UEL director Timon McPhearson participated in the the NYC Nature Goals 2050 workshop, including contributing to a Declaration of Rights to New York City Nature. The aim of NYC Nature Goals 2050 is to start a discussion about the future of nature in New York City at a time of momentous change by addressing issues of biodiversity and habitat, water and air quality, coastal resilience, connectivity, and inspiration. For the full set of goals and declaration, view the report.
Urban Ecology Lab PhD student Katinka Wijsman published a co-authored chapter in the edited volume "Cities of Farmers, Urban Agricultural Practices and Processes", with the University of Iowa Press. The volume showcases the work of farmers, activists, urban planners and city officials in the United States and Canada who are advancing sustainable urban food production. More information can be found here.
Katinka Wijsman is a PhD student at the New School for Social Research, where she studies global environmental politics, environmental justice and political ecology. Bart Orr is a PhD student in Public and Urban Policy at the New School. He is interested in the relationship between climate change adaptation and resilience policies and socioeconomic inequality. Khila Dahal, a postdoc, is a GIS scientist by educational training and background. He earned his PhD in Geography from Texas State University in 2014.
Lab Director Timon McPhearson, postdoc Yaella Depietri, and PhD student Bart Orr will be attending Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, October 17 -20 in Quito, Ecuador. The schedule of events lab members will be participating in is below. All events will take place in the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Benjamín Carrión. You can also view the full calendar of Habitat X Change events.