CIE Seminar Series – 2022: Biodiversity sensitive urban design

SPEAKER: Professor Sarah Bekessy, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University

DATE & TIME: Friday, 18th February 2022 @ 12noon.

LOCATION: Seminar to be streamed via Zoom. Click HERE to connect (Meeting ID: 846 9118 4848, Password: 09485425).

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For the last decade, we have been working with a wide range of stakeholders to implement and test our protocol for ‘biodiversity sensitive urban design’.

I’ll report back on our ambition to mainstream the approach, providing some insights into our wins and setbacks, and highlighting where advances in ecological knowledge are still desperately needed.


Professor Sarah Bekessy leads the ICON Science research group at RMIT University which uses interdisciplinary approaches to solve complex biodiversity conservation problems.

She is particularly interested in understanding the role of human behaviour in conservation and in designing cities to encourage ‘every day nature’ experiences.

She co-developed the Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design protocol that has now been used by numerous developers, governments and non-government organisations to design innovative urban biodiversity strategies.

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