Cities and Natural Parks : Building an Urban Nature ?
ESPE, 63 La Canebičre
Marseille, 17-18 september 2015
BiodiverCities Paris 2010 : “Sustainable Management of Urban and Peri-urban Protected Areas in the
global North and South”
BiodiverCities Rio de Janeiro 2012 : “Urban
Protected Areas: issues, actors, spaces”
BiodiverCities Cape Town 2014 : “Rescaling Natural
Parks and the City”…
Network (upa-network.org) and the UNPEC program (Urban National Parks in
Emerging Countries and Cities) introduce the International Conference BiodiverCities 2015in partnership with the City of Marseille and the
Calanques and Port-Cros national parks.
symposium cycle is aimed at pooling approaches, studies and experiences underway,
as well as comparisons between protected areas. BiodiverCities 2015
shall offer a variety of contrasting perspectives: France/emerging economies,
global North/global South, national parks/other protected natural areas… in
addition to the pooling of experiences between the “Mediterranean” parks of the
Calanques, Port-Cros and Cape Town.
experiences in the field of the management of national parks in urban
and peri-urban areas, or those strongly influenced by urban uses (tourism, industry,
Presenting the research
underway on the interactions between conservation/development, societies/nature
and cities/natural areas.
development of cooperation between protected area managers, in partnership with research teams.