Resilience, sustainability and university campuses – Session 2

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Resilience, sustainability and university campuses: concepts and inspirational guidelines for Mercat del Peix and La Ciutadella del Coneixement

This workshop is part of the Master’s Degree in City Resilience Design and Management curriqulum, from Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), a programme directed by Lorenzo Chelleri, a fellow from the Fundació Bosch Aymerich (FBA).

The aim of this workshop is to support and rethink the new Mercat del Peix Campus development and management, toward a model of Sustainable and Resilient Campus, contributing to define further the vision for the Ciutadella del Coneixement future Knowledge District.

This means to provide inspirational examples, resilience principles for the design and management helping the new campus management team to understand how to move forward, from current projects to planning and strategies beyond the buildings for becoming a resilient and sustainable Campus model.

In particular, in order to do so, it will be of utmost importance to understand what exactly a “resilience and sustainable campus” should be, which are design and management principles of resilience and sustainability, and thus respond within a long term and integrated view to the: 1) climate emergency challenges, 2) the post-covid urbanism criteria, and 3) current justice and social inclusivity challenges. Most of the time, strong and normative concepts and values, such as sustainability or resilience, end up being applied in a poor and simplistic way, betraying their broad meanings and messages.

  • How resilience should be applied within the planning, design and management of a Campus?
  • How sustainability should be applied beyond its technological and design components, addressing the district scale, beyond the new campus buildings?
  • How a campus could lead and contribute to a whole city district in order to boost culture, knowledge, quality of life and equity? And in the case of the Mercat del Peix Campus, how could it contribute to the implementation of the Knowledge District implementation?


Session 2 – Social–ecological urbanism: Designing Albano University Campus, Stockholm

The presentation will focus on the Social-Ecological Urbanism that was born at Stockholm Resilience Centre during the design process of Albano Campus in Stockholm. Albano forms part of Stockholm University and it is the biggest Campus in the city, situated on a sensitive spot in the urban social-ecological landscape. It is being built right now.

Speaker: Prof. Stephan Barthel



Prof. Stephan Barthel leads challenge driven research programs on green cities and on the role that civil society plays in a fair climate transformation. He actively integrates scholars with different knowledge systems in co-creation to strengthen the resilience of socio-ecological functions in the outdoor environment in urban landscapes during a transformation towards a fossil-free future.

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