Urban Ecosystem Services Symposium:

Urban Ecosystem Services Symposium:

New tools to guide ecosystem management in an urbanizing world.

January 24, 2014

About the Conference

The Urban Ecosystem Services Symposium will explore the application and utility of urban ecosystem services scholarship by bringing together academics on the cutting edge of this science and city managers using the approach for urban planning. The event will assess the major questions and merits of the urban ecosystem services approach across global, regional, city, and community scales. The Symposium will engage around questions emerging from these studies and projects to catalyze a discussion and comparison of promising approaches and limitations.

Schedule of Events

8:00am to 9:00am


9:00am to 9:15am


Dean Peter Crane

9:15am to 9:45am


Mayor Caswell Holloway

9:45am to 12:00pm

Presentation of Models

Edward Barbier

Erika Svendsen

David Nowak

Leslie Shoemaker

Rob McDonald

12:00pm to 12:45pm


12:45pm to 1:45pm

Panel One: Urban Micro-Climate

Winston Chow

Aaron Durnbaugh

Stuart Gaffin

Tom Matte


Xuhiu Lee

1:45pm to 2:45pm

Panel Two: Green Infrastructure and Stormwater

Ellen Gilinsky

Mike Houck

Aaron Koch

Franco Montalto


Jennifer Hoyle

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Panel Three: Coastal Protection, Sea Level Rise & Hurricanes

Roselle Henn

Denise Reed

Gavin Smith

Dan Zarrilli

Alexander Felson

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Panel Four: The Use & Stewardship of Multifunctional Landscapes

Lindsay Campbell

Morgan Grove

Hans Hesselein

Keith Tidball


Gillian Bane

5:00pm to 5:15pm

Closing Remarks

Gaboury Benoit