The Trainer Workshops are a 3 days intensive programme to train experts that will be teachers in the students programs and get them familiar with concepts belonging to other disciplines. This trainers workshop will support a Semester Student programme, on biotechnology, design for urban resilience and business through inter/ transdisciplinary approaches.
The first Trainer Workshop, Bio-Tech Trainers Workshop, took place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of March in Nancy, France. Bio-Tech Trainers Workshop aimed at providing partners coming from the field of architecture and business with the basic learning about biology concepts, in order to allow them to face the transdisciplinary students programmes.
Download the programme here.
PPT1 – “Biodiversity in urban habitats” UL
PPT2 – “Understanding basic Concepts of Urban Ecology” UL
PPT3 – “Green roof as Solution for the mitigation of Urban Heat Island and Urban Water Management Issues” UL
PPT4 – “Phytomanagementas Solutions to reclaimdegradedAreas and to enhancethe Qualityof urbanEnvironment” UL
PPT5 – “ENSAIA-UL educational programmes” UL
Check out the video streaming of the event here.
Check out the feedback from the participants here.
Feedback from Bio-tech trainers workshop
“I learnt that there is a big difference between pollution and contamination and about complexity of the soil; there are no easy solutions out there. I also realised that we need a common language and understanding to further develop build solutions project.”
“I think is interesting the different challenges that the different institutions in the city of Nancy face. I think that is something that the students really have to understand when they are trying to innovate and try to engage and embed themselves in a city.”
“It is a good opening opportunity to develop bioeconomy products.”
“We will like to add to this program the real-life experience of starting a startup and the type of skills students need to know …”
“I learned a basic concept that it’s the mobility of nutrients or pollutants through the different ecosystems and I think that it is a very important concept that we will need to transfer to architecture students in order to make better projects.”
“It was a surprise to me that soils have only been studied in the last 30 years, so we do not know much about urban soils. If I tell you my dream city, I see many green areas, orchards, fruits, vegetables, clean air and clean water, and if we do not have healthy soils, which are the source of all these services, how can we have the cities in which we would like to live?”