Stories of self

I believe that certain things come into our lives in the moments when we most need them (people, stories, ideas, concepts) – these come by way of walking through a packed grocery store or reading an excerpt from an out-of-place book waylaid on a store counter or forgotten in the pocket of an airplane seat … More Stories of self

Of travels, trees and tales: Everyone’s a storyteller

After an eventful month of travels through New York, Malmö, Copenhagen, Dublin, Toronto, and Montreal; I’ve been thinking a lot about people and about the associations that we make with urban places and the memories that resonate from various experiences. For some, it’s the architecture, for others it’s food, some like sculptures and monuments, some … More Of travels, trees and tales: Everyone’s a storyteller

Travels in Ireland

“Hello, welcome to Wild Rover Tours, my name is Jim and I’ll be your tour guide for the day.” If you do not hear these words… you’re on the wrong tour bus! Our time in Ireland can only be matched with the fun and jubilance that Jim Dempsey, our tour guide from Wild Rover Tours … More Travels in Ireland

Reflections on organizing the “Urban Forests & Political Ecologies” Conference of 2013

The Urban Forests & Political Ecologies (UFPE) Conference took place from April 18-20th, 2013, at the University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, in the Great Hall. The overall vision for the UFPE Conference was to showcase the important work and creativity of groups and individuals working in urban forestry issues across disciplines. The main … More Reflections on organizing the “Urban Forests & Political Ecologies” Conference of 2013