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


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:…


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: and


Opinion article by Joonas Plaan on the topic ”Anname tursale aega kosuda”. Read more:


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:…


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:


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:


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:


Helen Sooväli-Sepping was honoured with the Tallinn City award. Read more:…


Discussion on the joint research project on „Estonian small settlements” by Hendrikson & Ko and Tallinn University in Sirp newspaper. Read more:


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:


Interview with Helen Sooväli Sepping on the issue of “Public Space” in the journal of Tartu University. Read more:


Small lecture by Kristi Grišakovi and Anni Müüripeal on the issue of “Just Space” at the Estonian Architecture Museum. Read more:


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:


Creative Mornings with Joonas Plaan, discussing the topic of “People’s everyday interaction with water”. Read more:


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


Tallinn University’s ELU project “University Garden” organized by Tiiu Koff and Piret Vacht. Read more: ja


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: