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The Nature of Cities Summit

Registration now open! 4-7 June, Paris- France.

To propel a movement for collaborative green cities

Join us for the first ever gathering of The Nature of Cities community: the TNOC Summit, 4-7 June 2019 in Paris, France.

Want to register? Use the Navigation Bar above to go to the REGISTER link above.

Want to propose a session or short talk? Use the Navigation Bar above to go to the PROGRAM link above.

Tell us what you’d like to see happen at the Summit: CLICK HERE.

A first-ever gathering of The Nature of Cities community where thought leaders from communities of practice, policy, and academia come together to discuss the nature of cities—green cities that are better for people and nature. The TNOC Summit will be a gathering unlike any before in its commitment to convening diverse voices and actors in support of propelling a movement for collaborative green cities.

Green design and nature are fundamental to cities that are just, livable, healthy, resilient, and sustainable. A unified vision and collaboration across disciplines, ways of knowing, and modes of action will be required to achieve such cities.

So How can we collaborate to create green cities—cities that are better for both people and nature, cities that combine knowledge and action? We need to inspire and propel a movement for truly transdisciplinary ideas for green cities. With the TNOC Summit, we aspire to change the process of city building through interactive sessions and workshops that join thought leaders, knowledge creators, practitioners, and stakeholders from diverse disciplines, ways of knowing, and modes of action.

We imagine this convening as a design meeting working from the premise that cities are both ecological and social spaces:

  • a planners’ meeting that interacts with artists;
  • a meeting in which practitioners meet scientists as a matter of course, in curated encounters;
  • a meeting balanced between the global South and global North, and balanced between thought and action;
  • a meeting in which the vision for cities integrates justice, livability, health, resilience, and sustainability;
  • a meeting about integrated ideas that can inform and evolve into leadership about the cities we need.

Join us in Paris, 4-7 June 2019.


See the footer to see our current list of partners. We welcome new sponsors and partnerships in programming are available—visit the Sponsors and Partners page. Or write us at

About “the Globe”

As the planning for the event continues to develop, so will the globe visualization, representing the global TNOC audience, visitors to this website, speakers, and registered attendees.

About TNOC Summit logo

We are the nature of cities, and the word “of” modifies nature to mean the “character” of cities, which we view through a green and blue lens. Our Summit logo, designed by Frida Larios, conveys a sense of a human connection among us as we steward nature and community in cities. The circles depicted in the logo are shared seeds, or ideas, both dispersed and gathered. Similar drawings of hands are common in Mayan symbology, and can mean both to “throw or scatter” and “to receive.” And in many traditions, the open hand signifies greeting, welcome, and openness.

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