UK Urban Ecology Forum

Topical posts

Below is a collection of topical blogs and posts from around the internet

Date Posted Title
February 2018 Nigel Lawson Forum Chair Richard Scott recently attended the UN’s World Urban Forum (WUF9) in Kuala Lumpur and has been able to commence the process for the UK Urban Ecology Forum to join the UN-Habitat Urban Network.
The Kuala Lumpur Declaration includes implementation of the UN Habitat III New Urban Agenda.
February 2018 Joanne Tippett Taking a RoundView of the Carbon Landscape.
February 2018 Pete Frost Sustainable regeneration at Parc Peulwys- 'Putting the park into Peulwys', the former Peulwys housing estate. Community engagement underpinned work greatly improved the social, environmental and economic conditions of a problem estate. This meant that thanks to a single intervention which addresses environmental, economic and social problems at the same time most able people stayed in the area, crime and antisocial behaviour went down, and there's now a queue to get houses on the estate, rather than to move out.
Powerpoint presentation.
November 2017 Nigel Lawson News and updates from the Green Infrastructure Partnership
November 2017 Sarah Lindley EKLIPSE is an EU-funded project that aims to develop a mechanism for supporting better informed decisions about our environment, based on the best available knowledge. This short video ;(4 minutes) explains the EKLIPSE process and you can find out more about their science-policy activities on the EKLIPSE website.
Tell them your views on how to improve the science-policy interface related to biodiversity and ecosystem services.
November 2017 Nigel Lawson The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. A book combining meticulous wordcraft with exquisite illustrations deftly restores language describing the natural world.
November 2017 Nigel Lawson Biophilic cities are cities of abundant nature in close proximity to large numbers of urbanites. Biophilic cities value residents innate connection and access to nature through abundant opportunities to be outside and to enjoy the multisensory aspects of nature by protecting and promoting nature within the city.
November 2017 Peter Shirley Field Notes From a Hidden City, an Urban Nature Diary, Esther Woolfson.
November 2017 Richard Scott The Nature of Cities. 90 urban books everyone should read (PDF, 1700KB)
November 2017 Judy Ling Wong Travel writer Jini Reddy penned Wild Times: Extraordinary Experiences Connecting with Nature in Britain after an unexpected solo trek in the jungle transformed her fear into a new-found connection with nature, especially with the offbeat outdoor adventures close to home.
September 2017 John Box ‘Valuing Urban Trees’ . “Put a price on urban trees – and halt this chainsaw massacre
August 2017 Joanne Tippett Forum Member Joanne Tippett is helping re-imagine an industrial landscape.
The Carbon Landscape is creating a step-change in the way in which we approach communities and landscapes in Wigan, Salford and Warrington. Formed by Great Manchester Wetlands Partnership - a partnership of local authorities, NGOs, environmental charities and passionate local community groups, the Carbon Landscape is a forward-thinking initiative addressing real environmental and social issues funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.
There will be a launch event for the Carbon Landscape at the iconic Lancashire Coal Mining Museum on the 28th of September 2017. Dr. Joanne Tippett of the Urban Institute will explore innovative community engagement and the Round View project, which she is leading as part of the Carbon Landscape, with this invited audience of decision makers and key stakeholders from across Wigan, Salford and Warrington.

Joining forces for a sustainable future
August 2017 Richard Scott How to Change Cities With Culture: 10 Tips Using UNESCO. by Svetlana Kondratyeva