Carbon Farming and Urban Metabolism
Nathan Phillips1, Lucy Hutyra1, David
Foster2, Mark Friedl1, Joe Ferreira3 Peter
Furth...
Urban BioMimicry
2
First do no harm
3711 leaks > 2.5ppm; range: 1.80 - 28.6 ppm; mode = 2.07 ppm
David Macaulay, Underground 13
“How Boston Works”
Unleash carbon services
(direct and indirect)
Or, about 3-4X annual carbon
storage at Harvard Forest
Value Carbon Farming as
“Adaptigation”.
Galveston, TX
Photo credit: UCS
Carbon Farming:
Recoupling with Nature for
a Healthy Urban
Metabolism
Thanks
Adrian Down, Rob Jackson, Jon Karr, Kaiguang Zhao,
Lucy Hutyra, Max Bronfield, Suchi Gopal, Chris Rella,
Shanna Cle...
Nathan Phillips - The Ecology of the City
Nathan Phillips - The Ecology of the City
Nathan Phillips - The Ecology of the City
Nathan Phillips - The Ecology of the City
Nathan Phillips - The Ecology of the City
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Nathan Phillips - The Ecology of the City

Nathan Phillips, Earth and Environment Department, Boston University An overview of our modern urban ecology, shaped and profoundly altered by human actions. Our relationship with our urban ecosystem can be improved if we recognize the threats that we bring through development and technology and the ways to increase resilience and biodiversity. As climate challenges intensify, carbon farming methods can support this resilience and protect living systems in our cities. Presented at the Urban and Suburban Carbon Farming to Reverse Global Warming conference at Harvard University on May 3, 2015, organized by Biodiversity for a Livable Climate. www.bio4climate.org
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Environment      
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - Nathan Phillips - The Ecology of the City

  • 1. Carbon Farming and Urban Metabolism Nathan Phillips1, Lucy Hutyra1, David Foster2, Mark Friedl1, Joe Ferreira3 Peter Furth4, Suchi Gopal1, David Hollinger5, Robert Kaufmann1, Steve Wofsy2 1Boston University 2Harvard University and Harvard Forest 3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4Northeastern University 5US Forest Service Beacon Hill
  • 2. Urban BioMimicry 2
  • 3. First do no harm
  • 4. 3711 leaks > 2.5ppm; range: 1.80 - 28.6 ppm; mode = 2.07 ppm
  • 5. David Macaulay, Underground 13 “How Boston Works”
  • 6. Unleash carbon services (direct and indirect)
  • 7. Or, about 3-4X annual carbon storage at Harvard Forest
  • 8. Value Carbon Farming as “Adaptigation”.
  • 9. Galveston, TX Photo credit: UCS
  • 10. Carbon Farming: Recoupling with Nature for a Healthy Urban Metabolism
  • 11. Thanks Adrian Down, Rob Jackson, Jon Karr, Kaiguang Zhao, Lucy Hutyra, Max Bronfield, Suchi Gopal, Chris Rella, Shanna Cleveland, Margaret Hendrick. Picarro Barr Foundation Conservation Law Foundation National Science Foundation ULTRA-ex Boston University: Sustainable Neighborhood Lab, Urban Metabolism Team

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