This webinar is for landscape architects and designers, architects, environmental specialists and for anyone working on green infrastructure projects. Come hear what could be a new perspective on communicating sustainable development solutions.
Cities need to adjust to top-down sustainable development goals. Changes can be rapid and deviate from what citizens are used to seeing in their everyday environment. Some alterations may even provoke a backlash in public debate. The rationale for sustainable development actions often focuses on functionality, recreation, ecological and economic sustainability.
In addition to the list, this webinar presents how environmental aesthetics, alongside ecological knowledge, brings a new and fresh perspective to the discussion. This case study concerns “messy ecosystems” such as meadows, but also resonates with all other green infrastructure projects in urban areas. When professionals can communicate sustainable development actions in a way that citizens can identify with, the outcomes are more likely to be socially acceptable.
Emmi Turkki - Environmental specialist, WSP in Finland