Creating Tomorrow’s Liveable Cities was an Economist conference that brought together key players in urban planning and regeneration with influential thinkers in fields ranging from architecture to psychology, to inspire and stimulate fresh thinking on the future of the UK’s cities. I was very honoured to be able to take part in this event. By clicking on the link above you can view a video of the discussion that I took part in with Lord Jeremy Beecham, Roger van der Heide and Kate Henderson – Discussion 1.
The Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity (CBI) In 2009, I was asked to join a Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Expert Workshop on the Development of the City Biodiversity Index. The workshop was held in Singapore and after a preliminary assessment of their data availability and feedback by several cities worldwide, the indicators and scoring system were further improved upon and the first version of the User;s Manual for this Index was developed.
The Second Expert Workshop what held in July, 2010 and I was one of the 32 experts on urban biodiversity conservation and planning, as well as representatives from 7 cities worldwide to further develop and revise the Index. You can see my colleague Dr. Lena Chan, Deputy Director of NParks in a video explaining the index.