Episode #63: Israa Mahmoud - Co-designing Nature-based Solutions in Cities
An interview with Israa Mahmoud of Politecnico di Milano
Israa Mahmoud is Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Her research interests include nature-based solutions, co-design and urban governance. Her recent publications include The book Placemaking for Green Urban Regeneration, published by Springer. She is the research team leader together with Prof. Eugenio Morello on CLEVER Cities Project as an expert of Co-creation guidance for cities to implement Nature-based solutions in socially inclusive urban regeneration processes.
We talk about:
The need to take a place-based approach to NbS
Co-designing by immersion with communities
The sweet spot between top down and grassroots approaches to urban change
Case studies in Milan
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