Programme – University of Copenhagen


Keynote speakers short bios
See links to key note video recordingss in the programme below

PARALLEL SESSIONS descriptions (pdf, 15MB)

Posters Overview of all posters abstracts and authors

Plenary: research & practice learning together

Innovation Area Overview of and video links to the six presentations in the Innovation Area

Programme handed out in print at the venue (pdf)

Press release


Urban Green Infrastructure - Connecting People and Nature for Sustainable Cities

DAY 1 - 20 Sept. 2017

08:00 Registration & Coffee

Official Opening - Bladins


Andreas Schönström, Deputy Mayor, Malmö City, Sweden. (VIDEO link)

Helena Bjarnegård, The Swedish Association of Park Administrators (VIDEO link)

09:35 Stephan Pauleit, GREEN SURGE Project Leader. Prof., UCPH & TUM (VIDEO link)
10:00  Break
10:15 Maria Yeroyanni, European Commission - Innovating Cities
10:35 Cathy Oke, Councillor, Melbourne City, Chair of the Environmental Portfolio
11:10 Panel Discussion, Policy, Practice and Research, moderated by Prof. Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch University of British Columbia, Vancouver (video link).
12:00 Lunch

Biocultural Diversity: Linking Biodiversity with Cultural Diversity

Ecosystems Services by Green Infrastructure and NBS- What
Ecosystem Services can
we Expect to
be Delivered
by Green Infrastructure?
Urban Green Infrastructure Governance.

for Diversity, Diversity of Governance
Urban Green Infrastructure Planning.

Upscaling and Mainstreaming UGI Planning
14:30 Posters Exhibition and Coffee
15:00 Session#5
Urban Woodlands and Trees.

Biocultural Diversity in Cities across

the World.

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
Understanding the Merits of UGI: 
Integrated Approaches to Valuation



Speaker's Corner
A discussion forum, encouraging critical reflections and participation from a diversity of the conference participants.
Possible themes:
Management - the need for long term perspectives.
Citizen engagement - why engage, and how to engage.
From vulnerable user groups to assets in planning and management.
Moderator Dr. Gil Penalosa
19:30 Town Hall Dinner, kindly hosted by Malmö City
(The Town Hall is situated 5 min. walk away from the venue)

DAY 2 - 21 Sept. 2017

08:00 Gathering, coffee

Technical Visits

Organized by The Street and Parks Dept., Malmö

Introduction to the sites in the main auditorium (15 minutes)
Four different excursions to:

The Western Harbor projects (Västra Hamnen)
The Limestone Quarry (Kalkbrottet)
People’s Park (Folkets Park) OBS: this visit is done WALKING

Augustenborg Greenhouse and Augustenborg District

It will be possible to choose one of the four destinations.

more info on the visits
Remember clothes appropriate for the weather.

12:00 Lunch

Plenary: Cities and universities learning together effectively: what does it take?

A discussion on Learning Alliances in GREEN SURGE and beyond.
Moderators: Barbara Anton and Alice Reil, ICLEI (Video link)

14:00 Innovation Area and coffee
15:00 Session#10 
Governance for Diversity – Flexible Partnerships and Novel Solutions
Green, yes, but just? 
Towards more Environmental and Social Justice in Cities
Ecosystem Services by Greeen Infrastructure and NBS
Closure and Final outlook

Jonny Sadler, Manchester Climate Change Agency, Kjell Nilsson, Nordregio

& Stephan Pauleit, University of Copenhagen

There will be a seperate programme for DAY 3, for the GREEN SURGE consortium, whitch ends at 13.00, September 22.

The sessions are organized and moderated by experts such as:

Prof Stephan Pauleit, University of Copenhagen & Technical University of Munich. Prof Jari Niemela, University of Helsinki, Dr. Kati Vierikko, Underversity of Helsinki. Prof Dagmar Haase, Humboldt University, Berlin. Prof Marina Pintar, University of Ljubljana. Prof Ingo Kowarik, Technical University Berlin. Prof Jakub Kronenberg, University of Lodz. Dr Erik Andersson, Stockholm Resilience Center. Dipl-Ing Rieke Hansen, Technical University Munich. Dr Alexander Van der Jagt, Forestry Commission Scotland. Dr Nadja Kabisch, Humboldt University Berlin. Dr Arjen Buijs, Wageningen University. Dr Birgit Elands, Wageningen University, Dr Freerk Wiersum, Wageningen University, Dr. Gil Penalosa, Prof Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch together with ICLEI Europe, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences & University of Copenhagen and more!