Meet the Author:
Julie Goodness,  Stockholm, Sweden

David Maddox

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Nature of Cities Principal, Urban Oikos Partners LLC, New York, NY USA David Maddox is committed to the health of the urban ecosystem—urban resilience, the application of ecosystem services for human welfare and livelihoods, and the effective and efficient monitoring and evaluation of these issues. He has worked for The Nature Conservancy, for the Maryland State government, for the City of New York, in non-profits, and as a consultant. As Founder and Editor of TheNatureOfCities.com and Principal of Urban Oikos Partners LLC, his current work is in the development and dissemination of useful knowledge for design and management of social-ecological systems in urban landscapes. He holds a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with a statistics minor, from Cornell University and is a published playwright, musician and composer. He lives in New York City.

Creative Place-Making—This is The Nature of Graffiti

David Maddox, New York City, United States 
Pippin Anderson, Cape Town, South Africa 
Paul Downtown, Adelaide, Australia 
Emilio Fantin, Milan, Italy 
Germán GĂłmez Eslava, Bogotá, Colombia 
Todd Lanier Lester, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 
Patrick Lydon, San Jose, United States / Seoul, South Korea 
Patrice Milillo, Los Angeles, United States 
Laura Shillington, Managua, Nicaragua / Montreal, Canada 
Mike Houck, Portland, United States 
Julie Goodness, Stockholm, Sweden 

Nature is all around us. Plants, animals, soil, air and water inhabit and animate our daily lives, whether you live in the country or in the city. We are invigorated by nature. We are inspired by its creatures, their beauty, and their existential meaning. We depend on nature’s services and what they provide. We long for connection to nature, whether...