Upcoming Events

Feb 21 2019 Symposium /

‘The Natural City’: A Practical Approach for Using Ecological References in Planting Design

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Lecture Hall 103
George Vari Engineering and Computing Building
Ryerson University
245 Church St

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Learn to use ecosystem references in cities bearing the brunt of climate change. How can we develop, implement and maintain sustainable, robust planting designs at all scales?

Morning Session
Our speakers will propose a framework for using ecosystems as references
Speakers Include:
Sarah Mainguy, ecologist at North-South Environmental
Stefan Weber, biology PhD candidate at McMaster University
Neil Turnbull, landscape architect at Neil Turnbull Ltd
Doug Larson, biology professor emeritus at the University of Guelph

Afternoon Session
Your chance to get your hands dirty! Practical exercises will be conducted to apply the ecological reference models to a range of urban site conditions.

Following the sessions there will be a post-event social to share event feedback and discussion.