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9am - 1pm
05 APRIL 2020
Add to Calendar Kuala Lumpur 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
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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

About The Speaker

Sofia Castelo (Lisbon, 1972) is a senior programme manager for Think City, co-leading the Resilience community of practice. She holds a degree in Landscape Architecture (Lisbon University) and postgraduate degrees in Project Management (Liverpool University) and in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies (Lisbon University). Sofia has 20 years of experience in designing and managing landscape and urban design projects in Europe, China, the USA, Australia and Malaysia. She has developed projects such as the Lisbon riverfront projects in Portugal, the One Nine Elms in London, the Green infrastructure project for Kekedala city in China, and the Jewel project in the Gold Coast, Australia. Besides landscape architecture and climate adaptation,…
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Dr. Kalithasan Kailasam attained his PhD from National University of Malaysia in 2001 and joined Global Environment Centre in 2002. He is currently the Manager of the River Care Programme where he coordinates GEC’s work on lake and river management, pollution control and environmental education programme. Dr. Kalithasan has over 20 years of working experience in river ecosystem management, particularly on stakeholder engagement and environmental education. He is pioneer on Civic Science and Community Participation in River Management in Malaysia. He has developed a number of key projects related to river basin, water and solid waste management, and has vast experience in river basin management, river auditing exercise and community…
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I’m Dr. Cyren Wong and I am an ecologist and ethnozoologist. Although my early academic background was in writing and literature, my passion for Nature and the protection of ecologically vulnerable species; as well as my support for indigenous rights prompted me to eventually pursue a PhD in the field of ecological anthropology instead. For the most part of my academic career, the main area of my research involved collaboration with indigenous communities towards the achievement of community-based biodiversity conservation practices. On my part, this involved the documentation of local interactions with native flora and fauna, as well as localized approaches to wildlife-conflict mitigation and natural resource management. By understanding…
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PAM Centre, 99L, Jalan Tandok

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