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Nature Based Neighbourhood: How Augustenborg becomes a sustainable urban neighbourhood

Sweden Architecture News - Jun 06, 2022 - 11:03   850 views

Nature Based Neighbourhood: How Augustenborg becomes a sustainable urban neighbourhood

In our sixth video, as part of our partnership with the ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022, the City of Malmö is presenting the Augustenborg neighbourhood showing that how the area became a pioneer of sustainable urban regeneration in Malmö.

Titled Nature Based Neighbourhood, the 8-minute video explores how local flood problems generate nature-based solutions and transform their environment with the help of local cizitens. 

The video is one of the six short films produced by the City of Malmö and the videos are released as part of the ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022, hosted by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Malmö, which was held on 11-13 May.

Each film dives into a different theme, including Circular City, Climate Neutral Building, Equitable and Inclusive City, Low Emission Transport, Sustainable And Resilient City, and shows the efforts of Malmö to tackle with the global climate change.

Video produced by the City of Malmö, courtesy of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

The short film, moderated by Trevor Graham, Sustainability Consultant at UrbanIsland, explores how the green roofs and stormwater systems are working together and how this system reduces the risk of flooding in the area. The video also takes the readers to a short journey of the history of the neighborhood and how the city started to evolve with an eco-transition model for the future.

Augustenborg became the first ekostaden, the first eco-city development regenerating this part of the city in the late 1990s. 

Nature Based Neighbourhood: How Augustenborg becomes a sustainable urban neighbourhood

Image courtesy of the video

"A key principle of the Ekostaden Augustenborg project was that the local community should be involved as much as possible in the design and implementation of changes in the local area," said Trevor Graham in the video.

Helen Johansson, VD/Director Scandinavian Green Roof Institute AB, Frida Persson, Project Manager, Social Sustainability, MKB, are the guests who interview with Trevor Graham on their special projects and initiatives for the City of Malmö.

World Architecture Community is official media partner of the ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022. 

Top image courtesy of the video. 

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