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Valuing Urban Nature: Wellbeing, Ageing and Biodiversity

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07 November 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2 Tony Wilson Place, First St
M15 4FN


Come and discuss the value of urban green spaces and watch a screening of the award-winning documentary Demain (‘Tomorrow’). Join academics in a discussion on cities, nature and health

Communities, artists, activists, researchers, policymakers and ecological organisations are invited to join us for an afternoon exploring the value of urban nature, and its effects on wellbeing, ageing and biodiversity.

After a free screening of the award-winning 2015 social and environmental documentary Demain (‘Tomorrow’), there will be an open discussion where practitioners will be able to share their ideas and discuss them with researchers.

Our discussion will cover a range of issues around the themes of cities, nature, health and wellbeing. We will consider what sorts of values are – and might be – attributed to urban green and blue spaces in a city like Manchester, particularly from the perspective of older adults and an ageing population.

We invite you to come and watch this uplifting documentary and share your local solutions for protecting and engaging with Manchester and Greater Manchester’s green and blue spaces.

Booking is essential, please register here.

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Approximate timings: 12:15-14:15 for the film screening, 14:15-14:45 for a short comfort break, followed by the discussion from 14:45-16:00

Contact: Dr Jenna Ashton


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