Palmén Colloquium - Sensing place-based landscape values for more inclusive, resilient and sustainable urban development
Friday, 18th NOV
Sensing place-based landscape values for more inclusive, resilient and sustainable urban development
How to direct urban development towards a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable direction? Among others, geographers strive to respond to this question. Systems thinking can help to understand interactions and dependencies between people, the urban landscape and technology, which together drive, for examples dynamics in our cities. Recent years have seen a massive development of sensing systems allowing capturing and monitoring human presence, action and even intention both passively and actively. In particular, real-time passive sensing seeks to explain society through big data and computational capacity. However, to balance this, we also need data carefully and deliberately collected by and with the people. Participatory mapping approaches, the voluntary contributions of people to create spatially explicit data that communicate their knowledge, experience, and aspirations, aims to support consultation, engagement and empowerment of diverse stakeholders in urban and land use planning. In this presentation, I focus on place-based landscape values that emerge in human-landscape interaction. I will share examples on how participatory mapping of landscape values reveals the contributions of urban nature to subjective well-being. Furthermore, I will highlight how virtual landscapes act as platforms for provoking place-based values. In conclusions, I discuss messages for green infrastructure planning that supports urban resilience and human well-being.
Nora Fagerholm, Associate Professor of Human-Nature Interactions and Sustainability, University of Turku, nora.fagerholm(AT)utu.fi
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