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David Maddox

David Maddox

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Nature of Cities Principal, Urban Oikos Partners LLCNew York, NY USA David Maddox is committed to the health of the urban ecosystem—urban resilience, the application of ecosystem services for human welfare and livelihoods, and the effective and efficient monitoring and evaluation of these issues. As Founder and Editor of and Principal of Urban Oikos Partners LLC, his current work is in the development and dissemination of useful knowledge for design and management of social-ecological systems in urban landscapes. He hold a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with a statistics minor, from Cornell University and lives in New York City. Other interests can be seen at

March 30, 2015

Also available at iTunes. Story notes: A conversation about civic ecology between Lance Gunderson, a landscape ecologist from Emory University in Atlanta; Caroline Lewis, of Climate Leadership Engagement Opportunities, or CLEO, in Miami; and Arjen Wals, a professor of social learning and sustainable development at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Climate change and other stresses on cities represent great challenges … Continue reading Where Can Civic Ecology Lead? TNOC Podcast Episode 003

March 12, 2015

“It is difficult to take in all the glory of the Dandelion, as it is to take in a mountain, or a thunderstorm.” Charles Burchfield (1893–1967) is legendary for his watercolor landscapes, painted near his Buffalo, NY, home. His paintings are typically about nature: swamps and forests and backyards that include plants and birds and insects … Continue reading It Is Difficult to Take In the Glory of the Dandelion