Copenhagen Landscape Lecture: Natural and cultural heritage in the face of sea level rising – University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen Landscape Lecture:
Natural and cultural heritage in the face of sea level rising

Public lecture by Linde Egberts, PhD Assistant Professor Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

March 25 at 16:00-17:00, IGN, Rolighedsvej 23, Frederiksberg C
Auditorium Landskab

Heritage researcher Linde Egberts will discuss contemporary responses to rising sea levels in coastal landscapes. With the example of  the Wadden Sea the lecture asks what role natural and cultural heritage play in the discourse and designs on climate adaptation.

Across Europe, coasts are drastically changed to adapt to relative sea level rising. This is also the case in the Dutch Wadden Sea area (Vadehavet), protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural heritage values. Yet, this area also consists of a very rich cultural landscape, which is overlooked in the public image and spatial policies. What role do natural and cultural heritage play in the discourse and designs on climate adaptation?

This lecture dives into the world of seals, rare bird species and picturesque marine towns to disentangle how heritage from the past is integrated in solutions for a safer future.

Linde Egberts’ research examines the role of heritage in spatial planning from various perspectives. She is an advisory partner in the with the European project Hericoast.

After the lecture, everyone is invited to an informal reception.

This also gives the possibility to see student’s ongoing work in the landscape architecture master course 'Public park futures between heritage, urban nature and climate change', to which Svava Riesto will shortly introduce.

Looking forward to seeing you!

We thank the European Erasmus + programme for supporting this lecture.

Organizer: Section for Landscape Architecture and Planning.