Høje-Taastrup is host to URBiNAT consortium field trip
Over three days, from 9 to 11 May 2022, Høje-Taastrup was host to an URBiNAT Consortium meeting + field trip which brought together researchers, planners, architects from across Europe. Highlights from this event, including plans for the co-selection of NBS, and the co-creation of a Healthy Corridor which will weave through the district, are presented in a nicely produced booklet.
The field trip, on 10 May, was split into a morning and an afternoon program. In the morning, all participants went to the social housing area Gadehavegård. In the afternoon they were divided into three groups that visited three different locations in the municipality. The three locations, Hedehusene, Taastrupgård and Høje Taastrup C, represent the diverse strategic Urban regeneration directions, Høje-Taastrup Municipality is working on as part of its urban development process. URBiNAT methods and activities are integrated into these programs at local and community levels in Høje Taastrup.
“It is smart and creative to combine a skatepark with water management adapted to 1000-year storm event”
Participants were asked to take photos and note down their reflections in terms of challenges, thoughts, and ideas. Therefore, the field trip has resulted in interesting reflections and photo-documentation from the visit for the benefit of the URBINAT project in Høje Taastrup, but also to benefit other urban development projects.
To document this knowledge, The Danish Technological Institute (DTI) and Høje-Taastrup Municipality produced this booklet to show the results and communicate the ideas to colleagues within URBiNAT and other interested parties. The booklet is intended to stimulate further discussion on the future of co-creation of nature-based solutions.