TNOC Summit Outputs

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This is a page for emerging outputs from The Nature of Cities Summit, in Paris 4-7 June. New items will appear here over the coming months, so check back periodically.

A good pace to start an exploration of TNOC Summit output is with our general Summit Report.

The Program can be seen here.

And over 1,500 photos of the event can be viewed on Flickr.

Over the next few months a variety of essays and roundtable will appear here, products of the Seed Session workshops held at the Summit. All of the Dialogues and individual plenary talks will appear here at short videos. So, check back here regularly. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see what is there so far.

As always, we are immensely grateful to our partners and sponsors. They are:

About TNOC Summit logo

We are the nature of cities, and the word “of” modifies nature to mean the “character” of cities, which we view through a green and blue lens. Our Summit logo, designed by Frida Larios, conveys a sense of a human connection among us as we steward nature and community in cities. The circles depicted in the logo are shared seeds, or ideas, both dispersed and gathered. Similar drawings of hands are common in Mayan symbology, and can mean both to “throw or scatter” and “to receive.” And in many traditions, the open hand signifies greeting, welcome, and openness.

Images from TNOC Summit.

Why are we doing walking tours in African cities? To help us see and engage with small scale urbanism and urban tinkering.
Pippin Anderson,  Cape Town Celestine Collins,  Kisumu Julie Goodness,  Stockholm Jessica Kavonic,  Cape Town Odhiambo Ken K'oyooh,  Kisumu Viveca Mellegård,  Stockholm Benard Ojwang,  Kisumu Aiuba Oliveira,  Nacala Semakula Samson,  Entebbe Ellika Hermansson Torok,  Stockholm Thandeka Tshabalala,  Cape Town

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For Urban Sustainability, What Research Do We Need Now?
Mark Hostetler,  Gainesville

For over 25 years, as an urban ecologist working in academic institutions and collaborating with city planners, developers, and the public, I have seen the sustainability needle move ever so slowly. How can we speed things up? For scientists, if they are going to help make cities more sustainable, what...

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Co-creating Inclusive Green Cities: European Examples and Global Learning Opportunities
Katharina Hölscher,  Rotterdam Alice Reil,  Freiburg

“Co-creation” has garnered much buzz as a promising enabler of greener and better cities for all. During a hands-on session (“Co-creating inclusive green cities: European examples and global learning opportunities”) at the Nature of Cities Summit in Paris (June 4-7, 2019) with co-creation experts and cities—co-organised by Connecting Nature partners...

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How is the concept of “stewardship” and “care for local environments” expressed around the world?
Nathalie Blanc,  Paris Lindsay Campbell,  New York Zorina Colasero,  Puerto Princesa City Kirk Deitschman,  Waimānalo Johan Enqvist,  Cape Town Emilio Fantin,  Milan Artur Jerzy Filip,  Warsaw Carlo Gomez,  Puerto Princesa City Cecilia Herzog,  Rio de Janeiro Michelle Johnson,  New York City Kevin Lunzalu,  Nairobi Patrick M. Lydon,  Osaka Romina Magtanong,  Puerto Princesa City Heather McMillen,  Honolulu Ranjini Murali,  Bangalore Harini Nagendra,  Bangalore Ferus Niyomwungeri,  Kigali Ragene Palma,  Manila Beatriz RuizpalaciosHuda Shaka,  Dubai Erika Svendsen,  New York Abdallah Tawfic,  Cairo Diana Wiesner,  Bogota Xin Yu,  Shenzhen

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WILD STRAY CARE: Exploring multiple ways people co-exist with urban nature
Ferne Edwards,  Barcelona Amy Hahs,  Ballarat Yun Hye HWANG,  Singapore

Human relationships with nature are highly complex and variable. Particularly now when the human connection to nature has been highly disrupted, and the sense of custodianship or stewardship has been displaced. Yet at the same time, there is a growing awareness and movement of the need to reconnect people and...

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One Minute of Dance a Day, at TNOC Summit
Nadia Vadori-Gauthier,  Paris

One of the One Minute of Dance a Day project. This dance was performed on the Sorbonne campus during the TNOC Summit, outside the main auditorium venue. Beats by 3’z. There are over 700 dances, and you can search them by Paris neighborhood, site type, nature element, and more.

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The Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework
Didier Babin,  Paris Oliver Hillel,  Montreal Elisabeth Chouraki,  Paris

The team working for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework – EU Support project implemented by Expertise France participated to the international summit The Nature of Cities (TNOC) from the 4th to the 7th of June at the University of Paris Sorbonne of which the objective is to mobilize cities, metropolitan areas...

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The spirit of Dada welcomes you to TNOC Summit: What is the nature of the city of our dreams?
Carmen Bouyer,  Paris Lindsay Campbell,  New York Marcus Collier,  Dublin Katie Coyne,  Austin Samarth Das,  Mumbai Gillian Dick,  Glasgow Thomas Elmqvist,  Stockholm Cecilia Herzog,  Rio de Janeiro Jessica Kavonic,  Cape Town Patrick M. Lydon,  Osaka Timon McPhearson,  New York Andrew Rudd,  New York City Chantal van Ham,  Brussels

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From City of Light to Ville Verte: How a Comprehensive Approach to Climate Change Adaptation is Making Paris the World’s Green Innovator
Adrian Benepe,  New York

On a recent visit to Paris after an absence of more than a dozen years, I was struck by the comprehensive and visionary approach to urban resilience and livability that is transforming Paris into the global leader in innovative urban greening. Since my childhood, I have been entranced by the...

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