Harnessing Knowledge, Creativity and Technology to build green, healthy cities for the future
30 October @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmfree
Dr Amy Hahs is an urban ecologist with an established research career investigating how urban landscapes impact the local ecology, with a strong emphasis on the use of spatial data and geographic information systems as a critical tool for understanding urban ecosystems and informing action. Now, as a specialist consultant, Amy works on a diverse range of building projects to develop green, healthy cities and towns, and conserve resilient ecosystems where we live and work.
From small development projects, such as roadside planting audits and local parks, to largescale metropolitan infrastructure projects, such as building sub-city tunnels and planning development precincts, Amy’s expert skills, deep knowledge and strong industry connections ensure a sustainable strategy will be developed to expand biodiversity in—and add value to—our important urban environments.
In her presentation on “Harnessing Knowledge, Creativity and Technology to build green, healthy cities for the future”, Amy will discuss how cities affect the health and wellbeing of humans and biodiversity, the challenges that our future cities face, and how technology, knowledge and creativity are helping us to overcome these challenges to create cities for both people and nature.