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Re-Naturing Cities Workshop
The main aim of this workshop is to explore novel theories, strategies and methods for re-naturing cities. There is today strong interest in the theme, since 'naturalising' cities can help address multiple global societal challenges and generate benefits, such as the enhancement of health and well-being, sustainable urbanisation, ecosystems and their services and resilience to climate change. Approximately 40 academics from the UK and Brazil, most of which will be early career researchers, will participate in this four-day workshop. This initiative is a partnership between the University of Portsmouth and the Universidade Federal de Goiás.
Third Year Architecture Students among the Winners of an International Design Competition
BA3 students Jack Francis, Rebecca Beer, Elina Savvas and Andrew Waller have won third place of the 24H IdeasForward Biomimetic Competition. The main objective of the competition was to take nature as a source of inspiration and apply natural systems to both the conceptual and constructive processes of the project. Using the principles of biomimetics, teams were challenged to design a collective housing building.
Describing the proposal submitted by our students, one of the judges, architect Gerhard Linder noted that “a living resilience is presented in a very skilful way”, he also added that “the design is both sensitive and beautiful”.