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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.

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  • Aakriti Grover
  • Abigail York
  • Adam Glenn
  • Adrian Benepe
  • Adrina Bardekjian
  • Alberto Tacón
  • Alexandre Guertin
  • Alexandros Gasparatos
  • Alex Russ
  • Alex Lechner
  • Alice Hertzog-Fraser
  • Alisa Zomer
  • Alison Benjamin
  • Aliyu Barau
  • Allison Bernett
  • Allison Palenske
  • Álvaro González Reyes
  • Amosh Neupane
  • Amy Chomowicz
  • Amy Cutter-Mackenzie
  • Amy Hahs
  • Ana Faggi
  • AnaLuisa Artesi
  • Andréa Albuquerque G. Redondo
  • André Gonçalves
  • Andre Mader
  • Andre Ortega
  • Andrés Flajszer
  • Andre Viljoen
  • Andrew Clements
  • Andrew Grant
  • Andrew Rudd
  • Angela Glover Blackwell
  • Angela Loder
  • Anjali Mahendra
  • Anna Backstrom
  • Anna Bubnova
  • Anna Dietzsch
  • Anne Trumble
  • Antoine Faye
  • Arjen Wals
  • Aromar Revi
  • Andrea Tamm and Ann Press
  • Barbara Deutsch
  • Ben Feldmann
  • Ben Hecht
  • Ben Bradlow
  • Benjamin Swett
  • Betsy Hodges
  • Bharat Dahiya
  • Bill Toomey
  • Bill Sherwonit
  • Bob Sallinger
  • Bolanle Wahab
  • Bongani Mnisi
  • Boyi Zhou
  • Bradley Rink
  • Bram Gunther
  • Briana Liu
  • Brian McGrath
  • Bryce Dubois
  • Buyana Kareem
  • Camilo Ordóñez
  • Candice Russell
  • Caragh Threlfall
  • Carla Gonçalves
  • Carla Sutherland
  • Caroline Robinson
  • Catherine Sutherland
  • Cecilia Herzog
  • Cezar Busatto
  • Chan-Won Lee
  • Joana Chan & Bryce DuBois
  • Chankook Kim
  • Chantal van Ham
  • Charlie Nilon
  • Chew-Hung Chang
  • Chris Fremantle
  • Chris Garvin
  • Chris Hensley
  • Chris Ives
  • Chris Jordan
  • Chris Starkey
  • Christine Thuring
  • Christopher Bryant
  • Chris Payne
  • Christopher Sellers
  • Christopher Spagnoli
  • Claire Robinson
  • Claire Weisz
  • Claudia Misteli Fajardo
  • Claudia Zuleyka Vidal
  • Claudia Visoni
  • Colin Meurk
  • Collins Adjei Mensah
  • Damon Hall
  • Daniel Eizirik
  • Daniel Feinberg
  • Danielle Dagenais
  • Dan Lewis
  • Daniel Zarrilli
  • Darnell Moore
  • Darlene Wolnik
  • David Brooks
  • David Burg
  • David Dixon
  • David Dodman
  • David Goode
  • David Greenwood
  • David Maddox
  • David Satterthwaite
  • David Simon
  • Deborah Lev
  • Debra Roberts
  • Denise Ford
  • Denise Mouga
  • Derek Nichols
  • Diana Wiesner
  • Diane Pataki
  • Diego Borrero
  • Divya Gopal
  • Doreen Adengo
  • Dusty Gedge
  • Easther Chigumira
  • Edna Peres
  • Eduardo Brondizio
  • E. J. McAdams
  • Elisabeth Peyroux
  • Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
  • Elliott Maltby
  • Emilio Fantin
  • Emily Wier
  • Eric Sanderson
  • Erik Andersson
  • Erika Svendsen
  • Erle Ellis
  • Esther Sanyé-Mengual
  • Evan Fraser
  • Fadi Hamdan
  • Fengping Yang
  • Finzi Saidi
  • Fleur Timmer
  • Florencia Gustelar
  • Fonna Forman
  • Francis Vorhies
  • Francois Mancebo
  • Franco Montalto
  • Fran Ilich
  • Frida Larios
  • Ganzeer
  • Gareth Haysom
  • Gary Grant
  • Gavin Van Horn
  • Geneviève Metson
  • Genie Birch
  • Geoffrey Davison
  • George Kinyashi
  • Georgina Avlonitis
  • Germán Gomez
  • Germán Gomez Eslava
  • Glen Hyman
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Glenn Stewart
  • Gloria Aponte
  • Harini Nagendra
  • Haripriya Gundimeda
  • Hastings Chikoko
  • Hayley Leck
  • Heather McMillen
  • Henk Ovink
  • Henrik von Wehrden
  • Henrik Waldenström
  • Henrique Mercer
  • Henry Booth
  • Herbert Dreiseitl
  • Hilary Inwood
  • Hita Unnikrishnan
  • Huda Shaka
  • Hugh Johnson
  • Ian Douglas
  • Ian MacGregor-Fors
  • Idah Mbengo
  • Illène Pevec
  • Ingo Kowarik
  • Innisfree McKinnon
  • Irene Guida
  • Isabelle Anguelovski
  • Jack Maher
  • Jack Travis
  • Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte
  • Jala Makhzoumi
  • James Steenberg
  • Jan-Michael Archer
  • Jana Söderlund
  • Jane Battersby
  • Janet Dyment
  • Janice Astbury
  • Jaroslav Mysiak
  • Jason King
  • Jason Schupbach
  • Jayne Engle
  • Jay Valgora
  • Jenga Mwendo
  • Jennifer Adams
  • Jennifer Baljko
  • Jennifer Sánchez
  • Jimena Martignoni
  • Jim Labbe
  • Joe Heimlich
  • Joe Lobko
  • Johan Enqvist
  • John Hartig
  • John Kostyack
  • John Marzluff
  • Jonathan Craik
  • Jonathan Halfon
  • Jonathan Stenvall
  • Jonce Walker
  • Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira
  • Josh Lewis
  • Joshua Burch
  • Josué Corrales
  • Juana Mariño
  • Juan Carlos Arroyo
  • Judy Li
  • Jürgen Breuste
  • Julian Goh
  • Julie Bargmann
  • Julie Goodness
  • Julie Santos
  • Kaitlin Lovell
  • Karen Freeman-Wilson
  • Karen Houle
  • Karenne Tun
  • Karen Seto
  • Karen Zumach
  • Karla Dakin
  • Karolina Łukasiewicz
  • Kate Pallett
  • Katerina Elias-Trotsmann
  • Kate Scherer
  • Katharine Burgess
  • Katherine Baldock
  • Kathleen Wolf
  • Kathrin Specht
  • Kathryn Campbell
  • Kathryn Lwin
  • Katie Holzer
  • Katrin Bohn
  • Katrine Claassens
  • Kaveh Samiei
  • Keerthi Potluri
  • Keijiro Suzuki
  • Keitaro Ito
  • Keith Bowers
  • Keith Tidball
  • Kelly Brenner
  • Kelly Hodgins
  • Kenneth Taylor
  • Ken Smith
  • Ken Yeang
  • Keren Bolter
  • Kerry Ross
  • Kevin Sloan
  • Kevin Songer
  • Kimberly Snyder
  • Kitty Connolly
  • Koko Warner
  • Kristin Reynolds
  • Kumara Ward
  • Lance Gunderson
  • Laura Booth
  • Laura Cole
  • Laura Mumaw
  • Laura Shillington
  • Laura Spinadel
  • Lausanne Olvitt
  • Leda Marritz
  • Leen Gorissen
  • Lena Chan
  • Leonie Fischer
  • Lesley Lokko
  • Leslie McLees
  • Leslie Vorraber
  • Liana Jansen
  • Hui Ling Lim
  • Linda Goh
  • Linda Shi
  • Lindsay Campbell
  • Lisa Gansky
  • Lisa Terreni
  • Lloyd Godman
  • Lorena Pasquini
  • Lorena Zárate
  • Lorenza Perelli
  • Lorenzo Chelleri
  • Louise Chawla
  • Louise Lezy-Bruno
  • Luciana Nery
  • Luis Sandoval
  • Luke Drake
  • Luke Engleback
  • Lynn Wilson
  • Madhumitha Jaganmohan
  • Madhusudan Katti
  • Mahim Maher
  • Manuela Gervasi
  • Mapula Priscilla Masilela
  • Mara Gittleman
  • Marcelo Lopes de Souza
  • Marcus Collier
  • Marcus Hedblom
  • Maria E Ignatieva
  • Marianne Krasny
  • Maria Tengö
  • Marielle Anzelone
  • Marina Alberti
  • Mariona Espinet
  • Marit Larson
  • Mark Davis
  • Mark Goddard
  • Mark Hostetler
  • Mark McDonnell
  • Mark Norman
  • Mark Simmons
  • Mark Weckel
  • Marna Hauk
  • Mårten Wallberg
  • Martha Fajardo
  • Marthe Derkzen
  • Martin Maldonado
  • Maruxa Cardama
  • Maryam Akbarian
  • Mary Cadenasso
  • Mary Mattingly
  • Mary Miss
  • Mary Rowe
  • Mary Wyatt
  • Mateo Hernández
  • Mathieu Hélie
  • Matthew Kaplan
  • Matt Palmer
  • Matt Shardlow
  • Maxime Zucca
  • Melinda Janki
  • Menno Welling
  • Meredith Dobbie
  • Michael Berkshire
  • Michael Jemtrud
  • Michael Mehaffy
  • Michelle Johnson
  • Mickey Fearn
  • Miguel Luna
  • Mike Feller
  • Mike Houck
  • Mike Wells
  • Mike Wetter
  • Mina Fallahzadegan
  • Mindy Thompson Fullilove
  • Miranda Gardiner
  • Mirna Goransky
  • Mitchell Chester
  • Mitchell Thomashow
  • Monica Luengo
  • Monika Lawrence
  • Mutizwa Mukute
  • Myla Aronson
  • Naomi Tsur
  • Nate Gabriel
  • Nathalie Baumann
  • Navin Ramankutty
  • Na Xiu
  • Nette Compton
  • Nhung Nguyen
  • Niki Frantzeskaki
  • Niki Singleton
  • Nik Luka
  • Nina-Marie Lister
  • Noboru Kawashima
  • Noel Hefele
  • Norbert Mueller
  • Novem Auyeung
  • Olga Barbosa
  • Oliver Hillel
  • Olivia Aguilar
  • Olivier Scheffer
  • Olumuyiwa Adegun
  • Osvaldo Moreno
  • Owen Gaffney
  • Pakamas Thinphanga
  • Patrice Milillo
  • Patricia Holly
  • Patrick Hurley
  • Patrick Lydon
  • Paula Segal
  • Paula Villagra
  • Paul Downton
  • Pauline Bullen
  • Paul White
  • Pedro Camarena
  • Pepe Marcos-Iga
  • Per Berg
  • Peter Werner
  • Peter Head
  • Peter Newman
  • Phil Roös
  • Philip Silva
  • Pierre-André Martin
  • Pippin Anderson
  • PK Das
  • Polly Knowlton Cockett
  • Polly Moseley
  • Rachel Holmes
  • Rachna Leveque
  • Radhika Khosla
  • Ragene Palma
  • Raul Pacheco-Vega
  • Rebecca Bratspies
  • Rebecca Salminen Witt
  • Renae Reynolds
  • Richard Friend
  • Richard Murray
  • Richard Scott
  • Robert Morris-Nunn
  • Robin Lasser
  • Robin Rothfeder
  • Rob McInnes
  • Rob Pirani
  • Rob Tinch
  • Roland Lewis
  • Romina Lopez
  • Ruishan Chen
  • Russell Galt
  • Sabina Caula
  • Sadia Butt
  • Saleh Ahmed
  • Samantha Lai
  • Sam Gochman
  • Sam Holleran
  • Sarah Bergmann
  • Sarah Bradley
  • Sarah Charlop-Powers
  • Sarah Hinners
  • Scott MacIvor
  • Scot Spencer
  • Sebastian Miguel
  • Seth Magle
  • Seth Schindler
  • Shaleen Singhal
  • Shawn Van Sluys
  • Sheila Foster
  • Shih-Tsen Nike Liu
  • Shuaib Lwasa
  • Sidd Joag
  • Simone Borelli
  • Soul Shava
  • Stephan Barthel
  • Stephanie Britton
  • Stephanie Pincetl
  • Stephanie Radok
  • Steve Brown
  • Steve Maslin
  • Steven Handel
  • Steve Whitney
  • Steward Pickett
  • Stuart Gaffin
  • Sue Parnell
  • Sumetee Gajjar
  • Susannah Drake
  • Sven Eberlein
  • Taida Garibovic
  • Tania Katzschner
  • Tania Schusler
  • Tan Puay Yok
  • Taylor Britt
  • Teddy Cruz
  • Ted Trzyna
  • Theaster Gates
  • Thomas Elmqvist
  • Tim Beatley
  • Tim Collins
  • Timon McPhearson
  • Timothy Bonebrake
  • Tina Harrison
  • Tischa Muñoz-Erickson
  • Toby Query
  • Todd Lester
  • Tom Henfrey
  • Toni Griffin
  • Toni Pujol
  • Tori Kjer
  • Traci Sooter
  • Tracy-Ann Hyman
  • Uchendu Chigbu
  • Ulrike Grau
  • Valerie Gwinner
  • Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti
  • Veronica Fabio
  • Victor Beumer
  • Victoria Derr
  • Victoria Marshall
  • Paula Villagra & Carmen Silva
  • Vin Cipolla
  • Viviana Figueroa
  • Shubhalaxmi Vaylure
  • Weston Brinkley
  • Whitney Hopkins
  • Will Allen
  • William Dunbar
  • Wolfgang Ansel
  • Pengfei XIE
  • Xuemei Bai
  • Yolanda van Heezik
  • Yu Huang
  • Yun Hye HWANG
  • Yunus Arikan
  • Yvonne Lynch
  • Zoé Hamstead
  • 2017

    March 27, 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 | 
    3 Comment(s)
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    January 24, 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 | 
    43 Comment(s)
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    2016

    November 6, 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 | 
    3 Comment(s)
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    October 11, 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 | 
    24 Comment(s)
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    September 25, 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 | 
    3 Comment(s)
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    August 14, 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,  Lincoln |  Sue Parnell,  Cape Town |  Steward Pickett,  Poughkeepsie |  Luis Sandoval,  San José, Costa Rica |  Seth Schindler,  Sheffield |  Tan Puay Yok,  Singapore | 
    28 Comment(s)
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    June 30, 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 | 
    12 Comment(s)
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    May 28, 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,  New York City |  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 | 
    11 Comment(s)
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    April 30, 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 | 
    15 Comment(s)
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    March 23, 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 | 
    24 Comment(s)
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    March 5, 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 | 
    4 Comment(s)
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    January 20, 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 | 
    16 Comment(s)
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    2015

    December 8, 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,  Singapore |  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 | 
    6 Comment(s)
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    November 5, 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,  Lincoln |  Matt Palmer,  New York City |  Bill Toomey,  Sandy Hook |  Yolanda van Heezik,  Dunedin |  Paula Villagra,  Valdivia | 
    12 Comment(s)
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    September 29, 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 | 
    2 Comment(s)
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    August 12, 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 | 
    16 Comment(s)
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    June 30, 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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    May 19, 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,  L'Aquila |  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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    April 21, 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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    March 17, 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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    January 31, 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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    January 6, 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

    December 4, 2014

    How can different ways of knowing—and of producing knowledge—be useful for understanding and managing urban ecosystems?
    Doreen Adengo,  Kampala |  Adrina Bardekjian,  Montreal and Toronto |  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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    November 2, 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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    October 5, 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,  Lincoln |  Toni Pujol,  Barcelona |  Glenn Stewart,  Christchurch |  Marten Wallberg,  Stockholm |  Na Xiu,  Uppsala & Xi’an |  Irene Guida,  Venice | 
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    September 7, 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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    July 7, 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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    June 9, 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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    May 12, 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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    April 7, 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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    March 3, 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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    February 3, 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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    January 6, 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,  Bogota |  Norbert Mueller,  Erfurt |  Kaveh Samiei,  Tehran | 
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    2013

    December 3, 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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