Blended natures. Integrating city  with nature, landscapes and water. Case of Igelbäcken Kulturreservat.

University essay from KTH/Stadsbyggnad

Abstract: How we develop our cities not only reflects our priorities and values, but also affect the way we and future generations will experience and learn to communicate with spaces.    To face the fast-changing reality of Anthropocene and find inspiration and strength to face global issues cities have to become not only spaces where we live, work and play, but also places for nature reconnection, ecological education, grounding and inspiration.  Places that could show and tell why it is important to care about our local and global environments, how are they affecting everyday life and how we affect them with our lifestyle.    Igelbäcken kulturreservat gives a great opportunity to explore such topics, as nature and city already have a strong presence in the area. It is a part of the green wedge and has a rich agricultural history. Meanwhile it is also a place of big infrastructural and urban development with 2 big city cores situated closely.   Main aim is to explore how can urban design help in building symbiotic relationships between city and nature and enhance existing landscapes without depleting them, while operating in a very contextually saturated urban environment of Igelbäcken kulturreservat. 

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