Nature In The City Podcast Episode 5: Thoreau And New World Nature This year Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental…
This year Dr. Kevin Anderson will take us on an exploration of “Nature and the American Mind”, examining the complex story that threads throughout our history and shapes our beliefs, policies, science, and management practices today.
Dr. Anderson is a geographer and philosopher, researching the nature of urban wastelands. He manages the Austin Water – Center for Environmental Research, a partnership with the University of Texas and Texas A&M University
Nature in the City is a collaboration between multiple City of Austin programs and partner organizations working together to increase our community’s access to nature in our community. We are proud to launch the Nature in the City Podcast – featuring Dr. Kevin Anderson – and hope that it inspires you to connect with our natural world and the City of Austin’s many resources.
Kevin is a geographer and philosopher researching the nature of, and the nature in, urban wastelands. He studied at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania [BA], Durham University, England, Ohio University [MA] where he taught philosophy and symbolic logic. He received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin with a dissertation entitled: Marginal Nature: Urban Wastelands and the Geography of Nature. His research interests include sewage treatment, soil ecology, and sustainable agriculture, urban ecology and sustainability, riparian ecology, environmental history, philosophy, and literature. He is a co-founder of the Texas Riparian Association and the Upper Tisza Foundation in northeastern Hungary. He runs the Austin Water-Center for Environmental Research which focuses on soil, sewage recycling, and environmental trace contaminants; rivers, riparian ecology, and alluvial aquifers; cities, biodiversity, and avian ecology.
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