Design with vegetation for sustainability and resilience against climate change

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Professor Slobodan B. Mickovski will share his findings from his detailed research into Ground bio engineering and the sustainable use of vegetation for civil engineering purposes, including addressing several climate change challenges.

Previous research in this area has been focused on determination of the strength and stability that vegetation provides for the soil it grows in. The industry, on the other hand, has concentrated on mainly empirical approaches in the design and construction of nature-based solutions.

Professor Mickovski’s research is to attempt reconciliation of scientific and technical aspects of ground bioengineering with a view of proposing guidelines, not only for design and construction, but also for the other stages in ground bioengineering project life.

Reviewing typical ground bio-engineering solutions, in light of potentially addressing climate change challenges such as erosion, shallow landslides and flooding, but also against the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, addressing any gaps identified in this review from a civil engineering and asset management perspective with a view of implementing the scientific and technical nexus in the future while sharing recommendations formulated to help civil engineers to embrace the multi-disciplinary nature of ground bio-engineering and effectively address climate change challenges in the future.
PeriodNov 2020
Held atInstitution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • civil engineering
  • sustainability
  • resilience
  • climate change
  • slope stability
  • landslides
  • erosion