Ensiyeh visits Scandinavia
Ensiyeh recently enjoyed a two week trip to Scandinavia. While there she participated at the Future of Places international conference, presenting the findings from two of her research papers. The Future of Places forum is arranged and financed by Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson foundation and has as collaborative partners UN Habitat and Project for Public Spaces. The overall purpose is to indicate the importance of public space and placemaking in city planning at Habitat III 2016.
After the conference Ensiyeh spent time exploring both Stockholm and Copenhagen, visiting interesting places including the Hagaby eco-village in Uppsala and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Fredensborg. She was impressed by the efficient public transport, dedicated cycling lanes, absence of car congestion on the city streets, and well used public spaces with good foreshore access and plenty of green spaces.