David Hewitt of Biology and Design to Discuss Urban Ecosystems at Penn Science Café

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 17, 2014


David Hewitt

Lecturer in the schools of Arts & Sciences and Design

University of Pennsylvania


Penn Science Café series lecture and discussion, “Cities aren’t like ecosystems, they are ecosystems”


Tuesday, June 24, 6-7 p.m. 


World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St.


During the past two years, David Hewitt has taught ecology to students of City & Regional Planning. This talk will be a "lessons learned" from that experience: about how and why one should understand cities as ecosystems — not as a metaphor, not as stretch of the imagination, but simply and clearly as ecosystems governed by ecological principles, just as other kinds of ecosystems are. 

The talk is part of the Penn Science Café free public-lecture series presented by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes science out of the lab for a night on the town. Hewitt’s presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Seating is limited.