Urban Open Spaces - Quality Provision and Assessment
The conference has been held
Nordic Green Space Award Symposium
1 December 2011
Urban open spaces, including parks and other green areas, make important contributions to our cities and towns. But providing sufficient open space that functions well and meets people’s expectations is not easy, especially not in economically challenging times. Less is more is one of the mantras in both the public and private sector. There is also increasing focus on ‘quality’ open space, loosely defined as open space that meets the demands of many, while also being resilient.
This one-day international symposium will discuss the concept of ‘quality’ from many different sides, zooming in on quality in a context of public space, public service delivery, and urban green spaces in particular. The symposium is held in connection with the Nordic Green Space Award development project (www.greenspaceaward.com) which aims to elaborate a quality assessment scheme for parks and other green spaces in Nordic cities.
Questions to be discussed during the event include: What is ‘quality’ in urban open space provision? How can quality be assessed and compared? What can be done to promote quality in open space provision?
The symposium, held in English, targets experts involved in the planning and management of urban open space (including landscape architects, architects, green space managers), as well as scientists and policy makers.
The symposium is organised by the Nordic Green Space Award partnership, a consortium of municipalities and organisations from Denmark, Norway and Sweden that is developing a quality award for urban green spaces. Local host is Forest and Landscape, University of Copenhagen.
Full registration fee, which includes access to all sessions and conferences materials, coffee breaks, lunch, and reception: 1.500 DKK.
Reduced registration fee, for subscribers to the Danish Videnstjeneste: 1.250 DKK.
LIFE, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Thorvaldsensvej 40,1871 Frederiksberg C, Auditorium A2-70.02.
Information about this event and on how to register can be obtained from Prof. Cecil C. Konijnendijk, Forest & Landscape, .