Nature-based Solutions for Healthier and more Resilient Cities w/ Cecil Konijnenijk

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 ~ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Webinar Description:

In this webinar Cecil will introduce the concept of nature-based solutions and show how it has become widely used globally for promoting greener, healthier, and more resilient cities. Using a series of international examples, he will show how urban forestry and arboriculture can capitalize on this development as a key delivery mechanisms of nature-based solutions through trees. Specific focus will be on aspects of climate change adaptation, public health promotion, and the emergence of entrepreneurial approaches. The webinar will also highlight how arborists and urban foresters can better positional themselves as key contributors to better cities. A photo is attached.

Presenter Biography:

Cecil has over 25 years of experience studying, teaching, and advising on aspects of urban forestry and nature-based solutions. He is widely considered as one of the world’s leading urban forestry experts, and his work has been featured by leading media outlets such as CNBC and in international documentary films. A Dutch national, he has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and North America. Since 2016 he has been a professor of urban forestry at the University of British Columbia. Cecil helped found the leading academic journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, and edited seminal textbooks such as The Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry. He is currently Editor-in-chief of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, the scientific journal of the International Society of Arboriculture. Cecil is passionate about using trees and nature to develop better cities, and always stresses the importance of building meaningful relationships between people and places. He has advised international organizations such as FAO and the European Commission, as well as national and local governments in more than 30 countries, and was an invited panelist at the 8th Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe in April 2021. Cecil currently lives in Barcelona from where he co-leads the Nature Based Solutions Institute, a think tank that supports evidence based city greening and urban forestry across the world.


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