The spirit of Dada welcomes you to TNOC Summit: What is the nature of the city of our dreams?

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What prevents us from creating cities that are better for people and nature? It doesn’t seem like a lack of knowledge—don’t we have enough research knowledge to act on better policy? So, what is the impediment?

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The Singing Air

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One Minute of Dance a Day, at TNOC Summit

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On Paschal Mysteries, Primates and Conflagration: Notre Dame and the Ecological Disenfranchisement of Western Civilization

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Imagining Future Cities in an Age of Ecological Change

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Oh, For the Love of Bicycles! A Walking Reflection about Moving on Two Wheels through Urban and Rural Areas

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London National Park City is a Reality

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From City of Light to Ville Verte: How a Comprehensive Approach to Climate Change Adaptation is Making Paris the World’s Green Innovator

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Closer to Home, Higher the Walls

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The Nature of Cities—Europe and The Nature of Cities—France are partner organizations to TNOC—Global. TNOC—Europe, a Registered Charity in Ireland, was formed in 2018 to work on projects specifically involving European cities. TNOC-France, a Registered Association in France, was formed in 2019 to lead in TNOC Summit; work on projects specifically involving French and Francophone cities; and be the lead on TNOC’s actions in events and the arts (FRIEC).

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The spirit of Dada welcomes you to TNOC Summit: What is the nature of the city of our dreams?

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What we do

The mission of The Nature of Cities is to curate joined conversations about urbanism across ways of knowing and modes of action. We create transdisciplinary, publicly available, and widely disseminated programs, events, knowledge, and engagements for green city making. We strive for cities worldwide that are resilient, sustainable, livable, and just. We work to achieve this by:

  1. Publishing open access, web-based articles, essays, and discussion forums by writers, thinkers, creators, and activists, focusing on ideas that are transdisciplinary and at the frontiers where science, design, planning, and art meet. Creativity in all forms and from all sources.
  2. Creating public symposia and transdisciplinary engagements designed to increase knowledge and citizen engagement in creative cultures, urban nature, planning, design, and placemaking. Recent events include TNOC Summit in Paris (June 2019) and the Food-Water-Energy public event in san Jose, Brazil (September 2019). See also our FRIEC page.
  3. Designing outreach, educational, and research materials for urban communities, city managers, practitioners, and researchers on the subjects of urban ecosystems, green infrastructure, nature-based solutions, and biodiversity.
  4. Creating programs that engage arts, culture, science, and action together in joined spaces.
  5. Conducting place-based projects with partner organizations in Europe and on a global scale, integrating ways of knowing and modes of action.
  6. Stimulating, engage, and provoke citizens, artists, planners, designers, and scientists to explore new ways to envision better cities—cities that are sustainable, resilient, livable, and just.
  7. Conducting place-based projects with partner organizations in various countries.
  • The Nature of Cities—Europe and The Nature of Cities—France co-publish at our partner site: www.thenatureofcities.com.

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TNOC—Europe is a Registered Charity in Ireland (No. 621611).
TNOC—France is a Registered Association in France (No. W843007753)

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TNOC-Europe Directors (2018-2019):

  • Marcus Collier, Dublin
  • David Maddox, New York
  • Siobhán McQuaid, Dublin

Members (governing board, 2019):

  • Pippin Anderson, Cape Town
  • Marcus Collier, Dublin
  • Martha Fajardo, Bogotá
  • Mike Houck, Portland
  • David Maddox, New York
  • Chantal van Ham, Brussels

TNOC-France Directors  (2019-2020):

  • Gilles Lecuir, Paris
  • David Maddox, New York
  • Valerie Gwinner, Vaison-la-Romaine
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What prevents us from creating cities that are better for people and nature? It doesn’t seem like a lack of knowledge—don’t we have enough research knowledge to act on better policy? So, what is the impediment?

Read On

The Singing Air

Read On

One Minute of Dance a Day, at TNOC Summit

Read On

On Paschal Mysteries, Primates and Conflagration: Notre Dame and the Ecological Disenfranchisement of Western Civilization

Read On

Imagining Future Cities in an Age of Ecological Change

Read On

Oh, For the Love of Bicycles! A Walking Reflection about Moving on Two Wheels through Urban and Rural Areas

Read On

London National Park City is a Reality

Read On

From City of Light to Ville Verte: How a Comprehensive Approach to Climate Change Adaptation is Making Paris the World’s Green Innovator

Read On

Closer to Home, Higher the Walls

Read On