Organized by Wageningen University assistant professor Agnes Patuano the symposium ‘Public Outdoor Spaces and Covid-19’ addressed the question “How will the COVID 19 pandemic impact the use and design of public spaces, and how was it impacted by them in the first place?”

Mathias contributed with a talk on his view and research on nature-inclusive public space, with a focus on reclaiming ‘car-space’ in cities, in order to redefine integral blue-green-grey networks that boost quality of public space, while contributing to human health and well-being. Read his 1 A4 paper summary @

The symposium brought together recent research from WUR, HvA, BOKU, Radboud University, Marie Curie University, University of Milan, Aeres University and Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina.