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Nathalie Baumann

Nathalie Baumann has worked for over 15 years in Urban Ecology and on different measures to improve biodiversity in cities, like green infrastructure. As well as doing research and teaching at the University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), she has researched, inter alia, on ground-nesting birds adapting to urban situations. She is consulting authorities, companies and politicians in green infrastructure in order to develop guidelines, standards and action plans. She has developed and is teaching different courses (i.e. www.natureenville.ch) for professionals for green infrastructure and urban ecology in Switzerland and Europe.

Her approach is based in promoting ecology, biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban landscapes based on systemic approaches (sustainable development).

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Swiss Green Roof Standards

Swiss Green Roof Standards: Experiences and Exchanges from Three Years of Practice

Some weeks ago my colleagues (from the University of Applied Sciences in Geneva and the City of Lausanne, Nature and City Department) and I organized a half-day event: an exchange of experiences on the Swiss green roof standards practice with the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) in Lausanne. Continue Reading

Reinventing Paris

Reinventing Paris

“Réinventer Paris”, or “Reinventing Paris”, the architectural program initiated by Anne Hildago (the Socialist mayor of the French capital) in autumn 2014 does not lack ambition. Though the diverse composition of Réinventer Paris’ contemporary urban planning teams should be the norm, in reality, it is a novelty. Continue Reading

A Green City through and through

A Green City through and through

The City of Lausanne in the 1990s started to change the way it managed the green spaces in the city. Previously parks and and other green spaces were intensively managed but slowly the city has been taking a more extensive and natural approach. Continue Reading