Ecological urbanism

Ecological urbanism:
a talk with SALVADOR RUEDA

La Diagonal, Barcelona. Artist impression: Adminsitració de Transport Metropolitá (ATM)

20 May 2021

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Are you concerned about

  • public space being lost to cars? 
  • the need for more pedestrian and green spaces? 
  • the lack of provisions for alternative and active (non-polluting) transport?
  • the housing shortage? 

Join the conversation with one of the world’s eminent urban ecologists, Salvador Rueda, about how to move our cities toward a sustainable model.

Thursday 20th May 2021

6:00pm nibbles & drinks
7:00pm talk starts
(Spanish food and wine served)

Te Kura Hoahoa, Te Herenga Waka
Architecture and Design Innovation,
Victoria University of Wellington
Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)

139 Vivian Street
Te Aro, Wellington 6011

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider event

Urbanhub Aotearoa in association with Victoria University of Wellington and the Embassy of Spain invites you to a free international event featuring a live conversation with
Salvador Rueda.

This event will be important to policy specialists from central and local government, academics, design and transport professionals, and climate change, transport, mobility, and urban design advocates.

Participants will engage with Salvador and learn about the role of “ecological urbanism” and the tools available to mitigate our current transport and built environment crises.

In order to meet the emissions reduction targets we urgently need to adopt a sustainable and ecological urban model that reduces emissions and enhances liveability, biodiversity, and social cohesion.

Salvador Rueda conceived the world-renowned “ecosystemic urbanism” and “superblock” concepts which have been adopted by Barcelona, Vitoria Gasteiz, and Buenos Aires. Salvador is currently advising New York, Berlin, Montreal, Bogotá, and Resistencia.

President and Director of the Urban and Territorial Ecology Foundation (created in 2021), Salvador was the director of the Barcelona Urban Ecology Agency for 20 years.

This event is part of the international series of webinars sharing global responses to city transformational processes organised in association with Urbanhub Barcelona.