher sitting on his desk answering personally my questions. So nice, try it out yourself!

International symposium “Natur vielfalt bauen”, 24/10-25/10

The international symposium “natur vielfalt bauen” will take place Octobre 24-25 in Montforthaus Feldkirch in Austria. Urban growth, densification and the desire for a smart and energy-efficient city development need more than ever the focus on biodiversity, climate change adaptation and quality of life. The international symposium examines needs and strategies, presents trend-setting and innovative projects and enables a transdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and experience.

It is organised by Amt der Vorarlberger Landesregierung and Partners. And amongst all readings, nextcity.nl will be there as well. Maike van Stiphout will give on the 25th of Octobre a lecture about nature inclusive design.

You can register on www.naturvielfaltbauen.org<img

learning module for city planners

The site shows a selected outputs from the GREEN SURGE project. The outputs are all focused on how Urban Green Infrastructure can contribute to a sustainable future for cities by addressing major urban challenges. The challenges are related to land use conflicts, biodiversity conservation, climate change, demographic changes, a greener economy, and human health and wellbeing.

This handbook is a selection of findings and examples, compiled into policy briefs, factsheets, guidelines, recommendations, and main messages which are all tailor-made for decision-makers such as planners, policy-makers, and other practitioners.

The link – learning module – leads you to the learning module on the chapter Green Economy. The module contains an inspiring checklist which can help to shape the future of our cities by bringing the Urban Green Infrastructure concept up-front!

learning module
The GREEN SURGE Handbook

First guide for nature inclusive design

The summery of “The first guide for nature inclusive design” is launched today, published by nextcity.nl (EN). The context of the launch is the change of heads of landscape architecture at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. This guide is but a summary to raise the money for a more extensive guide.The publishing house nai/010 wants to publish it and the EFL foundation already promised to support it.

At the moment 12 cities in the Netherlands develop policy to build for biodiversity, and more will follow. The extended guide can help planners, civil servants, developers and designers to do “the job”. Don’t hesitate to contact us when you want to sponsor “The first guide for nature inclusive design”.

pop-in expo in Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam (HNI)

Parallel to the presentation of nextcity.nl at the current Biennale di Venezia, Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the exhibition ‘Building for Biodiversity’in the context of the exhibition Dissident Gardens.

Students and alumni of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture show nature-inclusive projects of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. on the scales XL, L, M and S. These are new and inspiring visions on the feasibility and benefits of the biodiverse city.

On Thursday evening, September 20, Mathias Lehner, architect and research director of nextcity.nl, goes in discussion with experts and public about the urgency of the theme biodiversity as a necessity for the “Quality of Life” in the future city.

He interviews the designer of the exhibition Dissident Gardens and the artist of the new garden of the HNI Frank Bruggeman, Maike van Stiphout landscape architect and research director of nextcity.nl and researcher and urban ecologist and twitterer André de Baerdemaeker from bureau Stadsnatuur.

Programma:

19:00 uur visit exhibition
19:30 uur discussion
20:15 uur drinks for nature-inclusive networkers
21:00 uur closing time HNI

more info: projects at exposition
Dissident gardens
actueel Academie van bouwkunst Amsterdam

Ecofield graduation plan


Joyce Verstijnen is the author of the graduation plan Ecofield, with which she was nominated for the Archiprix NL 2018. Ecofield introduces a new strategy to strengthen ecosystems in the Netherlands using architecture designed for dwellers, flora and fauna.
“The present Dutch policy on preserving named the Dutch Nature Network (NNN), focuses on the nature reserves, ignoring the contribution the urban fabric can make to Dutch biodiversity”, Joyce writes. To illustrate the urban contribution the young architect proposes a recreational and contemplative walk along eight follies. The design of the follies respond to the abiotic and biotic conditions of the landscape. The architecture serves the local flora and fauna in many ways. The design offers the visitors a unique view on that what lives with us on these places.

The fusion of architecture, landscape and biodiversity is presented in a 7 meter long hand drawn cross section. It stresses our conclusion that the cross section is by far the most usefull tool to develop and design for biodiversity. And this one is extremely beautiful!

for more info: http://www.archiprix.nl/national/index.php?project=3904

Mathias Lehner speaks on biodiverse cities in Gent (Belgium), 7th of June 2018

Upon invitation of the Flemish Confederation of Building (VCB) Mathias will give a key note at the Urban Renewal  & Green study day in Gent. Other speakers include the Flemish minister for environment, nature and agriculture Joke Schauvliege and Isabelle Verhaert of the Belgian developer Revive. The afternoon program includes contributions by Roan Vanboeckel (Kairos), Kathleen Smolders (Ecocities), Geert Heyneman (city of Gent), Wim Verheyden (INBO) and Bert Swennen (Bam Contractors).

Location: De Krook, Miriam Makebaplein 1, Gent
Date: Thursday, 7th of June 2018
Time: Study Day 10:00 – 17:30 hrs; Key note by Mathias Lehner at 10:50 hrs

Sign up online for participation.

1st Festival of Urban Landscapes for Nature & People, London 21 & 22 July 2018

The 1st ever Festival of Urban Landscapes for Nature and People is coming! 21 & 22 July near London – amazing line-up including:
Laura Gatti – landscape designer of Bosco Verticale Milan Winner of the RIBA’s Award for International Excellence 2018, Nanjing Vertical Forest, Forêt Blanche Paris www.lauragatti.it
Dusty Gedge – activist and green roof designer, author of the London Green Roof Policy, Director of Livingroofs.org, President of the EFB
John Little – award-winning greenspace manager Clapton Park Estate Hackney, co-author of Green Roof DIY Guide and Small Green Roofs
Arit Anderson – award-winning garden designer, Diamond Hill, BBC2 Gardeners’ World presenter, communicator for nature and people https://twitter.com/diamondhill2012
Gary Grant – ecologist, masterplanner, green infrastructure expert, author of seminal books Ecosystem Services Come to Town and The Water Sensitive City, living walls including Rubens Palace Hotel www.greeninfrastructureconsultancy.com
Ed Snodgrass – award-winning US plantsman and horticulturalist, President of Emory Knoll Farms www.greenroofplants.com
Wendy Allen – Garden Consultant, Sustainable Garden Gold Medal at RHS Hampton Court, community rain garden designer/builder https://www.wendyallendesigns.co.uk/
Also activist Sara Venn of Edible Bristol, Richard Scott of the National Wildflower Centre and more.
Limited places, booking here: https://lnkd.in/g3wFaHH