Senior Scientist, Applied Ecologist San Francisco Estuary Institute Richmond, California
Urbanism and ecology are typically considered as separate, often competing, interests. What if they weren’t? Sharing projects from both coasts, the panelists will demonstrate a model of urban design that leads with nature as a primary principle of placemaking.
Learn how to utilize urban biodiversity science as a foundation of the design and planning process.
Clearly define the term “ecological urbanism.”
Understand the power of systems thinking when approaching design and planning across local and regional scales.
Discover example projects that connect people to nature, transform place, and provide for a mix of uses including housing and community amenities.