Session 17. Connect Sense of Place with Long term thinking
In this session we explore how to stimulate green, long term thinking in regional spatial planning by focusing on the Sense of Place. What is the history of the place (physical and cultural) and what does that mean for the future? We explore this from different angles, including the specifics of the soil of a place and the people living in and around the place.
Managing Partner at OAK consultants
Retired professor of Botany and Director of the Botanic Garden
Mark van Heukelum
Ecologist & Concept developer at OAK
Ernest Pelders is a driven projectmanager with a passion for the Dutch landscape and design. He mainly focuses on spatial ambitions and issues in which people and nature come together. Ernest is partner of OAK consultants since 2018, a company concerned with water, nature and parks.
Thomas Stützel is a retired professor of Botany (Ruhr Universität Bochum) former Head of the department 'Evolution and Biodiversity of Plants' and director of the Botanic Garden. He joint research with IKT since about 20 years and ongoing research on root-pipe interactions with IKT. Other research topics are the floristics of the Brazilian 'campos rupestres' and the evolution of conifers.
Mark van Heukelum is an ecologist, specialized in ecological corridors and green cities. His main focus is connecting the human living environment with the natural environment in order to create pride and support for sustaining and improving our natural heritage.
Annemijn Potappel works for the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam and Municipality of Almere in the fields of innovation, young entrepeneurship, Almere's green–blue grid and Floriade–related activities.