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Posh dogs and plastic grass - the new urban nature?

This event takes place on the first floor, sorry there is no step-free access. Snacks and fantastic pizzas can be ordered at the venue.
Past event - 2022
09 May Doors 7pm
event 7:30-9:30pm
The Devereux, 20 Devereux Ct, Temple,
London WC2R 3JJ
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From greener grass to designer dogs, urban nature is more fashionable than you think! But at what cost? Join us as we take a peek at the price tag for urban nature’s extreme makeover – it’s all fashion, baby?!

Plastic grass is everywhere!

Dr. Rob Francis (Reader in Ecology, King's College London)
@RAFUrbaneco
Artificial lawns, comprised of realistic plastic grass, are everywhere! But why are people choosing to install them? What are the environmental and societal implications of replacing a grass (living) lawn with a plastic simulacrum? And how does this fit with society’s need to make cities greener and healthier for both people and wildlife? This talk explores these questions, drawing on various strands of emerging environmental and socio-ecological research.
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Classist canines: how animals build the city

Dr. Andrew Brooks (Senior Lecturer in Development & Environment, Department of Geography)
From the cockapoos of Islington to the oysters of Whitstable Bay, charismatic as well as seemingly inert fauna play a role in making cities and towns more desirable places for humans to live. Casting light on the neglected entanglement of animals in gentrification, here I discuss the relations of human and non-human animals in gentrifying neighbourhoods, with a particular focus on how dogs shape urban landscapes.
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2022-05-10 Biological invaders: their conquest has already begun! The Devereux 20 Devereux Ct, Temple, London, WC2R 3JJ, United Kingdom
2022-05-11 Man overboard: Survival of the fish-est! The Devereux 20 Devereux Ct, Temple, London, WC2R 3JJ, United Kingdom