SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Our Better Nature: A conversation with author Philip J. Dreyfus
"Few cities are so identified with their environment as San Francisco—the hills, the bay, the fog and even the fault line shifting below. Yet most residents think of the city as separate from the natural environment on which it depends. Join environmental historian Philip J. Dreyfus to discuss his new book Our Better Nature: Environment and the Making of San Francisco. Learn how cities develop by reshaping nature, how urban life has influenced our thinking about nature and how re-imagining the place of our cities in nature is necessary for building a more environmentally equitable world."