Reassembling our Cities
Creating pesticide-free urban spaces for people, plants and wildlife
A series of conversations hosted by PAN UK
Our cities are home to vibrant communities of people and biodiversity. Yet, human health is routinely put at risk and wildlife dramatically depleted as councils and land stewards continue to use pesticides to control weeds and other pests in an effort to keep our urban spaces ‘neat and tidy’.
Ending the use of these poisons in our parks, playgrounds, pavements, verges and other green spaces is the first step in creating thriving cities which are abundant with life. Many projects forged by local residents to bring communities together in nature and to encourage wildlife are undermined by the continued spraying of chemicals by local authorities and it is time we followed the example of some of our European neighbours and banned pesticides in our towns and cities.
Going pesticide-free requires councils, local organisations and residents to work together to find adapted solutions – the right pieces to complete their unique puzzle. This series of talks aims to highlight the importance of valuing the green spaces and wildlife in our cities:
Our Resilient Neighbours celebrates the plants on our streets and how they came to be there.
Space for Us All investigates the diversity of our urban wildlife.
Connecting Communities examines the potential of our green urban areas to be varied and generous spaces for all.
And lastly, Abundant Green Networks reimagines our urban spaces as a patchwork of solutions to our many diverse needs.
We will hear from inspiring environmental communicators, educators and protectors who are leading the way in reassembling our cities into green and inclusive spaces. Find out more and book your free tickets below.