The BiodiverCities 2012 international conference took place at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro on the 29th and 30th of October 2012, within the framework of the research programme entitled Urban National Parks in Emerging Countries & Cities (UNPEC) (2012-2015), financed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France. UNPEC is an interdisciplinary programme of fundamental and applied research which compares urban national parks in the large metropolises of the South: Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Mumbai and Nairobi.
Research works dealt with actors convergent and divergent dynamics, and with the many challenges and great diversity of urban protected areas which are too often considered as natural against cities as the ultimate human artefact.
Marcos Cohen - Departamento de Administração da PUC-Rio ( download pdf)
Rodrigo Medeiros - Coordenador do Laboratório de Gestão Ambiental da UFRRJ ( download pdf)
Conclusive session: The role of the Tijuca massif for the local geo-hydro-ecosystem, Ana Luiza Coelho Netto Laboratorio de Geohidroecologia da UFRJ Vote of thanks: Pe. Josafá Carlos de Siqueira, S.J - Reitor da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Lauching of the book editing the proceedings of the conference Biodivercities Paris 2010