Can Natural Solutions Make Your City Healthier and More Resilient?

Time: 8:00 am - 8:45 am

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Theatre: Convention Center, Room 301

21-11-2019 08:00 21-11-2019 08:45 America/Chicago Can Natural Solutions Make Your City Healthier and More Resilient?

Presented by The Nature Conservancy Gift Card Drawing and Breakfast at Session The unprecedented growth of our cities in the coming decades will place undue stress on the natural resources that sustain our way of life. With the federal government taking a backseat on climate, cities are turning to nature to serve up simple and… Read more »

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Presented by The Nature Conservancy
Gift Card Drawing and Breakfast at Session

The unprecedented growth of our cities in the coming decades will place undue stress on the natural resources that sustain our way of life. With the federal government taking a backseat on climate, cities are turning to nature to serve up simple and cost-effective solutions that improve urban resilience, benefit public health and enrich both the economy and society. This Solution Session will explore dynamic examples of natural solutions at varying scales. We’ll hear about how San Antonio voters have passed nearly $1 billion in bond money to preserve land that protects their drinking water, how cities around the world can implement green infrastructure to add natural ecosystem functions back into our built environment, and the roles technology, policy and a fair amount of creativity can play in making our urban environments and natural resources more resilient to future climate extremes, while increasing equity for those who call out cities home. 

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