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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!
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.
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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