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TNOC Summit Dialogue: How can professors help mobilize knowledge?
Thomas Elmqvist, Stockholm Nina-Marie Lister, Toronto David Maddox, New York City Francois Mancebo, Paris

Nature in Korea’s Capital: The Magic Stops at the Car Bridge
Patrick M. Lydon, Osaka

A review of Min Joung-Ki, an exhibition of large-scale urban nature paintings at Kukje Gallery in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 1982, Kukeje gallery is...

The Green Cloud, A Rooftop Story from Shenzhen: A “Living” Sponge Space Inside an Urban Village
Vivin Qiang, Shenzhen Xin Yu, Shenzhen

用中文阅读 Shenzhen, a coastal city located in Southern China, exemplifies the idea of rapid urbanization. In just 40 years, Shenzhen has transformed from a fishing village...

What the Garden Belongs To: Sensorial Listening in Urban Space
Jake Nussbaum, Philadelphia

On Emily Street between 7th and 8th in Philadelphia lies the Growing Home community gardens—two discrete plots of land separated by an assortment of old...

Design with Nature is not about Financial Return—It is a Recognition that Humans Rely on Nature.
Stephanie Pincetl, Los Angeles

There is no doubt that cities, especially since the industrial revolution, have by and large been built overriding local ecologies, obliterating topography, soils, streams, altering...

Renewable Rikers as a Blueprint for a Sustainable City
Rebecca Bratspies, New York City

On 29 January 2019, New York City Council held a hearing on a trio of bills collectively known as “Renewable Rikers”. Rikers is currently home...

Common Trends and Conundrums in Nature-Based Solutions: Greening at the Intersection of Urban Densification and Urban Sprawl
Filka Sekulova, Barcelona Isabelle Michele Sophie Anguelovski, Barcelona Francesc Baro, Barcelona Bernadett Kiss, Lund

Traditional chinampa cultivation as a way to restore water-stressed ecosystem services in Mexico City’s artificial wetland areas conquered from the sea in Tianjin Harbour …...

Toronto Harbour Cleanup: The Cornerstone of Waterfront Revitalization
John Hartig, Windsor

As Toronto grew into Canada’s largest city and a world leader in business, finance, technology, entertainment, and culture, there were unintended consequences such as water...