According to the UN, drylands cover 40% of the world area and host 30% of the world’s population. Conversely, 40% of the world’s population lives within 100 kilometres of the coast and the majority of the world´s megacities will be affected by sealevel rise. Based on examples of international projects linking research, teaching and practice, the lecture will discuss how landscape architects can engage with new water management strategies as the starting point for the creation of liveable cities and multifunctional landscapes.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with
Antje Stokman, professor of landscape architecture, University of Stuttgart
Ola Melin, director of parks and green spaces, City of Malmö
Sofia Öreberg, head of urban development, Tyréns, Malmö
Andrea Kahn, professor of landscape architecture, SLU
Discussion chair: Lisa Diedrich, professor of landscape architecture, SLU

The lecture will be held in English.

TID: Tisdag/Tuesday 26.05 kl. 17-20
Form/Design Center
Ingen kostnad/Free of charge
ARRANGÖR: The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU
Research programme Future Urban Sustainable Environment FUSE
Department of landscape architecture, planning, and management.