WILD Cities Workshop

On April 4, 2014 The WILD Foundation hosted a WILD Cities Workshop in collaboration with Chicago Wilderness and The Forest Preserve District of Cook County at Chicago’s Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. This Workshop convened a diverse group of urban conservation and citizen engagement leaders from organizations in Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan area, and also included participants from New York City, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Berlin, Germany. The Workshop participants engaged in a spirited discussion about various strategies and policy mechanisms for effective urban conservation and defining the criteria for what constitutes a WILD City by exploring topics such as: urban green infrastructure & climate change resilience, wildlife & habitats within cities, urban planning initiatives for biodiversity, and connecting urban citizens with nature and wilderness.