Friday, November 2, 2012

Invisible Cities - Urban Biodiversity Conference (Toronto)

Invisible Cities: An Urban Biodiversity Conference

Royal Ontario Museum
Organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources
May 20th, 2010

From the website:  

"It brought together an audience of professionals, including architects, urban planners, scientists, and the media to talk to people about how to manage biodiversity in an increasingly urban world. A mix of keynote speakers and panellists discussed real-life examples of integrating ecology into cities and debated some of the current concerns around the extent to which it is possible for cities and species to co-exist. The conference was a great success and we are pleased to be able to share it with you. We hope you enjoy them, and that they move you to think more about how we can live with nature in the modern world."

Link to videos which feature some highlights from the conference: Invisible Cities Event

Speakers included:
- Dr. Pavan Sukhdev, Special Adviser to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Green Economy Initiative.
- Geoff Cape of Evergreen talking about his vision of tree-filled cities, and an overview of the Evergreen Brickworks project in Toronto.
- Jon Grant, Chair of the Ontario Biodiversity Council.
- Burkhard Mausberg, President of the Friends Of The Greenbelt Foundation.
- Laura Reinsborough, Founder of Not Far From the Tree.

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