Leading academic publisher Routledge has just released a new book titled Urban Biodiversity: From Research to Practice, which includes two chapters written by the CAUL Hub’s Kate Lee and Dave Kendal, and Caragh Threlfall. The book provides an overview of the science vital for current and future practitioners in charge of urban biodiversity management, its conservation and integration into urban planning.
In March, Urban researchers and practitioners from around the globe headed to Edmonton in Alberta, Canada for the inaugural IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science conference and, of course, the CAUL Hub was there! Researchers Jago Dodson and Dave Kendal donned their thermals to discuss how scientific research can inform urban policy, and identify key gaps to create a global agenda for cities and climate change.
We are partner for this year’s 202020 Vision National Tour – a program of events that aim to inspire, empower and create connections to transform our urban landscapes from grey to green. The first event of the tour was in Melbourne on Monday 26 Feb and featured a talk from the CAUL Hub’s Deputy Leader Associate Professor Joe Hurley. The next Green Light Tour event will be held in Adelaide on Tues 27 March.
You probably share your neighbourhood with some of Australia’s most threatened species - want to know which ones? The threatened species in our urban jungle is an article written by the CAUL Hub Project Co-Leader Dr Kylie Soanes. It identifies 10 of Australia’s unique and threatened urban plants and animals.
On Saturday 3 Feb, the CAUL Hub co-hosted public talk Indigenous Knowledge and Nature in our Cities. Over 200 people attended the event which was an honest, compelling and practical discussion about traditional methods as a pathway to improving the liveability and conservation value of urban landscapes.