• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 25.5    |    
  • 01:20    |    
    Urban regions and landscape ecology
  • 03:2.5    |    
    Patch-corridor-matrix model
  • Five indispensable attributes
  • 07:02    |    
    Interactions between nature and people
  • 08:48    |    
    Model of land uses
  • Roads and vehicles
  • 10:28    |    
    Urban ecology
    • Urban forests
    • Small city in Cataluña, Spain
    • Functions
  • 18:20    |    
    Barcelona, Spain
    • Major themes of the plan
    • Emerald network
    • Water
    • Development
  • 25:33    |    
    Urban regions around the world
  • 27:34    |    
    Spatial models for molding the land
  • 27:53.299999999999954    |    
    Water and vegetation
  • 28:49    |    
    Four types of human urbanization
  • 29:59    |    
    Evidence of regional planning
  • 31:22    |    
    Using landscape ecology to solve problems of society
  • 33:14    |    
    What is good design?
  • 35:27    |    
    Question and answer period
    • How can ecology be implemented in small places?
    • Is there a way to create incentives to have more green areas in projects?
    • How can the private sector create viable and sustainable green projects?
    • What kind of transportation system would help a city to be greener?
    • What can architects do to change their vision of the city and see things from an ecologist's point of view?
  • 55:35    |    
    Final words
  • 57:06    |    
    Final credits

Rethinking Urban Regions: Ecology, Landscapes and Planning for Natural Systems

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Facultad de Arquitectura UFM

About this video

In this discussion on urban ecology, Richard T. T. Forman explains how landscape ecology models can be implemented to avoid “urban tsunamis,” the powerful, rapid expansion of cities. Dr. Forman discusses how people and nature interact and work together, the importance of design in urban centers, and land use and urban planning in different cities around the world. He urges architects to be creative, to mold the land, and to consider spatial patterns of nature and biodiversity in their construction projects.



Rethinking Urban Regions: Ecology, Landscapes and Planning for Natural Systems
Richard T. T. Forman

Friedrich A. Hayek Auditorium
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, January 18, 2010

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, March 2010
Camera: Joni Vasquez, Jorge Samayoa; digital editing: Mynor de León; index and synopsis: Diana Pishquí; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Carlos Petz/Daphne Ortiz




Richard T. T. Forman is the PAES Professor of Landscape Ecology…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín