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Fri, 09 Jun



Introducing Nature Cities and transcending historic divides

Dr. William Burnside

Introducing Nature Cities and transcending historic divides
Introducing Nature Cities and transcending historic divides

Time & Location

09 Jun 2023, 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm


About the event


Cities are interesting and important. They are where most of us work and live, where most of our environmental footprint originates, where most economic activity happens, where so much culture and art evolves, and where key social issues and forces originate and are intensified. They reflect us, and we reflect them. Appreciating and understanding these facets and their relationships cannot be done in a given book or paper or by a given research team or even by a given method or field. It merits an ongoing venue that appreciates this complexity and these varied contributions and that strives to make research and opinion mutually intelligible. Nature Cities endeavors to be this venue and to transcend the divides that have historically balkanized urban research and opinion.

About the Speaker:

Dr. William Burnside joined Nature Sustainability in 2017 as an associate editor and then senior editor, covering agriculture, conservation, life and Earth science, and urban science. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the US National Socio-environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). His PhD in biology was awarded by the University of New Mexico, where he studied large-scale human ecology and the influence of metabolic constraints on ecological patterns and processes, collaborating with scholars in anthropology, computer science, ecology and physics. Before his doctoral work, he edited environmental and life science textbooks and earned an MS in natural resources and environment from the University of Michigan and a BA in human biology from Stanford University. Bill is based in New York City.

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