There is growing recognition that cities can act as urban refugia for biodiversity and that the spontaneous dynamics of nature can be woven into the aesthetic characteristics of green spaces as part of the cultural and scientific enrichment of public culture.

On Wednesday 19 February 2020, Matthew Gandy will host a day-long roundtable at the British Academy with practitioners and researchers across the humanities and social sciences to examine innovative urban approaches to combining nature, environmental processes, and inclusive public culture which have developed in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.