Environmental Studies Centre - Landscape Forum of Vitoria-Gasteiz
Set up in 2005 by the Environmental Studies Center in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, with the aim of promoting debate and reflection regarding the broad concept of landscape and, more specifically, the role of landscape architecture in town and spatial planning. The forum is held regularly, and comprises a variety of different events designed to promote the generation, dissemination and exchange of ideas and knowledge, such as technical seminars, competitions for new ideas, awards, exhibitions and workshops, among others.
6th Landscape Forum of Vitoria-Gasteiz (2018 edition)
Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Green Belt, the VI Landscape Forum was held in 2018, where current topics have been discussed, such as climate change, resilience of the territories, rural activity, energy systems and food and agriculture systems.
In this edition, the forum has consisted of 2 events: the Technical Conference "2050 Vision: Reconnecting the city with nature" and an International Landscape Workshop "2050 Vision: Re-thinking the Green Belt".
Landscape Sessions "2050 Vision: Reconnecting the city with nature" (30/31 May and 1 June)
During three days, a varied line-up of cities and universities, political representatives, technicians and professionals explained their experiences and works around the next thematic blocs:
Views and functions of the green belts
> The fragmented city
José Fariña. Urban and Land Management Professor, UPM.
Dominique Richard. Director of the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity. European Environment Agency.
Luis Andrés Orive. Head of CEA (Centro de Estudios Ambientales), Vitoria-Gasteiz Town Council.
> Reinventing green belts: lessons from the historical and international prespective.
Rebeca Dios. Architect and researcher specialized on green belts, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – University College London.
Timothy Beatley. Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture, University of Virginia.
> Greening and conserving biodiversity in Singapore.
Lena Chan. Senior Director of the International Biodiversity Conservation division; National Parks Board of Singapore.
From belts to integrated green systems
Antonio Serrano. President of Fundicot.
Emanuel Carter. Associate Professor, State University of New York, Syracuse.
Eduardo Rojas. De an of the Proffessional Association of Forest Engineers; “Juntos por los Bosques” coordinator.
Functional agricultural belts at a city and territorial scale
Marian Simón. Grupo de Investigación en Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Sostenibilidad GIAU+S. Proyecto DIVERCROP.
Renato Ferlinghetti. Profes s or at Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Ce nter on Territory Studies “L. Pagani”. Administra t or of the Coll i Natural Park.
Moris Antonio Lorenzi. Ar chitect, Ce nter on Territory Studies “ L. Pagani”.
Carbon-free cities and regions
Claire Roumet. Director of Energy Cities
Rainer Konerding. Proyect Manager, Climate Protection Unit
Ignacio de la Puerta Rueda. Director of Land Planning, Urbanism and Urban Regeneration.
Juan Requejo. Planning consultant, geographer and economist.
Fernando Prats. Urban architect, CCEIM consultant for the Global change program.
International Landscape Workshop "2050 Vision: Re-thinking the green belt" (from 28 May to 8 June)
During 2 weeks, people from different backgrounds and academic disciplines -mostly landscape architects, urban planners and graduates in Environmental Sciences- have worked on different alternatives and proposals for evolution of the Green Belt and its periphery, in order to enrich the debate and the discussion about the future of this emblematic place.
In addition to the CEA, Emanuel Carter, associate professor at the University of Syracuse, in the State of New York, has participated in the technical and academic direction; as well as José Fariña, Professor of Urban Planning and Territorial Planning of the Polytechnic University of Madrid; and Miriam García, director of the degree of landscaping at the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid.
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V Landscape Urban Forum 2017 – Green Infrastructure and Landscape
IV Landscape Urban Forum 2012 – Network landscapes: towards an Urban Green Infrastructure integrated in the Bioregional scale
III Landscape Urban Forum 2009 – Green Belt: living landscapes
II Landscape Urban Forum 2007 – Cities + Green
I Landscape Urban Forum 2005 – Peripheries: inwards, outwards
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View latest comment (added 24/10/2016 08:25:36)
Buenas tardes, algún particular que tenga casa para alquilar para 6-8 personas, que se ponga en contacto.
Beatriz 21/10/2016 17:56:47
Le informamos que este Buzón ciudadano es un instrumento de participación, habilitado para plantear sugerencias y quejas relacionadas con el Ayuntamiento de Vitoria-Gasteiz.
En esta ocasión, lamentamos no poder resolver su demanda al no estar relacionada con temas municipales.
The City Council 24/10/2016 08:25:36