Session 9: Urban land management challenges

Organisers: Sandra Boekhold, RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands,


This session will focus on urban challenges,  the quality of life in urban environments and how land and water management can facilitate a healthy urban living- Issues like soil sealing, the benefits of open soil and green land, and urban sprawl, land consumption and  urbanisation are welcomed to this session. We aim to talk about potential land use management and spatial planning based in nature based solutions, ecosystem health and human well-being.
In addition, we also want to link to societal issues that take place also in urban setting such as: climate change adaptation, water management, heat island effect, urban farming.

Format: Session format may depend on the number of abstracts that will be submitted.