9am - 1pm
05 APRIL 2020
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50th Earth Day Town Hall – Rewilding Our Cities
The rise around the globe to bring wilderness back into the cities has clear links to individual and community wellbeing - studies have highlighted how people can cope better with major life issues, reduced their mental fatigues as well as improving attention capacity by simply viewing, being or interacting with nature.
Successful rewilding also restores the dynamic eco diversity within our surroundings and challenges the preconceived ideas of urban landscape which are often predictable and heavily maintained.
Rewilding cities also entails rewilding our human spirit with a change of our mindsets and behaviours, to be more sensitive, tolerant and accommodating towards the living creatures around us.
Are we ready for native animals wondering in our urban landscape? How wild can urban landscape become under attentive human care? When is the right time to step back? Or to step in - are there unintended consequences that may outweigh the benefits?
This town hall has gathered our proponents for urban climate, urban waterways and urban biodiversity to deliberate these thoughts and more with you.
Remember to collect your free trees for registered participants from the Rewilding Roadshow by Free Tree Society
Dewan President, PAM Centre