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College of Environment and Design to host lecture by Biohabitats founder

The UGA College of Environment and Design will host a lecture by Keith Bowers on March 7 at 5 p.m. in lecture hall 123 of the Jackson Street Building. Open free to the public, the lecture is sponsored by the college’s Eleanor Ferguson Vincent fund.

For more than three decades, Bowers has been at the forefront of applied ecology, land conservation and sustainable design. As the founder and president of Biohabitats, Bowers runs a multidisciplinary organization focused on regenerative design, blurring the boundaries between conservation planning, ecological restoration and sustainable design. Using living-systems as the basis for all of its work, the firm applies a whole-systems approach to all of its projects.

In his lecture, Bowers will examine what it means to be regenerative, to think about whole systems and to apply a living systems approach in a rapidly changing world. Using case studies, he will review climate change adaptation, whole-systems water management and urban ecology initiatives, among others.