Baltic Sea Region Landscape Architects Group webinar: Landscape Architecture for Stormwater Management

Baltic Sea Region Landscape Architects Group webinar: Landscape Architecture for Stormwater Management


Continuous Professional Development in Landscape Architecture

Session 2, Fall 2021

Landscape Architecture for Storm water Management

Friday September 17, 2021 14.00 – 17.00 EET (13.00 – 16.00 CET)

Place: Zoom link will be sent to the participants after their registration.


14:00–14:10 Welcome: Przemysław Kowalski PL, Anna Levonmaa FI, Teele Nigola EE, Indra Purs LV, Gintaras Stauskis LT

14:10-14:40 Practicing climate adaptation: nature-based storm water management in and around urban streams. Case Gräsanoja, Espoo VILJA LARJOSTO, SITOWISE OY, MARK Finland

14:40-15:10 Functions and mission of SUDS for successful implementation, GINTARAS STAUSKIS, LALA Lithuania

15:10-15:40 Project of sustainable drainage systems - LIFE UrbanStorm GEN MANDRE, ELAU Estonia

15:40-15:50 Fitness break

15:50-16:20 Latvian experience with sustainable storm water management JURIJS KONDRATENKO, LAAA Latvia

16.20-16.50 Urban floods:mistakes made in history and potential solutions PRZEMYSLAW KOWALSKI, SAK Poland

16:50-17:20 Discussion.Closing.

Vilja Larjosto is a landscape architect (Dr.-Ing.) specialized in blue-green infrastructure. Currently Larjosto works as senior designer, project manager and climate adaptation expert at Sitowise in Finland. With over ten years international experience Larjosto is a versatile professional of designing open spaces and urban landscapes in different scales from concept to implementation. In her doctoral research ”Dynamic Urban Islands” (2019) Larjosto integrated seasonality of landscapes to resilience
building on islands in Germany, Malta and Brazil. Larjosto’s visionary mindset combines with solid experience from many realized projects in Finland. Contact:

Gintaras Stauskis is architect and urban designer, professor at the Department of Urban Design, Vilnius Tech. Founding member and Board member of the Lithuanian Green Building Council. Since 2020 acting president of the Lithuanian Landscape Architect’s Association. Running the EU and national research projects, one of
which – InnoLAND aims at creating the Common Training Framework for landscape architects in Europe. Head of the new landscape architecture study programme at
Vilnius Tech. Contact:

Gen Mandre is Landscape Architect, MSc. In 2012, defended master’s thesis on the topic Implementing sustainable urban drainage systems in north-west Pärnu, Estonia” at the Estonian University of Life Sciences. Since then has been active on promoting sustainable drainage systems in Estonia. Projects participated: Estonia - Latvia Programme project (D)rain for life as a coordinator (Estonian University of Life Sciences); LIFE UrbanStorm project as a researcher (Estonian University of Life Sciences); Interreg Central Baltic project CleanStormWater as an expert (Viimsi Municipality).

Jurijs Kondratenko has a Bsc in Economics and Business (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, 1998) and Msc in International Environmental Science (Lund University, 2003). He has more than 15 years of experience working with sustainable urban planning projects, specialising in green infrastructure, sustainable mobility, finance and economics matters. He has experience in sustainable storm water management since 2012. Jurijs is currently active in several organizations: Riga Technical University, Grupa93 Ltd., D-0 Ltd., Cleantech Latvia. He has acted as a project manager and expert in international capacity building and policy development projects like (D)rain for Life, RAIN-WATER-MAN, Baltic Flows, iWater, Aquares, BSR WATER, NOAH. Jurijs lead the team of experts to formulate recommendations on regulation
changes to facilitate sustainable stormwater management in Latvia. Currently a team lead by him is developing guidance documents on SUDS implementations for municipalities and designers/landscape architects. He has acted as an expert on sustainable stormwater management in various urban planning and design projects
in Latvia, Kazakhstan and Russia. Contact:

Przemysław Kowalski is an active Landscape Architect and gardener, researcher and academic teacher at Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture.
Professional interests include urban green infrastructure development. Recently turns towards the use of indigenous plant species in landscape design, with several projects already under construction. Contact:

Make sure the session is a success:

Register before 18:00 EET, September 16, 2021:·
articipation is free of charge for the registered participants. National associations will issue certificates to the participants who actively take part in the event. The event language is English

National contacts:
Przemysław Kowalski in Poland
Anna Levonmaa in Finland
Teele Nigola in Estonia
Indra Purs in Latvia
Gintaras Stauskis in Lithuania

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