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Successful Urban Ecology Conference

At "The City as an Organism", 170 participants from 26 European countries discussed how to develop sustainable cities with respect to energy, water, traffic, urban planning, social organization, and many other aspects of urban ecology. Most of the participants took part in the 16 workshops, each of which discussed a special topic and produced an exhibit (See photo)

These exhibits are now circulated in the Copenhagen area as a mobile exhibition. Other outcomes of the conference were:

· a statement from the participants, calling for continued cooperation among NGOs on collecting cases for good practices in urban ecology. From the bottom" develop a list of urban ecology groups in Europe, and secure NGO participation in the Sustainable Cities Conference in Lisboa in October.

· a report summarizing the plenary sessions and workshops.

The conference was organized by OVE, The Danish Organization for Renewable y in cooperation with INforSE Europe and local organizations.

Conference report available at: OVE/INforSE-Europe, adsrress at back page.