Chris Baines

The Value of Urban Nature and Natural Capital

Part of Nature-Rich Cities

Festival of the Future City/
Wed 18 November 2015

The Value of Urban Nature and Natural Capital

Part of Nature-Rich Cities

Chris Baines
Wed 18 November 2015,

Do we really need nature in our cities? What are the risks of a nature-poor city? Author and broadcaster Chris Baines sets the scene. Speakers Melissa Harrison (novelist and writer of the Times Nature Notebook), Stephanie Hime (KPMG’s natural capital specialist), Tony Juniper (campaigner and author of What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?) and Claire Wansbury (Atkins Global UK Ecology Leadership team) debate the risks of a nature-poor city and the value nature brings to urban areas. Chaired by Bevis Watts, Avon Wildlife Trust.

Part of Festival of the Future City: Nature-Rich Cities

One of the great benefits of the current renewal of cities is the potential to make them nature-rich. This strand of the festival, organised in association with Avon Wildlife Trust, will explore how to integrate nature in urban living, design and planning, and debate the challenges of making our urban landscapes wildlife-friendly, both to protect existing wildlife and to attract more. 

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