Program – University of Copenhagen

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The conference environment and program will provide opportunities for dynamic presentations and discussions, moderated by international professionals.

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Urban Green Infrastructure - Connecting People and Nature for Sustainable Cities

Day 1 – 20 Sept. 2017

Day 2 – 21 Sept. 2017


Registration & Coffee

Gathering, coffee 

09:00 Opening

Technical visits
Kalkbrottet, Folkets Park, Slottsparken, Nydala Torg, Augustenborg Greenhouse and Augustenborg District, Scandinavian Greenroof Institute, Stapelbäddsparken and Ohoj+Varvsparken, Urban farming Botildenborg.


Andreas Schönström, Deputy Mayor, Malmö
Karolina Skog, Swedish Minister of Environment

09:45 Stephan Pauleit, GREEN SURGE project leader
10:15 Keynote 
10:45 Keynote 

Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch to moderate a discussion by researchers, policy makers, cities representatives

12:00 Lunch Lunch


Biocultural Diversity
Linking biodiversity with cultural diversity: new insights from GREEN SURGE 

Ecosystems Services by Green Infrastructure What ecosystem services can we expect to be delivered by Green Infrastructure?

Urban Green Infrastructure Governance
Governance for diversity, diversity of governance

Urban Green Infrastructure Planning Upscaling and mainstreaming UGI planning

Cross-cutting sessions

‘Cultural intermezzo’

Cities and universities learning together effectively: What does it take?
Panel with city representatives of all 5 GREEN SURGE cities + ULL coordinators + FLA facilitators

Moderators Thomas Randrup, Gil Penalosa

14:00 Coffee Coffee



Biocultural diversity in cities across the world

Understanding the merits of Green Infrastructure: integrated approaches to valuation

Urban gardens:

key elements of green infrastructure and icons of civil culture in the city

Co-planning and managing UGI:

Bringing government and non-government actors onto the same page

Cross-cutting sessions


Governance for diversity – flexible partnerships and novel solutions

Green, yes, but just? Towards more environmental and social justice in cities

Linking Green Infrastructure and Nature-based solutions

Innovation arena

Innovative, hands-on ideas for green infrastructure solutions


Speaker’s Corner – a new type of discussion forum, encouraging critical reflections and participation from a diversity of the conference participants.

Moderator Gil Penalosa

Discussion Forum, plenary
Outlook: The next generation, Sustainable cities through Nature-based Solutions

Key note
Closing session

Town hall dinner hosted by Malmö City