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2019 Natural Capital Symposium

Urban Ecosystem Services

March 20, 2019 - 6:00 am to 7:30 am

Abstract: Cities are spearheading an important effort towards global sustainability, establishing themselves as key actors in the fields of biodiversity protection and climate action. Nature-based solutions including urban parks, street trees, raingardens or green roofs are now part of many urban development strategies, given their large potential to address urban challenges: they mitigate flood risk, urban heat, noise pollution, while contributing to people’s mental or physical health. This session will provide examples of the implementation of these solutions in cities around the world focusing on: the myths and realities of the role of nature-based solutions, implementation challenges, and research frontiers in the field of urban ecosystem services.

Moderator: Perrine Hamel, Natural Capital Project, Stanford University 

Featured speakers include:

  • Pascal Mittermaier, The Nature Conservancy 
  • Stuart Allen, Stuart Allen Art Services
  • Maike Hamann, Natural Capital Project, University of Minnesota
  • Dhaval Negandhi, The Nature Conservancy
  • Tong Wu, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Session Track: 
Pathways to Impact