URBIO Index & Workshop Sustainability in Green Space Planning

In the field of architecture guidelines and certification systems for sustainability have become a standard through the past decade. Similar instruments for landscape architecture are still in their initial stages. But what is meant by sustainability in landscape architecture and especially in green space planning? How can aspects of sustainability in planning, design, construction and management be systematically implemented and controlled?

Since 2008 with the URBIO Index we are developing an evaluation tool to measure the sustainability of green spaces.

 

Presentation of the URBIO Index at the Seoul Metro City Hall (Wednesday, October 8th, 2014)

An evaluation tool for sustainable design of green spaces – the URBIO Index (9,33MB)
Norbert Müller (URBIO / University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany)

 

Workshop Sustainability in Green Space Planning

Organised by Prof. Dr. Norbert Müller from the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt and URBIO network, and Dr. Rüdiger Kirsten from the Federation of German Landscape Architects (BDLA) Thuringia

Wednesday 20th March 2013, 13.45 to 18.00 at the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Forestry of the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt

During this workshop current approaches to guidelines and certification systems have been discussed and best practise examples of sustainable green spaces have been presented. Researchers, teachers and professional representatives of landscape architecture accepted the challenge of sustainable green space design together.
Please find the results of the workshop at the website of the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt.