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Wed 12 October 2016, 17:00 – 19:30 BST
Nature-inspired urbanism: an agenda for understanding lessons from biology and ecology
Professor of Urban Morphology and Urban Design, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL
Wednesday, 12th October 2016, 1700-1930
This seminar will introduce the Nature-inspired urbanism agenda: the project background and precedents. Discussion of alternative approaches and porrible future approaches welcome.
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The seminar series aims to explore a diversity of perspectives on biological and ecological knowledge applied to understanding urbanism, via analogies and metaphors, modelling, experiments and more.
Our ultimate focus is on lessons for urban design and planning, but we also wish to learn from nature-inspired design in architecture and engineering.
Speakers will generally talk for about 45 minutes with plenty of time for discussion and dialogue afterwards. The first and last will have particular emphasis on feedback from the audience which will be useful to our project: The Self-Organising Built Environment: https://naturbanism.wordpress.com/.