Roundtable Archive

Many voices. Greener cities. Better cities.

Every month we feature a Roundtable in which a group responds to a specific question on The Nature of Cities. Check out the responses and join the conversation.

2017

18 September 2017

Ecosystems for everyone: Who should have access to the myriad benefits of ecosystem services and urban nature? Everyone. Does everyone? No. How will we achieve this moral imperative?
Isabelle Michele Sophie Anguelovski,  Barcelona  |  Georgina Avlonitis,  Cape Town |  Julie Bargmann,  Charlottesville |  Nathalie Blanc,  Paris |  PK Das,  Mumbai |  Marthe Derkzen,  Amsterdam |  Maggie Scott Greenfield,  New York |  Fadi Hamdan,  Beirut |  Nadine Kalisch,  Nockberge |  Jim Labbe,  Portland |  Francois Mancebo,  Paris |  Harini Nagendra,  Bangalore |  Flaminia Paddeu,  Paris |  Steward Pickett,  Poughkeepsie |  Andrew Rudd,  New York City |  Suraya Scheba,  Cape Town |  Marcelo Lopes de Souza,  Rio de Janeiro |  Hita Unnikrishnan,  Bangalore |  Diana Wiesner,  Bogota |  Pengfei XIE,  Beijing | 
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16 August 2017

Imagine an “ecological certification” for urban design. What are such a certification’s key elements?
Ankia Bormans,  Cape Town |  Katie Coyne,  Austin |  Sarah Dooling,  Austin/Boston |  Nigel Dunnett,  Sheffield |  Ana Faggi,  Buenos Aires |  Sarah Hinners,  Salt Lake City |  Mark Hostetler,  Gainesville |  Jason King,  Seattle |  Marit Larson,  New York City |  Nina-Marie Lister,  Toronto |  Travis Longcore,  Los Angeles |  Colin Meurk,  Christchurch |  Diane Pataki,  Salt Lake City |  Mohan Rao,  Bangalore |  Aditya Sood,  Delhi | 
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30 June 2017

Are cities ecosystems—analogous to natural ones—of nature, infrastructure and people? Does thinking about cities in this way help us think about urban design?
Marina Alberti,  Seattle |  Erik Andersson,  Stockholm |  Sarah Dooling,  Austin/Boston |  Paul Downton,  Melbourne |  Thomas Elmqvist,  Stockholm |  Nancy Grimm,  Phoenix |  Dagmar Haase,  Berlin |  Dominique Hes,  Melbourne |  Kristina Hill,  Berkeley |  Madhusudan Katti,  Raleigh |  Francois Mancebo,  Paris |  Clifford Ochs,  Oxford |  Steward Pickett,  Poughkeepsie |  Stephanie Pincetl,  Los Angeles |  Rob Pirani,  New York |  Richard Register,  Berkeley |  Eric Sanderson,  New York |  Alexis Schaffler,  Berkeley/Johannesburg/Cape Town |  Vivek Shandas,  Portland |  David Simon,  Gothenburg |  Jane Toner,  Melbourne |  Yolanda van Heezik,  Dunedin |  Ken Yeang,  Kuala Lumpur |  David Maddox,  New York City | 
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8 May 2017

To whom does a city’s nature belong? Is it a common pool resource, or a public good? And who decides?
Amita Baviskar,  Delhi |  Lindsay Campbell,  New York City |  James Connolly,  Barcelona |  Sheila Foster,  Washington, DC |  Phil Ginsburg,  San Francisco |  Jeff Hou,  Seattle |  Marianne Krasny,  Ithaca |  Mary Mattingly,  New York City |  Oona Morrow,  Berlin |  Harini Nagendra,  Bangalore |  Raul Pacheco-Vega,  Aguascalientes |  Michael Sarbanes,  Baltimore |  Philip Silva,  New York |  Diana Wiesner,  Bogota | 
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27 March 2017

What are we trying to accomplish with biophilic cities? What are ambitious goals and targets, and measures of success?
Pippin Anderson,  Cape Town |  Tim Beatley,  Charlottesville |  Lena Chan,  Singapore |  Paul Downton,  Melbourne |  Ian Douglas,  Manchester |  Dusty Gedge,  London |  David Goode,  Bath |  Bram Gunther,  New York |  Chris Ives,  Nottingham |  Tania Katzschner,  Cape Town |  Steve Maslin,  Bristol |  Peter Newman,  Perth |  Phil Roös,  Geelong |  Eric Sanderson,  New York |  Jana Söderlund,  Perth |  Fleur Timmer,  Bristol |  Chantal van Ham,  Brussels |  Mike Wells,  Bath |  Ken Yeang,  Kuala Lumpur | 
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24 January 2017

You say po-TAY-to. What ecologists and landscape architects don’t get about each other, but ought to.
Ana Faggi,  Buenos Aires |  Mark Hostetler,  Gainesville |  Maria E Ignatieva,  Uppsala |  Amy Hahs,  Ballarat, Australia |  Jürgen Breuste,  Salzburg |  Susannah Drake,  New York City |  Marcus Hedblom,  Uppsala |  Andrew Grant,  Bath |  Mike Wells,  Bath |  Steven Handel,  New Brunswick |  Diane Pataki,  Salt Lake City |  Ian MacGregor-Fors,  Xalapa |  Anne Trumble,  Los Angeles |  Christine Thuring,  Sheffield |  Kevin Sloan,  Dallas-Fort Worth |  Gloria Aponte,  Medellín |  Nina-Marie Lister,  Toronto |  Sarah Hinners,  Salt Lake City |  AnaLuisa Artesi,  Buenos Aires |  Jala Makhzoumi,  Beirut |  Jason King,  Seattle |  Yun Hye HWANG,  Singapore |  Danielle Dagenais,  Montreal |  Mary Cadenasso,  Davis |  Veronica Fabio,  Buenos Aires |  Peter Werner,  Darmstadt | 
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2016

6 November 2016

Resilience isn’t only about infrastructure. How can we better support community-based environmental stewardship in readiness, response, and recovery from disturbance?
Weston Brinkley,  Seattle |  Katerina Elias,  São Paulo |  Sumetee Gajjar,  Bangalore |  Jonathan Halfon,  New York City |  Heather McMillen,  Honolulu & New York City |  Luciana Nery,  Rio de Janeiro |  Raul Pacheco-Vega,  Aguascalientes |  Renae Reynolds,  New York City |  Hita Unnikrishnan,  Bangalore |  Paula Villagra,  Valdivia |  Karen Zumach,  Minneapolis | 
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11 October 2016

Habitat III is finally a reality. From your perspective, what would be the single most important tangible outcome (not output) of the event—short or long term—and what will it take to achieve this outcome?
Yunus Arikan,  Bonn |  Xuemei Bai,  Canberra |  Genie Birch,  Philadelphia & New York |  Maruxa Cardama,  Brussels |  Bharat Dahiya,  Bangkok |  PK Das,  Mumbai |  David Dodman,  London |  William Dunbar,  Tokyo |  Anjali Mahendra,  Chapel Hill & New Delhi |  Jose Puppim,  Johor Bahru / Cambridge / Rio |  David Satterthwaite,  London |  Huda Shaka,  Dubai |  David Simon,  Gothenburg |  Pengfei XIE,  Beijing |  Lorena Zárate,  Mexico City | 
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25 September 2016

How can we make urban nature and its value more apparent, more “visible” to people?
Simone Borelli,  Rome |  Sarah Charlop-Powers,  New York |  Marcus Collier,  Dublin |  Sven Eberlein,  Oakland |  David Goode,  Bath |  Leen Gorissen,  Antwerp |  Cecilia Herzog,  Rio de Janeiro |  Seth Magle,  Chicago |  Polly Moseley,  Liverpool |  Ragene Palma,  Manila |  Jennifer Sánchez,  San José |  Richard Scott,  Liverpool |  Chantal van Ham,  Brussels |  Gavin Van Horn,  Chicago |  Mark Weckel,  New York |  Mike Wetter,  Portland |  Niki Frantzeskaki,  Rotterdam |  Hastings Chikoko,  Johannesburg | 
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14 August 2016

What are the unifying elements of an urban ecology of the Global South and geographic south? Are they different than those in the north?
Pippin Anderson,  Cape Town |  Olga Barbosa,  Valdivia |  Timothy Bonebrake,  Hong Kong |  Bharat Dahiya,  Bangkok |  Ana Faggi,  Buenos Aires |  Sabina Caula,  Ibarra, Ecuador |  Shuaib Lwasa,  Kampala |  Fadi Hamdan,  Beirut |  Yvonne Lynch,  Melbourne |  Colin Meurk,  Christchurch |  Sue Parnell,  Cape Town |  Steward Pickett,  Poughkeepsie |  Luis Sandoval,  San José, Costa Rica |  Seth Schindler,  Sheffield |  Tan Puay Yok,  Singapore | 
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30 June 2016

Urban agriculture has many benefits. Is one of them a contribution to urban sustainability?
Jane Battersby,  Cape Town |  Katrin Bohn,  Brighton |  Christopher Bryant,  Montreal |  Easther Chigumira,  Harare |  Evan Fraser,  Guelph |  Kelly Hodgins,  Guelph |  Patrick Hurley,  Collegeville, PA |  Francois Mancebo,  Paris |  Idah Mbengo,  Harare |  Innisfree McKinnon,  Menomonie |  Leslie McLees,  Eugene |  Geneviève Metson,  Vancouver |  Navin Ramankutty,  Vancouver |  Kristin Reynolds,  New York City |  Esther Sanyé-Mengual,  Bologna |  Shaleen Singhal,  New Delhi |  Kathrin Specht,  Müncheberg |  Naomi Tsur,  Jerusalem |  Andre Viljoen,  Brighton |  Claudia Visoni,  São Paulo | 
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28 May 2016

Common threads: connections among the ideas of Jane Jacobs and Elinor Ostrom, and their relevance to urban socio-ecology
Paul Downton,  Melbourne |  Johan Enqvist,  Stockholm |  Sheila Foster,  Washington, DC |  Lisa Gansky,  San Francisco |  Mathieu Hélie,  Montréal |  Mark Hostetler,  Gainesville |  Michelle Johnson,  New York City |  Marianne Krasny,  Ithaca |  David Maddox,  New York City |  Michael Mehaffy,  Portland |  Harini Nagendra,  Bangalore |  Raul Pacheco-Vega,  Aguascalientes |  Mary Rowe,  New York City |  Alex Russ,  Ithaca |  Laura Shillington,  Managua & Montreal |  Anne Trumble,  Los Angeles |  Arjen Wals,  Wageningen |  Abigail York,  Tempe | 
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30 April 2016

Visions of resilience: Eighteen artists say or show something in response to the word “resilience”
Juan Carlos Arroyo,  Bogotá |  David Brooks,  New York City |  Katrine Claassens,  Cape Town |  Emilio Fantin,  Milan |  Ganzeer,  Los Angeles |  Lloyd Godman,  Melbourne |  Fran Ilich,  New York City |  Frida Larios,  Antiguo Cuzcatlán, Copán, and Washington |  Todd Lester,  Säo Paulo |  Patrick Lydon,  San Jose & Seoul |  Mary Mattingly,  New York City |  David Maddox,  New York City |  E. J. McAdams,  New York City |  Mary Miss,  New York City |  Edna Peres,  Johannesburg |  Caroline Robinson,  Auckland |  Finzi Saidi,  Pretoria |  Keijiro Suzuki,  Yamaguchi & Nagoya | 
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23 March 2016

Graffiti and street art can be controversial, but can also be a medium for voices of social change, protest, or expressions of community desire. What, how, and where are examples of graffiti as a positive force in communities?
Pauline Bullen,  Harare |  Paul Downton,  Melbourne |  Emilio Fantin,  Milan |  Ganzeer,  Los Angeles |  Germán Gomez,  Bogotá |  Sidd Joag,  New York City |  Patrick Lydon,  San Jose & Seoul |  David Maddox,  New York City |  Patrice Milillo,  Los Angeles |  Laura Shillington,  Managua & Montreal | 
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5 March 2016

Landscape initiatives are in operation or in development in many parts of the world. What is key to making them work and be useful? How are they good for cities?
Steve Brown,  Sydney |  Martha Fajardo,  Bogota |  Carla Gonçalves,  Porto, Portugal |  Monica Luengo,  Madrid |  Claudia Misteli,  Barcelona |  Osvaldo Moreno,  Santiago |  Liana Jansen,  Cape Town |  Laura Spinadel,  Vienna |  Kenneth Taylor,  Canberra |  Menno Welling,  Zomba | 
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20 January 2016

Can cities save bees? How can urban habitats be made to serve pollinator conservation? How can that story be better told?
Katherine Baldock,  Bristol |  Alison Benjamin,  London |  Sarah Bergmann,  Seattle |  Mark Goddard,  Newcastle |  Damon Hall,  St. Louis |  Tina Harrison,  New Brunswick |  Scott MacIvor,  Toronto |  Denise Mouga,  Joinville |  Matt Shardlow,  Peterborough |  Caragh Threlfall,  Melbourne | 
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2015

8 December 2015

An explicitly urban Sustainable Development Goal has been adopted by the UN (#11). Now what? Where could it go wrong?
Genie Birch,  Philadelphia & New York |  Ben Bradlow,  Boston |  William Dunbar,  Tokyo |  Peter Head,  London |  Mark Hostetler,  Gainesville |  Hui Ling Lim,  Prague |  Shuaib Lwasa,  Kampala |  Jose Puppim,  Johor Bahru / Cambridge / Rio |  Andrew Rudd,  New York City |  Karen Seto,  New Haven |  David Simon,  Gothenburg |  Bolanle Wahab,  Ibadan |  Lorena Zárate,  Mexico City | 
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5 November 2015

Green Form and Function versus Green Nativism: In changing urban spaces full of novel ecosystems and natural assemblages, is native purity a viable option?
Pippin Anderson,  Cape Town |  Erle Ellis,  Baltimore |  Leonie Fischer,  Berlin |  Mark Hostetler,  Gainesville |  Madhusudan Katti,  Raleigh |  Ingo Kowarik,  Berlin |  Mark McDonnell,  Melbourne |  Colin Meurk,  Christchurch |  Matt Palmer,  New York City |  Bill Toomey,  Sandy Hook |  Yolanda van Heezik,  Dunedin |  Paula Villagra,  Valdivia | 
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29 September 2015

What is the insurance value of urban ecosystems and their services?
Victor Beumer,  Delft |  Henry Booth,  West Chester |  Mitchell Chester,  Miami |  Thomas Elmqvist,  Stockholm |  Alexandros Gasparatos,  Tokyo |  Jaroslav Mysiak,  Venice |  Rob Tinch,  Brussels |  Henrik von Wehrden,  Lüneburg |  Francis Vorhies,  Divonne-les-Bains |  Koko Warner,  Bonn | 
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12 August 2015

Why don’t all public buildings have green roofs? Or all large private buildings (e.g. businesses)? Would this be a good idea? What would it take to make it happen and to make it worthwhile?
Maryam Akbarian,  Tehran |  Wolfgang Ansel,  Nürtingen |  Nathalie Baumann,  Basel |  Michael Berkshire,  Chicago |  Rebecca Bratspies,  New York City |  Amy Chomowicz,  Portland |  Andrew Clements,  Corinth |  Karla Dakin,  Denver |  Stuart Gaffin,  New York |  Dusty Gedge,  London |  André Gonçalves,  Goiânia |  Ulrike Grau,  Mexico City |  Angela Loder,  Denver |  Amosh Neupane,  Middlebury |  Matt Palmer,  New York City |  Kerry Ross,  Calgary |  Kaveh Samiei,  Tehran |  Julie Santos,  London & Buenos Aires |  Kate Scherer,  New York |  Mark Simmons,  Austin |  Kevin Songer,  Jacksonville |  Christine Thuring,  Sheffield | 
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30 June 2015

10 scientists and 10 practitioners walk into a bar…what would they talk about? How can research and knowledge generation be co-created to better support practitioners and evidence-based decision making?
Myla Aronson,  New Brunswick |  Georgina Avlonitis,  Cape Town |  Keith Bowers,  Charleston |  Sarah Charlop-Powers,  New York |  Haripriya Gundimeda,  Mumbai |  Bram Gunther,  New York |  Ana Faggi,  Buenos Aires |  Amy Hahs,  Ballarat, Australia |  Fadi Hamdan,  Beirut |  John Hartig,  Detroit |  Mark Hostetler,  Gainesville |  Maria E Ignatieva,  Uppsala |  Michael Jemtrud,  Montreal |  Deborah Lev,  Portland |  Louise Lezy-Bruno,  Paris |  Yvonne Lynch,  Melbourne |  Ian MacGregor-Fors,  Xalapa |  Charlie Nilon,  Columbia |  Diane Pataki,  Salt Lake City |  Jose Puppim,  Johor Bahru / Cambridge / Rio |  Rebecca Salminen Witt,  Detroit |  Eric Sanderson,  New York |  Philip Silva,  New York | 
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19 May 2015

Taking “resilience” out of the realm of metaphor. How do you measure resilience in cities? How would you know if your city or your community was resilient?
Keren Bolter,  Fort Lauderdale |  Cezar Busatto,  Porto Alegre |  Lorenzo Chelleri,  Barcelona |  William Dunbar,  Tokyo |  Thomas Elmqvist,  Stockholm |  Antoine Faye,  Dakar |  Richard Friend,  York |  Lance Gunderson,  Atlanta |  Tom Henfrey,  Bristol |  Patricia Holly,  Barcelona and Nairobi |  Dan Lewis,  Barcelona and Nairobi |  Rachna Leveque,  London |  Shuaib Lwasa,  Kampala |  Timon McPhearson,  New York |  Franco Montalto,  Philadelphia and Venice |  Luciana Nery,  Rio de Janeiro |  Henk Ovink,  The Hague |  Elisabeth Peyroux,  Paris |  Catherine Sutherland,  Durban |  Pakamas Thinphanga,  Bangkok |  Claire Weisz,  New York |  Daniel Zarrilli,  New York | 
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21 April 2015

Imaging the urban wild: Fourteen photographers and artists show and talk about their work
Joshua Burch,  London |  Emilio Fantin,  Milan |  Mike Feller,  New York City |  Andrés Flajszer,  Barcelona |  Mike Houck,  Portland |  Chris Jordan,  Seattle |  Robin Lasser,  Oakland |  Monika Lawrence,  Bemidji |  Patrick Lydon,  San Jose & Seoul |  David Maddox,  New York City |  Chris Payne,  New York City |  Eric Sanderson,  New York |  Jonathan Stenvall,  Stockholm |  Benjamin Swett,  New York City | 
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17 March 2015

Daylighting and restoring urban streams, ponds and wetlands can provide huge ecological and social benefits. Are such restorations “worth it”? What are the pitfalls? How can we demonstrate these benefits and elevate them in the public discourse so that urban wetlands become urban planning priorities?
Adrian Benepe,  New York City |  Keith Bowers,  Charleston |  Meredith Dobbie,  Victoria |  Susannah Drake,  New York City |  Herbert Dreiseitl,  Überlingen |  Marit Larson,  New York City |  Chan-Won Lee,  Changwon |  Kaitlin Lovell,  Portland |  Alberto Tacón,  Valdivia | 
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31 January 2015

Is there such a thing as a “bird friendly city”? What does it look like? What does it not look like? Why bother?
Tim Beatley,  Charlottesville |  Luke Engleback,  Tunbridge Wells |  Dusty Gedge,  London |  David Goode,  Bath |  Madhusudan Katti,  Raleigh |  John Marzluff,  Seattle |  Bongani Mnisi,  Cape Town |  Glenn Phillips,  New York City |  Kaveh Samiei,  Tehran |  Ken Smith,  New York |  Yolanda van Heezik,  Dunedin |  Maxime Zucca,  Paris | 
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6 January 2015

Urban water fronts have typically been sites of heavy development and often are sites of pollution or exclusive access. But they have enormous potential benefits. How can we unlock these benefits for everyone? Are there ecological vs. social vs. economic tradeoffs?
Mitchell Chester,  Miami |  PK Das,  Mumbai |  Ana Faggi,  Buenos Aires |  Andrew Grant,  Bath |  John Hartig,  Detroit |  Roland Lewis,  New York |  Joe Lobko,  Toronto |  Robert Morris-Nunn,  Hobart |  Rob Pirani,  New York |  Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk,  Miami |  Andréa Albuquerque G. Redondo,  Rio de Janeiro |  Bradley Rink,  Cape Town |  Hita Unnikrishnan,  Bangalore |  Jay Valgora,  New York |  Mike Wells,  Bath | 
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2014

4 December 2014

How can different ways of knowing—and of producing knowledge—be useful for understanding and managing urban ecosystems?
Doreen Adengo,  Kampala |  Adrina Bardekjian,  Vancouver |  Sadia Butt Sadia Butt,  Toronto |  Lindsay Campbell,  New York City |  Luke Drake,  New Brunswick, New Jersey |  Bryce Dubois,  New York City |  Johan Enqvist,  Stockholm |  Nate Gabriel,  New Brunswick, New Jersey |  Tischa Muñoz-Erickson,  Río Piedras, Puerto Rico |  Camilo Ordóñez,  Toronto |  Philip Silva,  New York |  James Steenberg,  Toronto | 
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2 November 2014

How can art (in all its forms), exhibits, installations and provocations be a better catalyst to raise awareness, support and momentum for urban nature and green spaces? 
Jennifer Adams,  New York City |  Pippin Anderson,  Cape Town |  Marielle Anzelone,  New York City |  Stephanie Britton,  Byron Bay, NSW |  Pauline Bullen,  Harare |  Tim Collins,  Glasgow |  Emilio Fantin,  Milan |  Lloyd Godman,  Melbourne |  Julie Goodness,  Stockholm |  Noel Hefele,  Brooklyn |  Todd Lester,  Säo Paulo |  Patrick Lydon,  San Jose & Seoul |  Elliott Maltby,  New York City |  Mary Miss,  New York City |  Lorenza Perelli,  Chicago |  Stephanie Radok,  Adelaide |  Lisa Terreni,  Wellington |  Shawn Van Sluys,  Guelph | 
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5 October 2014

Do urban green corridors “work”? It depends on what we want them to do. What ecological and/or social functions can we realistically expect green corridors to perform in cities? What attributes define them, from a design and performance perspective?
Diego Borrero,  Cali |  Kelly Brenner,  Seattle |  Lena Chan,  Singapore |  Geoffrey Davison,  Singapore |  Susannah Drake,  New York City |  Marcus Hedblom,  Uppsala |  Mark Hostetler,  Gainesville |  Chris Ives,  Nottingham |  Tori Kjer,  Los Angeles |  Kathryn Lwin,  London |  Pierre-André Martin,  Rio de Janeiro |  Colin Meurk,  Christchurch |  Toni Pujol,  Barcelona |  Glenn Stewart,  Christchurch |  Marten Wallberg,  Stockholm |  Na Xiu,  Uppsala & Xi’an |  Irene Guida,  Venice | 
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7 September 2014

What is the meaning and role of the “sacred” in the design and management of urban green space and the building of cities that are both green and livable?
Pedro Camarena,  Mexico City |  Lindsay Campbell,  New York City |  Jayne Engle,  Montreal |  Emilio Fantin,  Milan |  Mickey Fearn,  Raleigh |  Divya Gopal,  Berlin |  Patrick Lydon,  San Jose & Seoul |  Jimena Martignoni,  Buenos Aires |  Erika Svendsen,  New York City |  Maria Tengö,  Stockholm |  Naomi Tsur,  Jerusalem |  Gavin Van Horn,  Chicago |  Shawn Van Sluys,  Guelph |  Diana Wiesner,  Bogota |  Kathleen Wolf,  Seattle |  Mary Wyatt,  Annapolis | 
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7 July 2014

How much should we worry about exotic species in urban zones? How do we reduce damage from exotic invasives when management resources are limited? Are there conflicts between management or eradication efforts and building general support for urban biodiversity?
Pippin Anderson,  Cape Town |  Ana Faggi,  Buenos Aires |  Matt Palmer,  New York City |  Madhusudan Katti,  Raleigh |  Glenn Stewart,  Christchurch |  Timon McPhearson,  New York |  David Burg,  New York City |  Katie Holzer,  Davis |  Deborah Lev,  Portland |  Toby Query,  Portland |  Mark Davis,  Saint Paul |  Paula Villagra & Carmen Silva,  Los Rios, Chile |  Peter Head,  London |  Peter Werner,  Darmstadt | 
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9 June 2014

Environmental education in cities focuses on youth and community development, restoring ecosystems, building green infrastructure, and more. But is urban environmental education really anything new? What should its goals and practices look like?
Janice Astbury,  London |  Chankook Kim,  Cheongju, South Korea |  Marianne Krasny,  Ithaca |  Alex Russ,  Ithaca |  Miguel Luna,  Los Angeles |  Pepe Marcos-Iga,  Tucson |  Candice Russell,  Los Angeles |  Soul Shava,  Johannesburg |  Philip Silva,  New York |  Shubhalaxmi Vaylure,  Mumbai | 
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12 May 2014

A Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Cities and Human Settlements is competing for a place among the final United Nations SDGs that will be approved in 2014. If there were an explicitly Urban SDG, what would it look like? What should it say?
Yunus Arikan,  Bonn |  Genie Birch,  Philadelphia & New York |  Ben Bradlow,  Boston |  Maruxa Cardama,  Brussels |  Thomas Elmqvist,  Stockholm |  Julian Goh,  Singapore |  Shuaib Lwasa,  Kampala |  Anjali Mahendra,  Chapel Hill & New Delhi |  Mary Rowe,  New York City |  Andrew Rudd,  New York City |  Kaveh Samiei,  Tehran |  Karen Seto,  New Haven |  Lorena Zárate,  Mexico City | 
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7 April 2014

The sky is the limit for urban agriculture. Or is it? What can cities hope to get from community gardens and urban agriculture?
Lindsay Campbell,  New York City |  Joana Chan & Bryce DuBois,  New York City |  David Dixon,  London |  Alexandre Guertin,  Montreal |  Gareth Haysom,  Cape Town |  Madhumitha Jaganmohan,  Leipzig |  Marianne Krasny,  Ithaca |  Jenga Mwendo,  New Orleans |  Mary Rowe,  New York City |  Naomi Tsur,  Jerusalem |  Darlene Wolnik,  New Orleans | 
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3 March 2014

Many believe that better information on the monetary value of ecosystem services is critical for getting cities to adopt more green infrastructure solutions to issues such as storm water management, heat island, storm surge, etc. True? What are the key knowledge gaps for convincing cities to invest in ecosystems services?
Taylor Britt,  Houston |  Nette Compton,  New York City |  Thomas Elmqvist,  Stockholm |  Mike Houck,  Portland |  Haripriya Gundimeda,  Mumbai |  Patrick Lydon,  San Jose & Seoul |  Rob McInnes,  London |  Timon McPhearson,  New York |  Franco Montalto,  Philadelphia and Venice |  Steve Whitney,  Seattle | 
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3 February 2014

What are the social justice implications of urban ecology, and how can we make sure that “green cities” are not synonymous with “gentrified” or “exclusive” cities?
Harini Nagendra,  Bangalore |  Stephanie Pincetl,  Los Angeles |  Jim Labbe,  Portland |  Rebecca Bratspies,  New York City |  PK Das,  Mumbai |  Cecilia Herzog,  Rio de Janeiro |  Charlie Nilon,  Columbia |  Brian McGrath,  New York City |  Pengfei XIE,  Beijing | 
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6 January 2014

Should programs in architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture require a certain minimum level of learning about the fundamentals of ecology? Why?
Paul Downton,  Melbourne |  Barbara Deutsch,  Washington, DC |  Martha Fajardo,  Bogota |  Noboru Kawashima,  Bogotá |  Norbert Mueller,  Erfurt |  Kaveh Samiei,  Tehran | 
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2013

3 December 2013

Money for urban biodiversity is scarce. What is the single most important idea, program or action any city should undertake to promote biodiversity?
Pippin Anderson,  Cape Town |  Andre Mader,  Montreal |  Ana Faggi,  Buenos Aires |  John Kostyack,  Washington, D.C. |  Bram Gunther,  New York |  David Maddox,  New York City |  Peter Head,  London |  Peter Werner,  Darmstadt | 
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