20th Anniversary NLI Design Institute
Re-Naturing Urban Childhood: Making Friends with Planet Earth
The Natural Learning Initiative is celebrating a long-awaited 20th Anniversary Design Institute in collaboration with longtime colleagues who have inspired our work over so many years! The virtual event will include presentations from international and national thought leaders in the field of community play, the beneficial impact of nature on child development, and new cultural challenges affecting life on the planet.
Speaker video presentations are in the order that their presentations were given.
Dipl.Arch; MCP, Hon. ASLA, Director, NLI
Cultural Pedagogue, PA/SPIELkultur e.V., Munich, Germany
Environmental Educator, PA/SPIELkultur e.V., Munich, Germany
Marilena Flores Martins
Founder and Former President of International Play Association Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil
Director of International Play Association Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil
Isami Kinoshita, PhD
Professor, Otsuma Women’s University; Professor Emeritus, Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Horticulture, Chiba University, Tokyo, Japan
Cheryl Charles, PhD
Co-founder and CEO Emerita, Children & Nature Network
Principal of People and Place Consulting and Senior Advisor, Evergreen, Toronto, Canada
Louise Chawla, PhD
Professor Emerita, Program in Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder
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