Helsinki Summer School
Ecology and Management of Urban Green Space
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of ecology and management of urban green areas. The course will tackle urban sustainability, the ecosystem services approach and social-ecological linkages in city and green space planning, and will provide examples of designing a green city. The excursions focus on the issues of ecology and environmental technology linked to urban green space and water elements. Another key focus is the role of green space in improving the ecological function of urban areas.