Webinar: What is a wetland in the planetary urbanization? Nature & the City series [fr]

In this seminar, organised by the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong and Urban China magazine, and supported by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, the speakers will focus on rise of wetlands as a key component in the discourse of ecological civilization in China, with a specific case study of Hong Kong wetlands.


By 2050, more than two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. The accelerating move towards completely urbanized societies has been referred to by some scholars as “planetary urbanization”, pointing to the growing human impacts on the environment in the ear of globalization. In such processes, how has the notion of “nature” been mobilized in emergent environmental discourses and become “mainstreamed” in specific contexts?

This webinar will be on ZOOM from 2-5pm on May 22. It includes three presentations:

- The Meaning of Wetlands: stories from the HK Wetland Park by Matthew Pryor, Head of division and associate professor, Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong

- Beyond Impact avoidance: how can the EIA process benefit biodiversity conservation - a case study of a Hong Kong wetland by Michael Leven, director and ecologist in Asia Ecological Consultants Ltd

- The social construction of nature - Wetland conservation in an urban borderland by Werner Breitung, professor in David Lam Institute for East West Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University

These presentations will be convened by Ting Wang, Ph.D. Candidate at the Division of Landscape Architecture at HKU and discussed by Cecilia Chu, Xiaoxuan Lu (associate professors at the Division of Landscape Architecture at HKU) and Guo Cui (executive editor of Urban China Magazine).

For enquiries, please contact Ting Wang at sarahwin@hku.hk

To register for the webinar: https://www.wjx.top/m/74266101.aspx
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publié le 11/05/2020

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