Restoring urban spaces, designing future-proof cities | UN Decade launch event on 1 June 2021

Event posted by Nea Pakarinen
Tuesday, 1 June 2021 - 12:00 to 12:45 (Europe/Brussels) (Europe/Brussels)

Restoring urban spaces, designing future-proof cities

Mayors and other urban leaders will gather during this ICLEI High-Level Panel to envision cities full of life, as part of the official launch programme of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

1 June 2021 12:00 – 12:45 UTC

Cities are often seen as concrete jungles with little room or thought spared for nature. But people are increasingly realizing that greener cities are healthier, happier and more resilient places. How can we add more green to the grey? How can we revitalise the existing urban ecosystems – such as parks, street trees, waterways, coastlines and patches of forest? And how can cities, as engines of innovation, advance ecosystem restoration?

In this high-level panel discussion, mayors and other leaders from trailblazing cities will share their successes, challenges and visions for ecosystem restoration in their cities. They will share insights from various parts of the world, from a range of climates, and from cities of different sizes.