Mississauga event outlines importance of urban greenspaces

March 15, 2017 by  

Urban forests play many roles in the day-to-day life of a city, and a Mississauga event will help to give members of the public a greater appreciation of these natural resources.

Prof. Marc Johnson will be lending his knowledge to the Lecture Me! series of talks. He will be discussing the influence that built-up areas can have on the environment around them, and the important role that plants play in the city landscape.

According to the organizers of the function, he will be presenting details about how they improve air quality, are athletically pleasing, absorb rainwater, and prevent excessive runoff and flooding. He will also relate how they provide habitat for wildlife and are vital to the ecosystems they inhabit. Comb binding can be employed to produce inexpensive handouts that provide further details about the topics being discussed during the presentation.

The Importance of Plants and Parks in Urban Areas Lecture Me! session has been planned for April 4th in the Noel Ryan Auditorium of the Central Library. While there is no admission price being charged to the public for participation, registration is a requirement for those who wish to attend. Further details can be found on the library’s website, while those with direct questions are asked to contact the Sciences & Business Department 905-615-3500 ext. 3589.