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Publications & papers

ROMBAUT, E. 2009. Urban Planning and Biodiversity: Thoughts about an ecopolis, plea for a lobe-city. Case-study of the Belgian cities Sint-Niklaas and Aalst. Proceedings of the Commemorative International Conference on Sustainable Development to Save the Earth: Technologies and Strategies Vision 2050: (SDSE2008). 7-9 April 2009, Bangkok, Thailand. 2009 _Urban_Planning_and_Biodiversity_Thoughts_about_an_ecopolis_plea_for a_lobe_city_Case_study_of_the_Belgian_cities_Sint_Niklaas_and_Aalst_Erik_ROMBAUT.pdf

ROMBAUT, E. 2011. lecture 6th of May 2010 KULeuven. Ecological principles and guidelines for sustainable urban planning. case: Urban gardens: can they contribute to local biodiversity within blue-green urban networks? Chapter in the book: DEWAELHEYNS, BOMANS, GULINCK, 2011. Eds. The Powerful Garden”: “Emerging views on the garden complex”: 137-151. ISBN 978-890-441-2733-1 Publisher Garant in cooperation with KULeuven. 2011_Ecological_principles_and_guidelines_for_sustainable_urban_planning_case_urban_gardens_Erik_ROMBAUT.pdf

ROMBAUT, E. 2015. Rebirth day lecture, Antwerp 19th dec. 2015. SOME GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN URBAN AND RURAL PLANNING.

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ROMBAUT, E. 2016. Sustainable Architecture, Ecologically sound Urban/Rural Planning and Biodiversity: Thoughts about a climate-proof ecopolis. Plea for the lobe-city. Some guidelines for applying ecosystem services in urban and rural planning.

How blue-green networks within urban areas can improve biodiversity, city climate conditions and the urban water management. How a judicious public-private mix can serve an ecologically sound water management and thus help to maintain and repair biodiversity in (European) urban areas.  Course text for the course Environmental Sustainability. KULeuven, Sint-Lucas department for architecture and urban planning (Ghent/Brussels). 67 pp, ill. Spring 2016.

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