Urban Sustainability Webinar: nature-based solutions in cities

Photo of bikes and city gardening


Please find the recording of the webinar here!

Welcome to follow an Urban sustainability webinar the 26th of May at 11.15-12.45 
The University of Helsinki launches a research theme regarding urban sustainability produced in cooperation by the two institutes Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) and Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies (Urbaria).

The webinar showcases how cities globally are encouraging transformation toward low impact and sustainable lifestyles in the face of social shocks and rapid environmental change.  Join us to hear more about urban sustainability research and that how can cities use nature-based solutions to achieve more sustainable growth.

Press here or  copy this link to the webinar:  https://tiedekulmamedia.helsinki.fi/fi/web/tiedekulma/player/webcast?playerId=38521893&eventId=55423830

Presentations by

Vice Rector Tom Böhling, University of Helsinki
Opening words

Professor Christopher Raymond, University of Helsinki
"Creating liveable and resilient cities through nature-based solutions: Opportunities for recoupling human and natural systems in cities across the world."

Deputy Head of Sustainable management of natural resources unit Christos Fragakis, European Comission
"Sustainable and climate-neutral cities in EU Horizon Europe"

Mayor Pekka Timonen, City of Lahti
"Lahti as European Green Capital 2021: Innovations for promoting transformations toward sustainable lifestyles in Lahti"

Academy research fellow Riikka Puhakka, University of Helsinki
"Urban green areas – well-being and health for children and youth’"


We are happy to hear your thoughts and questions before and during the webinar! Join the discussion here or type https://presemo.helsinki.fi/urbansustainability on your browser. 

This webinar is organized in collaboration between Urbaria and HELSUS

Webpage of urban sustainability research theme

How can cities achieve sustainable growth? Urban sustainability research tackles cross-dis­cip­lin­ary global chal­lenges