The role of Botanic Gardens in an urban setting

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    The story of the University of Dundee’s Botanic Garden is one of transformation across time and function.

    It is the story of not just a garden in isolation but of a site for learning and teaching, and now the wider urban ecosystem that it exists in.

    This talk will look back over the garden’s 50-year journey to reflect on its evolution as a site with agency and a role to play in addressing anthropogenic change, locally and globally.

    Explore the garden’s role in progressing nature-based solutions, drawing insights from its diverse living collection and historic landscapes, propelled through novel citizen-powered data ecosystems for inclusive and green urban transitions.

    Discover how Dundee Botanic Garden, can act as an agent of change locally, from a curatorial perspective that is concerned with anthropogenic global change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2023
    EventUrban Biodiversity Conference 21/22 September - Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 21 Sept 202322 Sept 2023


    ConferenceUrban Biodiversity Conference 21/22 September
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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    • Botanic Garden
    • Curation
    • Living Collections
    • Nature-based solution


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