The World Urban Parks Europe Congress
With the World Urban Parks Europe Congress, GaLaBau 2022 presents for the first time a central stage for the future topics of urban green design and planning!
Participants will gain exciting insights in a variety of lectures covering the following theme: "Greater, Greener Cities` Nature-based design solutions for urban life and new ways of developing and managing green spaces in this context." The theme is also in alignment with the EU sponsored “European Year of the Greener Cities”, which aims at making urban environments greener and raising awareness of the benefits of green spaces in an urban environment.
The World Urban Parks Europe Congress will take place on 15 - 16 September 2022 at GaLaBau and is organized in association with World Urban Parks and supported by GALK e.V. (Germany) and Hortis (France).
The focus topics of the congress
- Green Blue Infrastructure - Policies & Planning
- Urban Green Design Practices
- Nature Based Solutions for a Climate Resilient Urban Future
- Citizen Participation in Urban Greening
- Post Covid Approach to Urban Green Space
Here you can download an overview of the provisional programme.
Download programme overview
Subject to change.
Take the opportunity: gain an in-depth insight into the future of sustainable urban green design and planning and connect with the experts directly on site!
The congress is primarily aimed at planners from federal, state and local authorities.
All lectures will be held in English (with an optional German translation).
You can look forward to a variety of top-class and international speakers!
Michael Fraas has responsibility for Economic Affairs and Science.
Nathalie Röbbel is the Coordinator for Air Pollution and Urban Health at the WHO. Prior to this she was a technical officer in the Department of Public Health, Environmental, and Social Determinants of Health at WHO in Geneva leading the department's work on housing and health.
Jayne Miller is committed to advancing equitable access to urban parks and green spaces, especially in underserved and emerging parts of the world. Under Jayne’s leadership, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) have been recognized nationally for their work on social equity.
Henrik Bos is a professional landscaper and business owner, and is also a member of the boards of the Finnish Landscaping Association, the Finnish Association of Infrastructure Construction and the board of Nordic landscaping.
Gilles Namur has responsibility for public spaces, mobility, nature in the city, biodiversity and freshness and has been involved in the defence and protection of biodiversity in the urban areas of his city. He was elected in June 2020 in municipal elections on a humanist, ecological and citizen list.
Maxime Guerin is a Research Officer involved with Integrated Biological Protection and Management of Spontaneous Flora. Over the last 15 years, consideration to stop pesticide use in public space has spread among French cities. Pioneers faced many challenges to make this idea a reality.
Diana Culescu is the President of the Romanian National Association AsoP. Diana is active in IFLA EUROPE issues since 2008 through Romanian Landscape Architects Association - AsoP. She is President of AsoP and Liaison Officer of IFLA Europe for the European Landscape Contractors Association (ELCA) and European Green Cities initiative.
Robin Dagois is Project Manager for Agronomy, Soils and Urban Vegetation. Environmental challenges such as climate change and loss of biodiversity are now urging cities to adopt more resilient and greener strategies. The use of Nature-Based Solution (NBS: green solutions inspired by or derived from nature) can help to promote multiple services linked with quality of life.