Natives & Invasives

A Panel Discussion of Urban Ecology and Gentrification in the Face of Climate Change

We will cover several discussion questions to lead a productive and informative discussion about the implications of urban greening on gentrification. Given the very immediate effects of climate change on urban habitability, especially in traditionally “under-served” neighborhoods, it is essential that we increase urban greenery and improve our overall urban ecology. We hope to provide different perspectives on how we move forward on this front in a responsible, aware, and strategic manner. How do we leverage the mass amounts of wealth pouring into our city while still maintaining the space and housing for current residents? What role do native plants play in our greening efforts and how can this mentality help in our fight for environmental justice for some of our most vulnerable residents?

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Room 211
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A Panel Discussion of Urban Ecology & Gentrification in the Face of Climate Change
Josiah Clark, Alex Javier, Allegra Mautner, Antonio Roman-Alcalá, Chryl Corbin