Floriade masterclass series

The Green Escape: Creating Excellent Green & Healthy Environments

How do we make connections between parks and forests in busy and congested areas? How do we inspire people to get off the couch and go outside to enjoy green spaces in the city of the future? During these series of masterclasses pioneers in the field of climate adaptation and green healthy urban living environment will provide answers to these questions.

Online masterclasses

In the context of the Floriade Challenge: The Green Escape in Almere, students and young professionals are challenged to think about ways to make cities greener and healthier. This series of online masterclasses is set up with the aim to help the teams to work towards a winning design. However, as part of our shared aim of international knowledge sharing, we have opened up the lectures for a wider audience. Join our online Masterclass series and register now!

Programme Masterclass Series

Friday April 1st: 15.00-17.00 u “Cooling Heat Cascades”

  • Lecture by dr. Gideon Spanjar, Professor Innovation & Urban Green Spaces Aeres University of Applied Sciences Almere – “Cooling Heat Cascades: How we can combat heat stress at street-level for ensuring livable cities in a changing climate”.
  • Lecture by prof. Peter Hobson, Professor in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainability, Co-Director of the Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management – “Climate and land use: evidence for promoting rewilding in living landscapes”.

Friday May 20th: 15.00-17.00 “Healthy Temptation to Action”

  • Lecture by dr. Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo: President and Co-founder of NeuroLandscape research NGO – “Neuroscience-Based Design for Mentally-Healthy, Green Cities”.
  • Lecture by dr. Dinand Ekkel, Professor Green & Vital City Aeres Hogeschool Almere – “A Healthy Temptation to Action”.

We hope to welcome you as participant in this series of Masterclasses.


Do you have questions? Feel free to contact us via knowledge@floriade.com

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