Seminar on re-realizing regenerative futures and greener smarter cities

  • Natalie Marie Gulsrud (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution


Dr. Natalie Gulsrud, Associate Professor at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (section Landscape Architecture & Planning), University of Copenhagen, will give a talk on December 12th from 12-13h. The event is open to both staff and students and no registration is required.


We are currently in a moment where society is deeply engaged in understanding the social, economic, and ethical consequences of AI and specifically the rapid advancements of generative AI. Yet critical attention is also deserved to the impacts of AI and generative AI on environmental governance from the urban to the planetary scale. The main aim of this talk is to open a discussion regarding if AI supports or hinders social and ecological resilience. This is done by tracing the development and governance of “smart nature,” and analyzing whose sustainability is prioritized in smart natures and ultimately how the drive for resource optimization is balanced with calls for justice and equity.

This talk draws upon research published in Landscape and Urban Planning, Nature Urban Sustainability, Nature Ecology and Evolution, Springer, and Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability and synthesizes findings from the FORMAS funded VIVA-PLAN project (2019 – 2021) on developing inclusive planning processes for revitalising in-between spaces in residential housing areas for nature conservation, social inclusion and human well-being as well as the NordForsk funded Smarter Greener Cities project (2020 – 2023) which aims to develop and test novel tools and processes for explicitly converging social, ecological, and technological systems (SETS) approaches for improving life in cities.
Period12 Dec 2023
Held atCenter for Climate IT (CCIT)