Designing Urban Ocean Conservation
Given the increasing populations and environmental impacts of coastal cities, it’s time to figure out urban ocean conservation. Ports, tourism, and fisheries comprise a valuable “blue economy.” Wetlands, oyster reefs, mangroves, and coral reefs provide critical storm protection. Coastal recreation benefits our well-being and communities. Neglecting urban ocean conservation is to the detriment of our economies, food security, safety, and cultures.
- What are the most innovative ocean conservation efforts in coastal cities around the world?
- How can lessons from terrestrial conservation in urban areas be applied to ocean conservation?
- What would it look like to build an ocean ethos amongst New Yorkers and have New York City become a leader in urban ocean conservation?
- Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Founder, Ocean Collectiv
- Marquise Stillwell, Founder & Principal, OpenBox
- Nikita Scott, Chair, Surfrider NYC
- Murray Fisher, Founder, NY Harbor School and Billion Oyster Project
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Founder, Ocean Collectiv