Healing Ecologies and Building Sustainable Peace: From Buffer Zones to Pocket Parks

Presented by: Dr. Anna Grichting Assist Professor,  Qatar University

Anna Grichting is a Swiss architect and urbanist and holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard University. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at Qatar University, where she teaches Sustainable Urban and Landscape Design and Regeneration as well as Urban Design in Practice and Design Studios at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels. She is interested in a holistic and systems approaches to Design and her academic experience includes teaching at the Universities of Geneva and Harvard, developing an Education Initiative for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and teaching the Balkans Peace Parks Academic Expedition Summer Course. Her fields of research and interest include Food Security and Food Urbanism in Drylands, the Urban Legacies of Mega Events, and Healing Ecologies in Landscapes of Conflict. She is also a musician, participating in multi-cultural and international projects such as Bordermeetings, Sufi Moon and Desert Bridges.



Some of the meeting’s attendees, Glada Lahn (second from the left) of Chatham House and Tanzeed Alam of Emirates Wildlife Society, flanked by our very own executive committee members, Mari Luomi and Katrin Scholz-Barth.