Yale symposium to examine urban ecosystem services

The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies will host a day-long symposium on Friday, Jan. 24 to assess the major questions and merits of urban ecosystem services across global, regional, city, and community scales.

The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies will host a day-long symposium on Friday, Jan. 24 to assess the major questions and merits of urban ecosystem services across global, regional, city, and community scales.

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“The ecosystem services approach has traditionally focused on rural landscapes; however, in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and with on-going issues like urban water quality and climate change, researchers and urban planners are increasingly turning to the ecosystem services approach to understand and manage the natural resources of urban landscapes,” say the event organizers.

“The Urban Ecosystem Services Symposium: New Tools To Guide Ecosystem Management in an Urbanizing World” will explore the application and utility of urban ecosystem services scholarship by bringing together academics on the cutting edge of this science and city managers using the approach for urban planning. Session panels include “Urban Micro-Climate”; “Green Infrastructure and Stormwater”; “Coastal Protection, Sea Level Rise, & Hurricanes”; and “The Use and Stewardship of Multifunctional Landscapes.”

The event is co-sponsored by Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies’ Hixon Center for Urban Ecology, Yale Office of Sustainability, New York City Urban Field Station, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.

The conference schedule is available online.

The symposium is free, but register in advance. It will take place at Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St., Friday, Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

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