David Avelar | Center for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Lisbon University
António Alexandre | HortaFCUL, Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon University
Florian Ulm | Center for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Lisbon University
How to integrate and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in a city, while taking in consideration the lessons from Nature? How to transfer ecological knowledge to the spacial, social and economic sphere of a city? How to capitalize on ecology and evolution wisdom?
This session wants to address in particular the UN SDG 11, which covers “Sustainable Cities and Communities”. The challenges cities face can be overcome with nature-based solutions in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty.
The symposium will consist of flash presentation in a PechaKucha way (20 slides 20 seconds each) to inspire and activate the discussion. The presentations will be about patterns in ecology to support the nature-based design discussion.
The discussion will follow the Open Space Technology at the Permaculture Living Lab and will be about how to apply the scientific evidence about ecosystems dynamics and patterns in cities in different domains: socio-economic, energy and transportation; food consumption and production; resource use efficiency.
Acknowledging HortaFCUL Permaculture project bred at Lisbon University, from which the Permaculture Living Lab flourished, it will be shared ten years of lessons and it contributions for a sustainable future.
Econics: dynamics and functioning of complex and holarchically nested ecological systems
Healthy soil as the basis for a sustainable future
Learning from Ecology to implementing at Lisbon University: the 10 year old HortaFCUL permaculture project