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Some Kind of Nature… But What Will We End Up With?
Yolanda van Heezik, Dunedin

Whenever I listen to the song Some Kind of Nature by the Gorillaz & Lou Reed, it makes me think about what kind of nature...

Let go of some urban domestication: How would you convince the mayor to re-wild the city?
Juan Azcarate, Bogota Keith Bowers, Charleston Katrine Claassens, Montreal Don Dearborn, Lewiston Ian Douglas, Manchester Ana Faggi, Buenos Aires Lincoln Garland, Bath Amy Hahs, Ballarat, Australia Mark Hostetler, Gainesville Keitaro Ito, Fukutsu City Louise Lezy-Bruno, Paris Jala Makhzoumi, Beirut Juliana Montoya, Bogota Daniel Phillips, Bangalore Mohan Rao, Bangalore Kevin Sloan, Dallas-Fort Worth Kati Vierikko

Juliana Montoya and Juan Azcárate, Bogotá (To read this post in English, see here.) Asilvestrando ciudades: Una perspectiva desde la biodiversidad latinoamericana Analizando la idea...

Biophilic Benefits or Bio-baloney? (Probably) the Former
Lincoln Garland, Bath

Regular readers of TNOC will be familiar with the biophilia hypothesis, which supposes an innate emotional link between humans and the natural world that positively...

The New Urban Agenda: Is the Compact City Ecologically More Favorable than Dispersed Forms?
Ana Faggi, Buenos Aires

Some weeks ago I took part in a seminar in Recife, Brazil, where colleagues of Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Mexico met. The main queries to...

Re-naturing Cities: Theories, Strategies and Methodologies
Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira, Portsmouth Heather Rumble, Portsmouth Mark Goddard, Newcastle Fabio Angeoletto, Rondonópolis Pedro Britto, Goiânia Silvio Caputo, Portsmouth Stuart Connop, London Karla Emmanuela Ribeiro Hora, Goiânia Caroline Nash, London Braulio Romeiro, Goiânia

There is strong interest in the theme of re-naturing cities, since “naturalizing” cities can help address multiple global societal challenges and generate benefits, such as...

Getting Humans to Learn to Live in Harmony with Wildlife
Lena Chan, Singapore

Humans have been living with wildlife since time immemorial. But with the growth of cities, people have become so distant from nature and wildlife that...

A Hymn to Nature in My City
Paula Vandergert, London

Warning: What follows is entirely personal and non-scientific. This is a good thing. I live and work in a global city. Here’s my justification for...

Where Did the Rivers Go? The Hidden Waterways beneath London
David Goode, Bath

A review of The Lost Rivers of London, by Nicholas Barton and Stephen Myers, 2016. ISBN:1905286511. Historical Publications Ltd . 224 pages. Buy The Lost Rivers of London....

Past and Future? Living and Growing Food Underground
Francois Mancebo, Paris

In previous TNOC posts I wrote about two apparently different topics: urban agriculture and living underground. Let’s combine them now into a new urban object:...

World Enough: Tales from the Bottom of the Garden
Katrine Claassens, Montreal

If you took the city of Tokyo and turned it upside down and shook it you would be amazed at the animals that fall out:...

How Can Religion Help in the Pursuit of Urban Sustainability?
Chris Ives, Nottingham

Increasingly, urban nature is viewed not only as a scientific, technological or design issue, but a moral one. The recent TNOC roundtable “Ecosystems for everyone”...

The Untamed City and its Indivisible Connection with Nature
Shuaib Lwasa, Kampala

The impacts associated with city functions, economic, environmental, mobility, extend well beyond their administrative boundaries. But the contemporary and dominant frameworks and systems for managing...