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Tuesday, December 01, 2009
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Ecological landscaping and resilient cities conference

Ecological landscaping conference, "Enhancing Self-Reliance and Resilience of Cities," organized by the Center for Urban Environment and Economic Development, The Ohio State University, OARDC.

Conference website.

This conference will explore and foster a new paradigm in city design and transformation in which services provided by natural ecosystems are preserved, rural and urban ecosystems are integrated, and food, energy and other resources are produced, consumed, and recycled within the city and contiguous metropolitan region. Such a paradigm shift will enhance city and regional resilience, minimize ecological footprint of growing human population, and improve local and global stability and economic sustainability. The conference will focus on the science, education, and technology innovations and needs for an ecological transformation that will constructively address the intertwined challenges presented by climate change, rising energy costs, food insecurity, water shortages, emerging health threats, environmental degradation, and urban sprawl.

The conference will bring together scientists, students, landscape architects, city managers, non-profit organizations, business owners, urban farmers and landscapers, community leaders, and policy makers and will provide a venue for sharing, discussing and synthesizing information to facilitate the development of new technologies, management practices, and policies needed to plan, design, and build more self-reliant communities.

Ecological landscaping conference, "Enhancing Self-Reliance and Resilience of Cities," organized by the Center for Urban Environment and Economic Development, The Ohio State University, OARDC. Conference website. This conference will explore and foster a new paradigm in city design and transformation in which services provided by natural ecosystems are preserved, rural and urban ecosystems are integrated, and food, energy and other resources are produced, consumed, and recycled within the city and contiguous metropolitan region. Such a paradigm shift will enhance city and regional resilience, minimize ecological footprint of growing human population, and improve local and global stability and economic sustainability. The conference will focus on the science, education, and technology innovations and needs for an ecological transformation that will constructively address the intertwined challenges presented by climate change, rising energy costs, food insecurity, water shortages, emerging health threats, environmental degradation, and urban sprawl. The conference will bring together scientists, students, landscape architects, city managers, non-profit organizations, business owners, urban farmers and landscapers, community leaders, and policy makers and will provide a venue for sharing, discussing and synthesizing information to facilitate the development of new technologies, management practices, and policies needed to plan, design, and build more self-reliant communities.

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