Reconciling economic development, investment opportunities and the value of nature and urban green infrastructure – identifying policies and incentives for livable cities Read More
The URBIS Webinar Series is a global platform for online dialogue, held the first Thursday of every month, that brings together representatives of cities and local governments and leading experts from around the world to share experiences and address specific urban challenges focusing on the sustainable use of regional biodiversity and ecosystem services to support social development in a rapidly urbanizing world.
The webinars address new developments in urban design, planning and management with a strong perspective on the practical implementation of new knowledge, tools and methods. They also explore collaborative opportunities and encourage strategizing, with regards to ways forward within the urban biodiversity realm with a special focus on cities and regions.
Each webinar lasts 75 minutes divided in two distinct parts: 45 minutes for speakers’ presentations and 30 minutes for Q&A and discussion between speakers and participants. The URBIS Dialogues are facilitated in a highly interactive and participatory manner conducive to constructive discourse and candid debate.
The Webinar Series aims to increase practitioners’ capacity and knowledge on how to better integrate urban development with the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources, within a broader quest to engender cities with greater social-ecological resilience in the context of global environmental change.
- Creating policy for sustainable city-building
- Financing green infrastructure
- How to mainstream the issues discussed during the webinar
- Interconnectivity between urban ecosystems, peri-urban and rural areas
- Strengthening participatory processes for urban planning
- Embedding climate change and resilience in urban development
- Strengthening the green economy at urban level
- Clarifying how the issues addressed can be applied to both large and small cities in the north and south, as well as for existing cities and future ones
- Emphasizing the benefits of biodiversity and ecosystems for society and the economy
- How to put nature based solutions into practice