Date(s) - 09/04/2014
The conference, BiodiverCities – Rescaling Natural Parks and the City, incorporated a Site Visit which was held on the final day of the conference, Wednesday 9 April 2014. The Site Visit aimed to present a balanced, holistic perspective on urban protected areas challenges and riverine systems by showcasing a vision for two “Source to Sea” river corridors. Delegates walked along these potential “source to sea” corridors, the Diep and Prinskasteel/ Keysers Rivers, connecting Table Mountain National Park with municipal nature reserves.
While there was an important focus on biodiversity and relationships between national and local protected areas within metros, related challenges and possibilities of sustainable urban design, urban green open space, integrated catchment management, city health and climate adaptation were also discussed through interacting with key experts and stakeholders en route.
This event provided the opportunity to map a feasible walking trail that can be used in the short term.