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Science Conversation: Urban Resilience - Why Ecology Matters

Hosted by Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

7:00 PM

Heat waves, floods and air quality alerts – cities like New York are already suffering from the impacts of climate change. What does the future hold? And how can ecology improve urban resilience and the lives of city residents?

Discover nature-based solutions in a conversation with Cary Institute’s Dr. Steward Pickett, a founder of the field of urban ecology, and Dr. Timon McPhearson, Director of the Urban Systems Lab at The New School and a Cary Research Fellow.

Cities are home to most of the world’s population. Yet they are grappling with environmental stresses that threaten health and infrastructure. Explore cities as ecosystems, learn why ecology is vital to sustainability, and discuss the latest thinking on melding biology with urban planning and design.

What will New York City look like in 2050? This depends, in large part, on how we respond to the challenges before us today. Join the conversation.