Environmental Change in our Cities. Symposium by Humanities Institute at New York Botanical Garden. November 7 2014. 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ROSS HALL.
From rampant urbanization to the alarming spread of invasive species and the rapidly increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, human activities are impacting natural systems on a global scale. Nowhere is the impact of mankind on nature more evident than in cities, where historic ecosystems have been irreversibly altered.
This expert-led symposium will explore the concept of novel ecosystems that are the result of urban development, and ask if these much-maligned accidents of unbridled growth could ultimately mitigate the impacts of environmental change and reintroduce the wonder of nature in cities.
Todd Forrest: Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections, The New York Botanical Garden.
Peter Del Tredici: Adjunct Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard School of Design.
Richard J. Hobbs: School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia.
Emma Marris: Author/Blogger/Journalist.
Kate Orff: Founder of SCAPE/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE. Associate Professor at the Columbia School of Architecture.
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