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The Concrete Jungle: Nature in an Urban Ecosystem
    Friday March 9, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm @ Hilton Garden Inn (Sabine) (500 North IH 35 Austin,, Texas, USA )
    For the first time in history, the majority of people worldwide are living in cities. What does this mean for ecosystems across the planet and how does this change the way we experience the natural world? According to E.O. Wilson's biophilia hypothesis, humans have an instinctive bond with other living things, but as rapid urbanization continues, the nature near us disappears. How can we develop new ways to reconnect with nature and what roles do technology and digital media play in this effort? With backgrounds in the hard sciences, technology development and environmental activism, the panelists will share their experiences tackling these issues on the front lines of New York City. From the building of a popular city-wide festival for celebrating biodiversity to the launching of an award-winning mobile platform for citizen science, this panel will be of interest to urbanophiles, technologists, strategists, policy makers, and anyone else concerned about nature deficit disorder.

    Speakers
    Founder & Exec Dir | NYC Wildflower Week | Marielle Anzelone…

    Co-founder & Chief Leaf | Networked Organisms | Yasser Ansar…


    Type Interactive, Dual
    Hashtag #sxsw #UrbanEco
    Theme New Business
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP11236
 

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