Support projects which help us think differently about our relationship with nature
- Redefine conceptions of who and what has rights, including sentient animals and even natural features inside and outside cities to better protect and regenerate nature.
- Be inspired by successful legal battles to award personhood and legal rights to national parks, rivers and other natural bodies.
- Reflecting on what is indigeneous, create stories from and around natural features in the city so it belongs as an explicit part of the neighbourhoods and help the inhabitants relate to them and help them become guardians of nature.
- Adopt different ways of defining, understanding and experiencing nature, with up-stream salutogenic design and attention to different and civic-based worldviews, value systems, organising ideas and mental models overcoming techno-science approaches.
Read more about Wuppertal’s Urban Gardening Peace Project
Link 2: Read an UrbanA blog post by UrbanA colleague Duncan Smith, concerning ongoing debates about the meaning of indigeneity in the modern world
Listen to the Designers of Paradise podcast, looking at innovative initiatives experimenting with agricultural approaches which restore watersheds, repairs soils; increases biodiversity, and sequesters carbon