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Public lecture: London's Ecology

16 October 2006

Professor Carolyn Harrison (UCL Geography) will deliver a public lecture at Gresham College on 23 October 2006.

Entitled 'London's Ecology - Future ecological planning', Professor Harrison's lecture will discuss how recent changes in the governance of London have responded to recommendations of the 23rd Report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution on Environmental Planning to put the statutory protection and enhancement of the environment at the centre of planning. The focus will be on policies for nature conservation and taking forward ways of ecological thinking into policy development.

Professor Harrison is an ecologist and cultural geographer with interests in popular understandings of nature, nature conservation policy and practice especially in urban areas, and collaborative environmental planning.

She participated in the European COST Action 11 Research Network on Green Structure and Urban Planning, a group of practitioners and researchers who have been working on how a city's green spaces could be used to enhance the environmental sustainability of urban areas.

An independent institution, Gresham College has provided free public lectures in the City of London for more than 400 years. Professor Harrison's lecture takes place at Barnard's Inn Hall at 1pm.