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Paul serves as the Executive Director of the Gaia Institute and leads the staff in pursuing the Institute’s mission of exploring through research, development, design and education the interrelationship between human communities and natural systems.  They are located on City Island, Bronx!  BX Pride!

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By the end of this year there will be 7 billion people on the planet, the majority of which will be living in cities.  Despite being seemingly at odds with the natural environment, urban populations require resources and services that can be provided by local ecosystems.  All it takes is a new way of thinking about urban land use.  This wonderful short from National Geographic Magazine gives us some perspective on the global population crisis and highlights the importance of our research in urban ecology.

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