what is urban rewilding?
why rewild urban spaces?
risks, fears & misconceptions
How cities around the world are already doing it:
Urban rewilding is defined differently by different change makers (i.e., city planners, scientists, agencies) around the world.
The CHANS research group, at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), is investigating new and innovative ways to define the subject:
"Our working definition, for local rewilding in Vancouver, is motivated by the goal to 'maintain and restore functional interactions in urban spaces'."
- CHANS Lab, UBC PhD Student
of the global population will live in urban spaces by 2050 (IUCN)
& post-pandemic environmental,
social and economic lows have
highlighted the need for change
Watch: David Attenborough's 'The Year the Earth Changed'
A: "We want to create meaningful change which means really looking into who are these trees for? What is their role?"
spending time in nature has both mental and physical health benefits
A: "We will be hosting a series of workshops with a diversity of local community members
and expert elicitors to inform
any investment in
environmental resilience is a longterm economic investment
boosting biodiversity, restoration of natural areas and ecological processes, carbon sequestration
Click the illustrations below to learn more about the benefits of urban rewilding
Click a newly rewilded place to explore:
Liuzhou Forest City
Q: Does urban rewilding
just mean regreening?
Q: How will we ensure
that diverse voices are
heard on the subject?
Check out the CHANS lab webpage for
Do you Want to Be
involved in the future