Josep Selga presented Trees in Urban Design, defending the need to incorporate green spaces and trees into urban design in order to create more habitable cities.
Josep Selga, Publisher of Santa & Cole Tree Nursery Division, presented Trees in Urban Design29/03/2010
Architects, landscape gardeners and technicians from the public and private sector attended the COAVN training conference on Thursday 11 March last, organized by the Sustainability Commission of the Association's Bizkaia Office, the Association of Sustainability and Architecture (ASA) and Santa & Cole.
Josep Selga, a specialist in urban arboriculture and the Publisher of Santa & Cole Tree Nursery Division, opened the session with the paper Trees in Urban Design, defending the need to incorporate green spaces and trees into urban design in order to create more habitable cities. Later, the debate began with a round table formed by five experts on the subject: Arantza Iriarte, a landscape gardener from "LOCAL 4 Arquitectura del Paisaje"; Borja Izaola, an architect from the Labein-Tecnalia Environment Unit and secretary of the steering board of the Sustainability Commission of the COAVN?s Bizkaia Office; Mikel Landa, an architect and Director General of the Valle Salado de Añana Foundation; Isabel Pineda, an architect from the Municipal Urban Development Company Ensanche 21 from Vitoria-Gasteiz and a member of the steering board of ASA, the Association of Sustainability and Architecture and, finally, Eduardo Rojo, an architect from the Urban Landscape Office of Vitoria City Council.
The interest aroused by the different events and formats related to Urbanity and Sustainability organized over the last year encourage us to consider future conferences which promote a joint reflection on the importance of introducing trees as a determinant in the initial part of all urban development projects and to obtain a more complete vision of the urban space.
Josep Selga, Trees in Urban Design