• Lecture

Trust in Urban Nature  Mannahatta 1609 Manhattan 2019 -2409

  • Architecture
  • Urban planning
  • Sustainability
Sep 13, Thu 16:30-17:30
Kaupungintalo, Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

A lecture by Eric W. Sanderson, Ph.D., director of the Mannahatta project at Helsinki City Hall at 4.30 pm.

Eric is a Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the author of the best-selling book Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City (Abrams, 2009).

– Introduction to the Mannahatta Project: Why do we care about nature in New York City? What is nature in the city?  What does it mean to conserve it?

– A declaration of rights to New York City nature. A set of five overarching functional goals for the city’s nature. 25 specific, actionable targets to be achieved by 2050.

– What is the role of planners in achieving nature goals for a city? How to democratize the planning process? How to encourage people to think beyond their individual properties, at the scale of neighborhoods, watersheds, and regions? Laying the foundation for Manhattan 2409.

Come and hear the interesting thoughts of Eric Sanderson!


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