Urban forestry - Trading glass, concrete and stone for wood, soil and leaves in the built environment (Eng.).

By AMS Institute & Municipality of Amsterdam

Our guests this week are Paco Bunnik and Stefano Boeri.Paco works as a lead urban designer for the department of Planning & Sustainability of the Municipality of Amsterdam. Here he focuses on integral urban planning and regeneration of districts for a future proof Amsterdam. Stefano is an Italian architect and urban planner, founder of Stefano Boeri Architetti. He is well known for his pioneering work in urban forestry design for high-rise buildings and city districts. We have a conversation about the new public image and bold statement needed for a proper valuation of green ecosystems in the built environment, the positive impact urban forestry has on inhabitants and the necessity for storytelling when radically reenvisioning our shared surroundings. How do we build green cities when the demand for renovation and maintenance is greater than the demand for newly built green buildings? Listen in this week to learn more about urban forestry and how we can make integrated green in buildings a standard outcome and not a unique request.

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