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Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden and Augustenborg EcoCity

Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden and Augustenborg EcoCity

Tour of the Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden and the Augustenborg EcoCity can be booked by groups up to 30 persons. We welcome larger groups too, but two guides are then needed which will affect the price. Tours can be booked all year round.

Content

The tour starts with a brief background to the Augustenborg EcoCity project and developments made in the project. We also provide you with an introduction to the topic of Green Roofs. The tour continues on our Botanical Green Roof Garden where you will see several different types of green roofs – both extensive and semi-intensive – and hear about their functions in relation to storm water management, insulation, urban biodiversity, urban farming and more. We continue with a walk in the Augustenborg EcoCity where you will see several examples of open storm water management, energy efficiency, property close waste recycling, sustainable transportation alternatives, community farming and many more examples of urban sustainability.

Price 1 group: from 3 000 kr
Student price 1 group: from 1 600 kr
Price 2 groups: from 5 600 kr
Student price 2 groups: from 3 000 kr
Price coffee/tea and sweet bread: 40 kr/person

Many of the groups arriving to the Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden have an interest in a specific topic related to green roofs or sustainable urban development. We offer technical visits related to green roofs, where you have the chance to gain a greater understanding of the specific topic of your interest.

Please note: Lunch can be arranged if wanted. Two subjects can be combined if wanted during a 4 hour visit. All technical tours include a visit at Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden and a visit in Augustenborg EcoCity. If you have any other requirements we are happy to help.

Price 1 group: from 5 600 kr
Student price 1 group: from 3 200 kr
Coffee and tea is included!

The creation and development of Augustenborg EcoCity

The creation and development of Augustenborg EcoCity

The history of Augustenborg EcoCity is a story about the work to engage tenants. In this tour we go deep into the development of the EcoCity from a social perspective and on tenant’s participation in the process.

When built in the 1950s by the Malmö municipal housing company MKB, the Augustenborg residential area was a popular neighborhood. By the 1970s, the flats had started to feel old-fashioned and people began moving away from the area. In 1998, the residential area faced social and economic problems as well as physical degradation of buildings and outdoor areas. The City of Malmö decided to take an ecological approach to a large scale renovation of the neighborhood.  The refurbishment project was coordinated by the City of Malmö and financed by the city together with MKB, the Swedish Government and the EU Life fund.

Green roofs and increased green areas along with an urban drainage systems played an important part in the refurbishment, as the area suffered from problems with flooding during heavy rains. The project also included renovating all of the publicly owned housing (89% of all housing stock in the area), including improving the energy efficiency and improving access to recycling facilities. Residents have in collaboration with the facility owner MKB created new green initiatives in the area among the allotment plots being the most popular example. New projects are constantly being developed in the area, such as sustainable laundries and the “Greenhouse” where residents are provided areas for cultivation as a part of their apartment. In this tour we take a broad view at the area and look deeper into the participation of residential and their s initiatives as part of a sustainable urban development.

Program

1. Talk

The history of Augustenborg and the green development in Malmö

2. Walk

Visit of Augustenborg botanical roof garden with introduction to green roofs

3. Break

15 min tea & coffee break (cake or sandwich can be ordered separately)

4. Walk

An extended walk in Augustenborg visiting social initiatives and programs

Technical visits on green roofs and green walls

Technical visits on green roofs and green walls

At this visit the technical aspects of green roofs and green walls are discussed in detail. What does the research say and what is our experiences from architectural ecology solutions in Swedish conditions?

Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden has many different green roof areas for both research and inspiration and at the rooftop tour we look closer at a wide range green roof systems and possibilities. The visit also includes a visit to the different examples of façade greening that has been installed in the Eco-City. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages, cost, construction, technical constraints and opportunities with green roofing and façade greening.

Program

1. Talk

Green roofs and facades - Techniques, systems, history & future

2. Walk

In depth visit at Augustenborg botanical roof garden

3. Break

15 min tea & coffee break (cake or sandwich can be ordered separately)

4. Walk

We visit sites in Augustenborg with facade greening

Urban Ecosystem services – in planning and practice

Urban Ecosystem services – in planning and practice

Ecosystem services are the functions of ecosystems that sustains or enhances people’s well-being and living conditions. ‘Urban Ecosystem Services’ is becoming more and more popular within the discourse on sustainable urban development.

Most of the world’s population live in cities and is expected to reach 70% by 2050. Although occupying just 2 percent of the Earth’s surface, urbanized areas already use 75% of the planet’s natural resources, which results in resource depletion, loss of biodiversity, pollution and climate change. Furthermore, due to a lot of dark, hard and impermeable surfaces urban areas are often warmer compared to the surrounding rural areas – known as the “urban heat island effect” – and have high risk of flooding after a heavy storm event. Urban areas often also suffer from high levels of pollution, both noise, in the soil and air. Therefore, healthy urban ecosystems and biological diversity are vital for cities to function properly since they efficiently reduce many of the negative effects of urbanization. We can increase and strengthening the urban ecosystems by increasing greenery in the cities – what is called green infrastructure. A well planned and maintained green infrastructure with green roofs, healthy urban trees, rain-gardens, ponds, green walls and other green elements enhance the urban ecosystem health and resilience – the ability to recover from disturbances or changes. The concept of ecosystem services is fundamental to an understanding of the great importance of green infrastructure. It recognizes the dependence of human societies on nature-based systems, also within the urban realm.

In this visit we look at the benefits of different green infrastructure investments. We discuss the planning and design process, including the Green Space Factor used in Malmö at the Bo01 project and other methods that is being developed. The visit includes a guided tour at tour roof garden and in the Augusteborg Eco-City.

Program

1. Walk

In Augustenborg Eco-City and the Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden

2. Talk

On green infrastructure in planning and practice

3. Break

15 min tea & coffee break (cake or sandwich can be ordered separately)

4. Workshop

What solutions should be prioritized? How do we accelerate the process?

Climate adaption with green infrastructure & SUDS

Climate adaption with green infrastructure & SUDS

Green roofs, facades, city trees and SUDS (Sustainable urban drainage systems) are key tools when we face extreme weather conditions due to climate changes. In this technical visit we look a little bit closer at these tools from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

The SUDS in Augustenborg EcoCity consist of 6km of canals in different sizes, wetlands, ponds and rain gardens integrated with the neighborhood parks, playgrounds, houses and streets. There is a total of 12 000 square meters of green roofs in the EcoCity and several examples of façade greening. What are our experiences from these examples of SUDS and greenery in the EcoCity? What is the scientific findings regarding potential climate adaption with green roofs, façade and tress? During the visit we try to give an answer to these questions.

Program

1. Talk

Climate Adaptation with focus on green roofs and facades

2. Walk

A tour at Augustenborg botanical roof garden with various types of green roofs

3. Break

15 min tea & coffee break (cake or sandwich can be ordered separately)

4. Walk

An extended tour in the EcoCity with focus on the SUDS in the area

Customize your visit

Customize your visit

We offer groups a full day Malmö tour (about 6 hours + 1 hour lunch break) where a visit to the eco-city Augustenborg and our roof garden is combined with visits to other locations in Malmö within the field of ​​green-blue infrastructure, urban ecosystem services and urban farming.

Depending on your wishes and focus area, in addition to the Eco-City Augustenborg the following locations may also be included:

  • The West Harbour Bo01 with the ares solutions for local disposal of surface water, green initiatives and biotope roofs.
  • Hyllie with the rooftop park at the shopping centre of Emporia
  • Urban community farming in Malmö

We also offer to arrange lunch, transportation and hotel in collaboration with Scandorama group & conference. Price will vary depending on group size.

Welcome to contact us with your request in the form below – we will get back with more information and a quotation. Alternatively, write to us and describe your group and interest: tour@greenroof.se

We will do our best to satisfy your demand!

Price 1 group (up to 20 visitors): from 9 000 kr
Student price 1 group (up to 20 visitors): from 6 000 kr

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