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  • September, 2020

    30 September 2020

    What’s Next? Learning From Nature During Lockdown
    Elmaz Abinader, Oakland Jane Ingram Allen, Santa Rosa Carmen Bouyer, Paris Anne Brochot, Voulx Joyce Garvey, Dublin Leslie Gauthier, New York Frances Mezzetti, Dublin Munira Naqui, Portland

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    30 September 2020

    Urban Gardening As a Response to Food Supply Issues in Dense Urban Areas During the COVID-19 Crisis
    Constanza Cerda, Stuttgart

    En español. In December 2019, the city of Wuhan, China, reported the first case of Coronavirus. Since then, the virus has spread rapidly, reaching more than 31,300,000 cases worldwide (as of September 2020, according to John Hopkins University). Globally and regionally, a series of measures have been taken to slow...

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    28 September 2020

    Stories of the Nature of Cities 1/2 Hour – Biodiversity
    David Maddox, New York

    This episode’s theme: Biodiversity. The read stories are Claire Stanford’s “Neither Above Nor Below” and Elizabeth Twist’s “May Apple”. The Stories are ready by actors Howard Overshawn and Dori Legg. Authors Claire and Elizabeth are then joined for conversation by ICLEI’s Paul Currier from Cape Town. “Neither Above Nor Below”Hasan...

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    24 September 2020

    Socially Distant Summer: Stewarding Nature and Community to Meet Basic Needs during a Pandemic
    Lindsay Campbell, New York Michelle Johnson, New York City Laura Landau, New York Sophie Plitt, New York Erika Svendsen, New York

    SUMMER We started to settle into our “new normal”, with the pace of our journal entries significantly slowing down. Social distancing didn’t feel as novel any more, we weren’t noticing the shifts and changes as much. Or perhaps we were worn down with mental fatigue and journaling didn’t feel therapeutic,...

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    11 September 2020

    A Walk Along the Bièvre River
    Carmen Bouyer, Paris

    Since 1912 in Paris, the river Bièvre, once the city’s second-largest river, has disappeared from our landscape. It used to cross the whole left bank from south to north, flowing through the 13th and 5th arrondissements before reaching the Seine between “Le Jardin des Plantes”, our historical botanical garden, and...

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    3 September 2020

    Nature in Cities in a Post-Covid-19 World: Don’t Blame Urban Density in a Pandemic
    Will Allen, Chapel Hill

    As a city and regional planner by training, I have been alarmed at the tendency to blame urban density (defined as people per square mile) as a primary culprit for New York City’s relatively severe initial COVID-19 outbreak. An epidemiologist from Stanford, a professor of infectious diseases at the University...

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    August, 2020

    24 August 2020

    Family Tree
    Andreas Weber, Berlin

    Linden In early summer, after the crest of the first wave of the pandemics had broken and kids resumed to go to school and street cafés had opened again, I spent days alone writing on the balcony of a flat in a somewhat sketchy Berlin neighbourhood. Down in the street,...

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    24 August 2020

    To Live in Companionship with Trees, Plants, Rivers, and Mountains
    Martine Murray, Melbourne

    We are gardening. Feeding our trees. We decide to cut the deadwood off the Fejoa tree. Afterwards it’s considerably squat and oddly shaped, but we agree it looks better. Or it feels better. Or it seems to us that it, the tree, feels better. It has just been liberated of...

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    18 August 2020

    Gifting a White Elephant, In the Form of Green Infrastructure
    Amanda Phillips de Lucas, Baltimore

    White Elephant: 2. figurative. A burdensome or costly objective, enterprise, or possession, esp. one that appears magnificent; a financial liability. With reference to the story that the kings of Siam (now Thailand) would make a present of a white elephant to courtiers who had displeased them, in order to ruin the...

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    12 August 2020

    The Value of Green Urban Assets and the True Costs of Development
    Martin Westerman, Seattle

    The building boom that’s driving up real estate prices and jamming Seattle with housing and high-rises is also squeezing out and devaluing the city’s green and open spaces. That “progress” presents paradoxes: “Hard assets” provide value temporarily, as they are amortized over their “useful lives”; green, or “soft,” assets are...

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    July, 2020

    29 July 2020

    The Shape of Water, the Sight of Air, and Our Emergence from Covid
    Lucie Lederhendler, Montreal

    “Absences should not cause us to look elsewhere, but to look closer.” i I have been working on a mind map of emptiness, inspired by an old Wiccan meditation practice of gazing into a bowl of water and trying to see the middle of the water.ii In the middle of a...

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    24 July 2020

    The Place of Nature in Cities: Taking Inspiration from Singapore
    Perrine Hamel, Singapore

    What is the place of nature in cities? As the COVID-19 pandemic challenged societal norms, this question took a new turn for professionals and the public alike. Having recently moved to Singapore I’m sharing here a few thoughts as I’m learning how the city-state designs our relationship with nature. Singapore...

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    20 July 2020

    Crisis Reveals the Fault Lines of Gender in Environmentalism—How Do We Value Everyday Environments?
    Nathalie Blanc, Paris Sandra Laugier, Paris Pascale Molinier, Paris Anne Querrien, Paris

    These are times of crisis. One might even think that the COVID-19 crisis looks like a an alternative expression of crises that are already building, especially ecological ones. Harald Welzer in The Climate Wars shows that the feeling of crisis as well as fear is born in the face of...

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    14 July 2020

    Getting to Know You: The Under-Appreciated Art (Science) of Slow Research and Arts-Led Community Engagement
    Paula Vandergert, London Susie Miller Oduniyi, London

    Know the feeling when every project seems to require a huge amount of work in a short amount of time, for very little reward?? This seems to be the way of the world, whether you’re a practitioner, a researcher, or a community activist (or all three). I was prompted to...

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    7 July 2020

    My Past, Present, and Future: A Review of Ecological Mediations
    Malerie Lovejoy, Oxford

    The sciences meet the arts in the poetic renderings of Dr. Karan Aggarwala’s 2010 collection, Ecological Mediations(Xlibris). An optometrist by training, Dr. Aggarwala’s poetic view of the world reflects years of science met with a holistic ecological view of the mechanisms of our world. His inspiration draws clearly from personal...

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    4 July 2020

    How is COVID-19 affecting caring for and researching urban ecology?
    Christina Breed, Pretoria Mark Champion, Wigan Joy Clancy, Twente Ian Douglas, Manchester Pete Frost, Cardiff Lincoln Garland, Bath David Haley, Ulverston Jane Houghton, York Yun Hye HWANG, Singapore Christian Isendahl, Gothenburg Philip James, Salford Sarah Lindley, Manchester Patrick M. Lydon, Osaka Nancy McIntyre, Lubbock Camilo Ordóñez, Melbourne Stephan Pauleit, Munich Joe Ravetz, Manchester Graham Rook, London Richard Salisbury, Manchester Alan Scott, London Richard Scott, Liverpool Monica Smith, Los Angeles Marcelo Lopes de Souza, Rio de Janeiro Miriam Stark, Honolulu Katalin Szlavecz, Baltimore Joanne Tippett, Manchester Piotr Tryjanowski, Poznan Tim Webb, London Mike Wells, Bath Phil Wheater, Manchester

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    30 June 2020

    Four Recommendations for Greener, Healthier Cities in the Post-Pandemic
    Takemi Sugiyama, Melbourne Nyssa Hadgraft, Melbourne Manoj Chandrabose, Melbourne Jonathan Kingsley, Melbourne Niki Frantzeskaki, Melbourne Neville Owen, Melbourne

    The extensive societal changes brought about by COVID-19 restrictions have given pause for thought on how we can create healthier and more equitable cities as we transition to a new normal. Public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have meant that opportunities to go out and interact with...

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    24 June 2020

    The View from Our Windows: Our Social Ecologies of Sheltering in Place
    Lindsay Campbell, New York Erika Svendsen, New York Laura Landau, New York Michelle Johnson, New York City

    How do you conduct social science research about people’s relationship to place and the environment during shelter-in-place? Many are turning to big data—scraping social media, tracking cell phone use and movements, and these aggregated, digital data streams are providing key insights about mobility, vulnerability, and spatial patterns of the virus...

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    22 June 2020

    Depuis Ma Fenêtre / From My Window
    Maxime Zucca, Paris

    Read this in English.J’ai fait les chroniques confinées quotidiennes pendant la quarantaine parisienne, et voici quelques observations récentes de notre maison à Pantin, dans la banlieue nord-est de Paris. Les Mésanges charbonnières qui ont élu domicile dans le trou du mur de mes voisins ont quitté leur nid ce matin. Des six jeunes, un a fini...

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    15 June 2020

    Treading the Thin Line Between Individual Freedom and Social Change—Experiences and Lessons to Address the Global Pandemic
    Franz Gatzweiler, Xiamen Manasi Kumar, Nairobi

    This essay is a conversation between an economist and a psychologist who live and work in China and Kenya and who exchange observations and are despairing about the impact of COVID-19 on their individual and social lives. Both come to a common point in terms of how much of this...

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