Integrating The Concept Of Green Infrastructure Into Urban Design Education
Conference with international participation - Building services & Architecture
Current approaches to urban development recognize multifunctional green infrastructure as one of the key tools for achieving a sustainable urban environment that simultaneously serves interests of both people and nature.The application of this concept in urban planning and design requires a holistic understanding of complex relationships in urban socio‐ecological systems, as well as a multidisciplinary and multiscalar approach to understanding, valuing and transforming space. This creates a need for the development of new knowledge and skills, as well as for a new approach to the education of architects and urban planners. This paper presents the theoretical foundations and methodological approach to the integration of the concept of green infrastructure in urban design education, and illustrates its application on the example of the studio unit “Ecological Urban Design” at the Master of Architecture program of the University of Belgrade ‐ Faculty of Architecture.