Productive Urban Landscapes

Research and practice around the CPUL design concept

The TNOC Festival happens from 22nd to 26th February 2021 online. (source: TNOC www 2021)

INVITE: The Nature of Cities Festival

We are pleased to share this invitation to The Nature of Cities (TNOC) Festival which will happen online from 22nd to 26th February 2021. Since our first contribution to TNOC in 2016 – now making it one of the earlier contributions – we have closely followed its many conversations on subjects around urban nature.

The organisers at The Nature of Cities say: ‘TNOC Festival pushes boundaries to radically imagine our cities for the future. A virtual festival that spans 5 days with programming across all regional time zones and provided in multiple languages. TNOC Festival offers us the ability to truly connect local place and ideas on a global scale for a much broader perspective and participation than any one physical meeting in any one city could ever have achieved.
The festival theme “Better cities for nature and all people” explores and celebrates the environmental justice aspects of green city building.
A transdisciplinary event, mixing scientists, architects, planners, artists, activists, practitioners, landscape architects, policy makers, business and social entrepreneurs, indigenous leaders into joined conversations.
TNOC Festival keeps the barriers to participation low, with our “follow the sun” programming in all time zones, in multiple languages, and low registration prices.

The Nature of Cities is a platform — a virtual magazine and media site — for diverse content and conversations on these themes, including essays and virtual roundtables – to which Bohn&Viljoen contributed – founded and curated by Dr. David Maddox (New York City). It is a collaborative of 600+ writers from many disciplines and from many places around the world.

TNOC’s Mission: ‘We believe the route to cities that are better for both people and nature is through transdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration. The mission of The Nature of Cities is to curate joined conversations about urbanism across ways of knowing and modes of action. We create transdisciplinary, publicly available, and widely disseminated programs, events, knowledge, and engagements for green city making. We strive for cities worldwide that are resilient, sustainable, livable, and just.’


Program, speakers and registration details for TNOC Festival are here.

The Nature of Cities platform is here.

The Global Roundtable Urban agriculture has many benefits. Is one of them a contribution to urban sustainability? to which we contributed is here.

Image: The TNOC Festival happens from 22nd to 26th February 2021 online. (source: TNOC www 2021)

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Katrin Bohn • 9th February 2021

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