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Our 1-day Summit on Connecting to Nature in an Urban World, April 19, features a morning plenary and roundtable sessions followed by interactive workshops and walkshops in the afternoon. Building on the Summit is our Conference, April 20-21, featuring keynotes speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.

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Wednesday, April 19 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Designing Nature into the City LIMITED
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Roundtable sessions focus on strategies for nature connection in urban areas for children, families and communities.

How can we integrate nature into our urban spaces and plan for all children to have access to nature? This roundtable session will explore ways that children in cities can be immersed in nature in their everyday lives. 

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Guillermo (Gil) Penalosa

Founder, 8- 80 Cities
Gil Penalosa is passionate about cities for all people. Gil advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone regardless of age, gender and social, economic, or ethnic background. His focus is on the design and use of parks and streets as great public places, as well as sustainable mobility: walking, riding bicycles, using public transit, and the new use of cars. Gil is the founder and chair of the board of the internationally-recognized nonprofit organization 8 80 Cities, based in Canada. The organization was created centred on a simple but powerful philosophy: if you create a great city for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old, you will create a successful city for all people. Gil also runs his own international consulting firm - Gil Penalosa... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Cypress (2nd Floor)