DE Pres­i­dent, David Oswald, attended the Urban Bio­di­ver­sity Con­fer­ence — Cities: Part­ner­ships in Bio­di­ver­sity, at Con­cor­dia University.

Lead­ers in city plan­ning and man­age­ment con­gre­gated at Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­sity on March 7, 2014 to share their expe­ri­ences with bio­di­ver­sity issues in urban envi­ron­ments. DE’s skill base in envi­ron­men­tal analy­sis and design relates to many of the exam­ples given.

DE will be embark­ing on a new ven­ture to delve deeper into urban issues and bring design and envi­ron­men­tal sci­ence to these press­ing issues. Our work in the Caribbean is a good start as we focused on mon­i­tor­ing envi­ron­men­tal change, impacts, and esti­mat­ing risks in urban envi­ron­ments in six Caribbean coun­tries: Jamaica, Bar­ba­dos, Guyana, Belize, Dominica, and Saint Lucia.

Stay tuned as we evolve our work in this area. For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact David Oswald directly: davido@design-environment.com