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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.

Please note: Schedules are now locked from being changed. If you would like to make changes to your schedule, please come see us at the registration desk. See you in Vancouver!
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Nilda Cosco

Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design NCSU
Director of Programs
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Nilda Cosco, PhD, Research Associate Professor and Director of Programs, Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University. Dr. Cosco holds a degree in Educational Psychology, Universidad del Salvador, Argentina and a Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture, Heriot-Watt University / Edinburgh University, Scotland. In 2000, she cofounded the Natural Learning Initiative with Professor Robin Moore. She developed the statewide Preventing Obesity by Design (POD) project that she has co-directed since 2007. Cosco’s research focuses on the impact of the physical environment on children’s play, learning, health, and well-being. Findings are used to support evidence-based design assistance, training, and dissemination of information.