Friday, October 3, 2014

The New York Botanical Garden Hosts Symposium to Explore "The Changing Nature of Nature in Cities

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) wrote to me saying  - "Novel ecosystems are a controversial topic you may have seen discussed recently on NPR and in The New York Times.

On Friday, November 7 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the Botanical Garden will host a symposium of experts for a vibrant discussion of this salient issue in The Changing Nature of Nature in Cities.

 This symposium, the second of the Garden’s new Humanities Institute, 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 re-introduce the wonder of nature in cities.  

The featured experts in urban design, restoration ecology, science writing, and plant ecology who will speak are Kate Orff, Richard J. Hobbs, Emma Marris, and Peter Del Tredici and moderated by Todd Forrest, vice president for Horticulture and Living Collections, NYBG

I'm all all in.  
See you at the Garden


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