Welcome

In 2018, SAMGUS will be hosting the quadrennial Nordic conference which traditionally has been hosted by its sister organizations in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, each year focusing on different relevant topics. 

The conference‘s topics will cover nature, parks and green spaces, with an emphasis on an Icelandic perspective. The venue will be the Kaldalón hall in the Harpa Conference Centre, where the mornings will feature breakout sessions, while afternoons (on Wednesday and Thursday) will be devoted to field trips themed around each day‘s topic.

  • The first day‘s focus will be on the co-existence of man and nature. We will be looking at how we respond to natural crisis. And also how human behaviour adversely affects our environments, what can we do to counter or deal with those effects, and how the rapid rise in tourism is contributing.
  • Day two will focus on the place of green spaces in urban development, bringing to the forefront amongst others concepts like the environmental sustainability, and more.
  • On day three we will focus our attention beyond the Icelandic shores, to the other Nordic countries and even further, take a look at the trending topics in those countries in the areas of nature, parks, and the broader environment.

SAMGUS is a professional forum for Icelandic municipal-, and national government organizations concerned with focusing on the „green issues“.  The purpose and goal of the forum is to promote growth and development in environmental initiatives within the broader government. The aim is to insure this with constant re-education of its members through meetings and seminars. Additionally to promote public awareness of environmental topics and foster a good relationship and cooperation with parallel organizations in the nordics and internationally. 

We look forward to seeing you in Iceland, August 15 – 17 2018

Our sister organizations in the Nordics are: 

Registration is open

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Parks and Nature Congress

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