Urban Nature: Why do we want it?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

Our panelists will discuss the meaning of the word “nature” and whether artificially designed nature in urban areas is the same as “nature” found in less populated areas. Can we look to cities for nature or must there be the duality of a nature untouched by man, apart from civilization, and the city, an industrial commercial center completely devoid of nature?


Brian Dunbar, Institute for the Built Environment

Bruno Sobral, One Health Initiative

Kelly Curl, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

The discussion will be moderated by Gene Kelly, Associate Director for Research and Development at SoGES, Deputy Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean of Extension.

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