CEO, Nature Based Solutions Institute
Barcelona Office
Cecil co-founded the Nature Based Solutions Institute in 2020. He has over 25 years of experience studying, teaching, and advising on aspects of urban forestry and nature-based solutions. He is widely considered as one of the world’s leading urban forestry experts, and his work has been featured by leading media outlets such as CNBC and in international documentary films. A Dutch national, he has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and North America. Since 2016 he has been a professor of urban forestry at the University of British Columbia. Cecil helped found the leading academic journal Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, and edited seminal textbooks such as The Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry. He is currently Editor-in-chief of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, the scientific journal of the International Society of Arboriculture. He has published widely. Cecil is passionate about using trees and nature to develop better cities, and always stresses the importance of building meaningful relationships between people and places. He has advised international organisations such as FAO, as well as national and local governments in more than 30 countries, and was an invited panellist at the 8th Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe in April 2021.

Moderator Of 3 Sessions

Session Type
Workshops /Meetings
Date
02/22/2022
Session Time
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Room

Hall A

Session Description
For greener, healthier and more resilient cities, we need to integrate nature into the neighbourhood. But how do we do that in ways that are meaningful and inclusive? How can architects, urbanists, ecologists, urban foresters and others work together on creating biodiverse urban environments. What are some of the opportunities but also challenges? This session discusses some of the possible answers, based on experiences from urban ecology, urban forestry, and other fields. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences with successfully making nature.
Session Type
Academic Sessions
Date
02/23/2022
Session Time
09:30 AM - 10:40 AM
Room

Hall A

Session Type
Academic Sessions
Date
02/24/2022
Session Time
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room

Hall A

Presenter Of 4 Presentations

Introduction

Session Type
Workshops /Meetings
Date
02/22/2022
Session Time
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Room

Hall A

Lecture Time
07:00 PM - 07:05 PM

Discussion

Session Type
Workshops /Meetings
Date
02/22/2022
Session Time
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Room

Hall A

Lecture Time
07:35 PM - 08:30 PM

Using the 3-30-300 rule for greening cities

Session Type
Workshops /Meetings
Date
02/22/2022
Session Time
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Room

Hall A

Lecture Time
07:20 PM - 07:35 PM

DELIVERING NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS THROUGH URBAN FORESTRY

Session Type
Academic Sessions
Date
02/22/2022
Session Time
02:45 PM - 04:00 PM
Room

Hall A

Lecture Time
03:25 PM - 03:35 PM