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  • One of the most important outcomes of the Rio+20 meetings will be a new way to envision cities—as contributors / assets/ part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Conference is ripe with innovative practices for producing ecosystem services, enhancing biodiversity, and connecting people to nature in cities. These innovations provide exciting opportunities for Role of scientists---My position at Cornell is 70% extension/outreach so I have written in my job to do this work. Originally started doing community engagement work bec part of my job---trace history of how what started as outreach has become part of academic, graduate mentoring, and undergraduate program, and attempts to influence policy/widespread change---in this way I hope to address goals of this invited session vis a vis exploring ideas re how the academic community can engage with local communities Three reasons---one sustainable, more rewarding, will be rewarded, our role as scholars—IMPORTANT TO THINK RE OUR ROLE Unusual positon. For others, what incentive? How can be tied in with academic program---research and teaching. Already people doing this with ULTRA-Ex---NYTimes Cleveland ULTRA article Assets—look at community assets—and provide platforms for leveraging them??
  • Through contributing to ecosystem services and biodiversity
  • Through contributing to ecosystem services and biodiversity
  • learning from and respecting elders
  • Not just practice—how does it fit in with conceptual frameworks
  • Not just practice—how does it fit in with conceptual frameworks
  • Through transforming communities and ecosystems
  • Learning that can make a difference –for example making skateboards and encouragning skateboarding as alterative transportation in ciites Role of scientists---My position at Cornell is 70% extension/outreach so I have written in my job to do this work. Originally started doing community engagement work bec part of my job---trace history of how what started as outreach has become part of academic, graduate mentoring, and undergraduate program, and attempts to influence policy/widespread change---in this way I hope to address goals of this invited session vis a vis exploring ideas re how the academic community can engage with local communities Three reasons---one sustainable, more rewarding, will be rewarded, our role as scholars—IMPORTANT TO THINK RE OUR ROLE Unusual positon. For others, what incentive? How can be tied in with academic program---research and teaching. Already people doing this with ULTRA-Ex---NYTimes Cleveland ULTRA article Assets—look at community assets—and provide platforms for leveraging them??
  • Through transforming communities and ecosystems

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  • 1. Cities Biodiversity OutlookUrban landscapes as learning arenas Marianne Krasny & Cecilia Lundholm Photo: A Kudryavtsev
  • 2. Urban landscapes as learning arenas Photo: http://www.freep.com/article/
  • 3. Civic Ecology Practice Urban landscapes as learning arenasPhoto: A Kudryavtsev
  • 4. Urban landscapes as learning arenas Civic Ecology Practice Photo: www.japanfs.org/en/mailmagazine/newsletter/pages/030616.html
  • 5. Urban landscapes as learning arenasPhoto: A Kudryavtsev
  • 6. Civic Ecology PracticeLocal stewardship actions taken to enhance environment and community Photo: A Kudryavtsev Krasny & Tidball 2012
  • 7. Civic Ecology EducationLearning that takes place within a civic ecology practice Photo: A Kudryavtsev
  • 8. Urban landscapes as learning arenasPhoto: A Kudryavtsev
  • 9. Urban landscapes as learning arenasPhoto: A Kudryavtsev
  • 10. Urban landscapes as learning arenas Cities Biodiversity Outlook Thank you! Photo: A Kudryavtsev
  • 11. Urban landscapes as learning arenasPhoto: A Kudryavtsev