About

  • Project time: 1.01.2019 - 31.08.2021.

NB! The research group "Human-nature interactions in the city" is searching for a PostDoctoral researcher within the Mobilitas+ support program. For more info, see HERE.

  • TF519 "Human-nature interactions in the city: establishing an "environmental behavior" research group and network at the University of Tallinn (1.01.2019−31.08.2021)", Helen Sooväli-Sepping, Tallinn University, School of Natural Sciences and Health. See in ETIS.
  • Principal Coordinator: Helen Sooväli-Sepping, Professor of Environmental Management, School of Natural Sciences and Health.

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The main aim of the project is to enhance transdisciplinary knowledge-exchange by (1) establishing an "environmental behavior" research group, and (2) strengthening a wider national and international research network. Beyond that, the project seeks to apply the gathered knowledge on environmental behavior, research approaches and methods of different disciplines and an experimental model in a pilot study on the case of urban green spaces in Tallinn. The project is financed by Tallinn University Research Fund.

Financed

 

The project is financed by Tallinn University Research Fund.

Latest news

Latest news from research group „Human-nature interactions in the city”


NB! The research group "Human-nature interactions in the city" is searching for a PostDoctoral researcher within the Mobilitas+ support program. For more info, see HERE.

29.11.2019

Helen Sooväli-Sepping and Bianka Plüschke-Altof were recognized during the honour ceremony at Tallinn University on 28. November 2019 for their effective research work. https://www.tlu.ee/lti/uudised/lti-inimesed-prorektorite-tanuuritusel

15.11.2019

Discussion on the recent Tartu Planners' Conference, in which also members of the research group on "Human-nature interactions in the city" participated actively. Read more: https://www.sirp.ee/s1-artiklid/arhitektuur/tartu-planeerimiskonverents-2019/

07.11.2019

„Human-nature interactions in the city” research group will attend at Tartu Planning Conference 2019, 7-8th. November 2019 in Tartu. Helen Sooväli-Sepping has been invited to give a keynote address on "Our Common Space - Spatial Development of Estonia". In addition, Helen Sooväli-Sepping, Bianka Plüschke-Altof and Anni Müüripeal will attend a panel on “INCLUSION IN CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING: EXPERIENCE, LEARNING AND CHALLENGES IN ESTONIA”. Read more here: http://planeerimiskonverents.ut.ee/kava-2019.

18.11.2019

In the beginning of November twenty five participants from the Nordic-Baltic countries attended NORDPLUS masters school "Sustainable cities in the Nordic-Baltic Region". For four-days course participants from 17 different countries including Iceland, Mexico, Ghana, Argentina, Australia, Malaysia, U.S, Canada, Vietnam, Moldova etc discussed the issues of resilience, socio-ecological systems and community building. The themes of this year were mobility, well-being and seasonality. Read more: https://www.tlu.ee/en/lti/mediahub/blogs/sustainable-cities-masters-school-course-researched-mustamae

24.10.2019

Already next week the seminar on „Sustainable Cities in the Nordic-Baltic Region (2019-2021)“ will take place in Tallinn! The seminar is organized by the research group “Human-nature relations in an urbanizing world” in collaboration with Helsinki University, Aalto University, Stockholm Resilience Centre and the University of Latvia. For more information, see here: https://www.hanaholmen.fi/en/event/sustainable-cities-in-the-nordic-bal…. If you have any questions, please contact: pluescbi@tlu.ee 

24.10.2019

Helen Sooväli-Sepping and Marju Kõivupuu will speak about the ongoing forestry development plan coordination process. From a cultural perspective, their presentation asks “how culture is represented in the forestry development plan?”. More information: helen.soovali@tlu.ee

23.10.2019

Interview with Joonas Plaan in the ERR live show “Otse uudistemajast” on the topic “How to fight climate change”. See more: https://www.err.ee/994604/otse-uudistemajast-kell-11-kuidas-kliimamuutu…

23.10.2019

Anni Müüripeal will speak about her doctoral thesis under the topic of “Risk behavior” at the interdisciplinary PhD seminar on „Health Behavior and Wellbeing“ (23th October 2019, Tallinn University). More information: annim@tlu.ee 

22.10.2019

Helen Sooväli-Sepping is presenting conclusions from the Estonian Human Development Report 2019/20 at the TÜHI research seminar. The presentation asks “If democracy needs public space?” (23rd October 2019, Tallinn University room A-325). More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/757684481319774/

19.10.2019

Joonas Plaani arvamus artikkel teemal ”Inimese ajastu tähendab vastutust ”. Loe rohkem: https://leht.postimees.ee/6805378/inimese-ajastu-tahendab-vastutust

Opinion article by Joonas Plaan on the topic of "Responsibility in the Anthropocene". Read more: https://leht.postimees.ee/6805378/inimese-ajastu-tahendab-vastutust

10.10.2019

Joonas Plaan presents his doctoral thesis on the topic “Climate change from the perspective of social sciences” at the Fridays’ seminar of LTI’s Institute of Ecology. More information: https://www.tlu.ee/lti/sundmused/okoloogia-keskuse-seminar-joonas-plaan…

30.09.2019 

Do you want to know more about the topic of Environmental Justice and how this applies to Estonia? Then take part in the „Advanced Course in Environmental Justice“. Organized by Bianka Plüschke-Altof, this is an English seminar for students of Urban Governance and Environmental Management, but open also to others interested. More information: pluescbi@tlu.ee 

25.09.2019

In September Tiiu Koff participated in the international project “Reconstruction of Late Holocene Paleoenvironmental Conditions of the Shiraki plain – Traces of Early State Formations in the Southern Caucasus”, which was financed by the Shota Rustavel National Research Fund. More information:  https://rustaveli.org.ge/eng

15.09.2019

Bianka Plüschke-Altof, Piret Vacht and Helen Sooväli-Sepping prepare an overview on the “Environmental Awareness among the Estonian Youth” for the next ‘Youth Monitor’ (Noorteseire) Yearbook, which will be published in spring 2020. More information: https://www.noorteseire.ee/et/aastaraamat 

09.09.2019

Helen Sooväli-Sepping and Bianka Plüschke-Altof are hosting a panel on “Participation processes in urban and regional planning: Experiences, lessons and challenges in Estonia” at the upcoming Tartu Planners’ Conference taking place on 7-8 Nov, 2019 in Tartu. Listeners are very welcome! For more information, see: http://planeerimiskonverents.ut.ee/ 

08.09.2019

There are still a few days to apply for the international and interdisciplinary MA course “Sustainable Cities in the Nordic-Baltic Region”, which takes place on 31st Oct to 3rd Nov 2019 in Tallinn. The course is organized by the members of the research group on “Human-nature relations in an urbanizing world” in collaboration with Helsinki University, Aalto University, Stockholm Resilience Centre and the University of Latvia. For more information, see here: https://www.hanaholmen.fi/en/event/sustainable-cities-in -the-nordic-baltic-region/ 

03.09.2019

Joonas Plaan and Bianka Plüschke-Altof are presenting in the panel on “Future jeopardised: socialities and creations of the fear of climate change”, hosted by Aet Annist (University of Tartu) and Bianka Plüschke-Altof (Tallinn University) at the ASA Anthropology Conference in Norwich (UK) on Sept 3-6, 2019. For more information, see here: https://www.theasa.org/conferences/asa19/ 

01.09.2019

New ELU project course hosted by Piret Vacht at Tallinn University on the topic of “Marketing Environmental Sciences”. For more information, see: https://elu.tlu.ee/projects/open 

15.08.2019

The members of the “Human-nature relations in an urbanizing world” research group under the lead of Tiiu Koff, Helen Sooväli-Sepping and Bianka Plüschke-Altof participated in the “GoGreen Routes” project proposal, which reached the second round of the Horizon2020 call on “Nature-Based Solutions”. The project application was prepared in cooperation with the City of Tallinn and is headed by the Trinity College Dublin. More information: https://ec.europa.eu/research/environment/index.cfm?pg=nbs

12.06.2019

Presentation on the topic "Combating environmental injustices with community gardening?” (Bianka Plüschke-Altof, Anni Müüripeal, Helen Sooväli-Sepping) and session organisation on the topic ”(Not) my green city? Green spaces in times of urbanization” (Helen Sooväli-Sepping, Bianka Plüschke-Altof) at the Nordic Geographers’ Conference ”Sustainable Geography – Geographies of Sustainability”, 16.-19. June 2019 in Trondheim (Norway): Read more: https://www.ntnu.edu/documents/140166/1277962954/Session+programme.pdf/…

11.06.2019

The University garden is now opened! Constructed from scratch by TLU students within the ELU project lead by Piret Vacht and Tiiu Koff. Read more:  https://elu.tlu.ee/project/348 and https://www.facebook.com/ulikooliaed/

08.06.2019

Opinion article by Joonas Plaan on the topic ”Anname tursale aega kosuda”. Read more: https://www.err.ee/950121/joonas-plaan-anname-tursale-aega-kosuda

04.06.2019

Helen Sooväli-Sepping presents at this year's 'Tervisedenduse Konverents' which focuses on the topic "How to create a health-supporting environment?" (4th of June 2019, Kultuurikatel Tallinn). More information: https://tai.ee/et/koolitused-ja-sundmused/event/2172-tervisedenduse-kon…

21.05.2019

Members of the research group „Human-nature interactions in the city” participate in the Nordic and Baltic educational programme Nordplus “Sustainable Cities in the Nordic-Baltic Region (2019-20121)” in cooperation with Helsinki University, Aalto University, Stockholm University Stockholm Resilience Centre and the University of Latvia. Read more: https://www.nordplusonline.org/

16.05.2019

Presentation on the topic "Biodiversity and recreational values of urban brownfields: the case of Tallinn. Studies from Paevälja wasteland" (Piret Vacht, Tiiu Koff) at the international symposium "Urban wastelands: a form of urban nature?", 21-22. May 2019, Tours (France). Read more: https://urbanwastelands.sciencesconf.org/

14.05.2019

Bianka Plüschke-Altof and Anni Müüripeal will present at the next MKK seminar on the topic of “A green paradise in the mid of pre-fabricated houses: The rediscovery of urban gardening in post-socialist Tallinn”. More information: pluescbi@tlu.ee

08.05.2019

Helen Sooväli-Sepping was honoured with the Tallinn City award. Read more: https://www.tlu.ee/lti/uudised/helen-soovali-sepping-palvis-tallinna-li…

07.05.2019

Discussion on the joint research project on „Estonian small settlements” by Hendrikson & Ko and Tallinn University in Sirp newspaper. Read more: https://sirp.ee/s1-artiklid/arhitektuur/vaikeasulate-elujou-nimel/?fbclid=IwAR34NezUSR7kjxuR8x6CX4cpcP79fjvZ1q9eA5gOQmy5z215gDRJUj3TpSY

05.05.2019

CfP “(Not) my green city? Green spaces in times of urbanization” in the journal Social Studies, special number edited by Helen Sooväli-Sepping and Bianka Plüschke-Altof. Read more: https://journals.muni.cz/socialni_studia/announcement/view/114

23.04.2019

Interview with Helen Sooväli Sepping on the issue of “Public Space” in the journal of Tartu University. Read more:  https://www.ajakiri.ut.ee/artikkel/3164?fbclid=IwAR2sL9qUAve0H-np99hnAeCptUXsklXD_paACvyMGFalTRsd-oaIn092C74

18.04.2019

Small lecture by Kristi Grišakovi and Anni Müüripeal on the issue of “Just Space” at the Estonian Architecture Museum. Read more: https://www.arhitektuurimuuseum.ee/2019/04/67-valkloeng-vordoiguslik-ruum/

01.04.2019

CfA “Future jeopardised: Socialities and creations of the fear of climate change” Association of Social Anthropologists’ conference session organized by Aet Annist and Plüschke-Altof. Read more: https://www.theasa.org/conferences/asa19/panels#8023

22.03.2019

Creative Mornings with Joonas Plaan, discussing the topic of “People’s everyday interaction with water”. Read more: https://creativemornings.com/talks/joonas-plaan?fbclid=IwAR3xbGUNw3W_Jzq2kZQ-XD_dniNevJ-fD8Hlsq3jIW-Q8fwuQTK_OReiFq4

21.02.2019

Tallinn University’s Nature Academy workshop on “Urban Gardening” with Bianka Plüschke-Altof and Helen Sooväli-Sepping. Read more in the journal “Hea Laps”: https://www.healaps.ee/

13.02.2019

Tallinn University’s ELU project “University Garden” organized by Tiiu Koff and Piret Vacht. Read more: https://elu.tlu.ee/project/348 ja https://www.facebook.com/ulikooliaed/

02.01.2019

CfA “(Not) my green city? Green spaces in times of urbanization” Nordic Geographers’ Conference session organized by Helen Sooväli-Sepping and Bianka Plüschke-Altofi. Read more: https://studntnu-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/marsland_ntnu_no/EQXdN9We2N9Lu41ookpAdtUB0Ubm1VpwqYaB-yZLSHgVFA?rtime=2h1gUu7R1kg 

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