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Positive Visions for Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Cities
Marta Berbés-Blázquez, Tempe David Iwaniec, Atlanta Nancy Grimm, Phoenix Timon McPhearson, New York

It is beginning to feel like the anticipated future under climate change is even closer than we once thought. After a particularly harsh hurricane season...

A Bengaluru that Endures in Essence, Yet Constantly Transforms
Pippin Anderson, Cape Town

A review of Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future, by Harini Nagendra. 2016. 214 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0199465927 / ISBN-10: 0199465924. Oxford...

Trees are Breath
Andreas Weber, Berlin

In the last days, with the air finally above the freezing point, and the grey silhouettes of the barren twigs dripping with fine silvery moisture...

A Sense of Wonder: The Missing Ingredient to a Long-Term Value for Nature?
Bronwyn Cumbo, Sydney Marthe Derkzen, Amsterdam

“For the child….it is not half as important to know as to feel. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then...

Westward Wandering and Wondering
Jennifer Baljko, Barcelona

Thinking of home turf as we start a new phase of the Bangkok-Barcelona journey My mind always wanders forward. Even as my footsteps ground me...

Cities of Difference, Part II: Shifting Identities, Diverse Communities and Urban Nature
Julian Agyeman, Medford Laura Shillington, Managua & Montreal

This article was adapted from an article by Julian Agyeman [i]. Cities of difference are places where we are “in the presence of otherness”, as...

What’s Under the Car Hood? Looks Like Good News for Stormwater Pollution
Emily Wier, New York

The literature has established that electric vehicles are better for the environment—they produce less pollution than a conventional gas vehicle, regardless of the electricity mix...

The Sheffield Street Tree Massacre: Notes from a Public-Private Partnership Gone Wrong
Christine Thuring, Sheffield

Often described as Europe’s greenest city, Sheffield is reputed to have more trees per capita than any other, with over 100,000 trees spread across parks...

Protecting More with Less: More Nature in Cities with the Science of Strategic Conservation
Will Allen, Chapel Hill

Not long ago, cities and nature were usually seen as two separate things. Thankfully nature and cities are now being acknowledged as inextricably linked, and...

Socioecological Science is Failing Cities. The Humanities Can Help
Diane Pataki, Salt Lake City

“Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part...

In the Built Environment of Cities, Urban Ecology and Technology Must Walk Together
Camilo Ordóñez, Toronto James Steenberg, Toronto Amber Grant, Toronto

A recent discussion at The Nature of Cities talked about the most important things to know for an urban ecologist. For many, this was that humans...

Photo Essay: Finding Refuge in City Parks
Jennifer Baljko, Barcelona

We walked many treeless roads from Bangkok, Thailand to Samsun, Turkey. On our weekly rest days, when we rambled into cities and found a hotel...