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Speakers

Richard Weller

Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

Frederick Steiner

Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

Eugenie Birch

Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

David Gouverneur

Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

Kangning Huang

Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Dr. Rob McDonald

The Nature Conservancy

Andrew Rudd

UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme)

Russell Galt

IUCN Urban Alliance

Dr. Ernita Flynn

ICLEI Africa Secretariat

Erin Beller

Google

Robert Lane

Regional Plan Association

Nina-Marie Lister

Ryerson University

Dr. Kongjian Yu

Peking University

Dirk Sijmons

H+N+S Landscape Architects

Dr. Richard Forman

Harvard University

Zuzanna Drozdz

Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

City Representatives

Dushko Bogunovich

Auckland University, School of Architecture and Planning

Dennis Scott

D J Scott Associates

Juan Camilo González

Alcaldía de Bogotá (Bogotá City Hall)

Natalia Acero

Conservation International Colombia

Diego Bermúdez Obregón

Bermúdez Arquitectos

Liliana Giraldo

Colombian National Planning Department

Rou Wen

Fei Gao

Chengdu Institute Of Planning & Design

Kyle Shelton

Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University

Jaime González

The Nature Conservancy in Texas

Muhammad Daud

Jakarta Provincial Government - Governor's Delivery Unit

Dr. Hendricus Andy Simarmata

University of Indonesia

Dr. Koura Hisako

Kobe Design University

Hiromune Mitsuhashi

University of Hyogo

Dr. Sophie Parker

The Nature Conservancy

Kat Superfisky

Grown in LA

Dr. Mas Dojiri

LA Sanitation

Pedro Camarena

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Dr. Silke Cram Heydrich

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Hussain N Indorewala

Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture (KRVIA)

Dr. Geetanjoy Sahu

Centre for Science, Technology & Society, School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Dr. Julian Bolleter

Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) at the University of Western Australia

Dr. Joe Fontaine

Murdoch University

Roberto Rüsche

São Paulo Estate Metropolitan Planning Office - Emplasa

Rodrigo Antonio Braga Moraes Victor

São Paulo State Environment Department

Roderick Simpson

University of Sydney

Dr. Dieter Hochuli

Associate Professor University of Sydney

Liav Shalem

Tel Aviv Municipality

Shlomit Zonenstein

Tel Aviv Municipality

Dr. Galia Hanoch-Roe

SPNI

Background Reading

A white paper summarizing how the major cities in the world’s most biodiverse regions are currently planning for biodiversity is being prepared specifically for this symposium and will be issued to all delegates in 2019.

Other recommended reading is the recent report ‘Nature in the Urban Century: A Global Assessment of Important Areas for Safeguarding Biodiversity and Human Well-being’ by Robert I. McDonald, M’Lisa Colbert, Maike Hamann, Rohan Simkin and Brenna Walsh.

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